Koei Tecmo and Gust have released new information and screenshots of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland introducing new characters Rorona, Fickes, Nico, Lionela, and Chimdragon, and the Alchemy Riddle.
Get the details below.
Rorolina Frixell (Rorona) (voiced by Mai Kadowaki)
The lovable mother.
- Occupation: Alchemist
An alchemist who possesses some the greatest abilities in Arland. However, since she understands alchemy through her own confusing theory, she is not good at teaching others. Her work moves her from place to place, so she is never around at important times. Her passion for pie has not weakened, and even now she works hard in order to make a more delicious and unusual pie every day.
Fickes Finis (voiced by Wataru Hatano)
The shady-looking magician.
- Occupation: Magician
A mysterious magician with an easygoing atmosphere. He jokes and tends to talk like someone who speaks in riddles, and people say he looks suspicious. He loves the magic tricks that he does for a living, and not even experts are able to see through his tricks. He is kind to children and the youth, and seems to take a keen interest in Lulua’s growth.
Nicodemus David Dieter (Nico) (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
A former pirate living on land.
- Occupation: (Former) Pirate
A sailor who was famous in the Arland region’s sea ports as “Nico, Crosser of the Stormy Seas,” but a “certain someone” destroyed his beloved ship, and he is currently taking on requests as an adventurer while earning repair expenses. He has a lively and rough personality, and is the type who is big‐hearted on one hand, but does not think things through very deeply on the other.
Lionela Heinze (voiced by Kei Shindou)
A versatile entertainer and bar owner
- Occupation: Bar Owner
A woman who runs the Arland bar Arahoro Pavilion. She was once a shy and timid person, but after meeting Rorona and traveling all over, she grew to have a sociable personality. She established Arahoro Pavilion to create a place where you can spend time peacefully no matter the circumstances.
Chimdragon (voiced by Yuuko Sanpei)
An all-purpose carriage driver who supports your journey.
- Occupation: Carriage Driver
A homunculus “Chim” that grew big thanks to a certain secret medicine. He is currently traveling with Lulua’s teacher Piana. He calls Lulua his “Nano Master.” Lulua travels Arland together with them in their carriage atelier. In addition to the replenishment of tools, Chimdragon does housework and more, and is essential to Lulua’s journey.
■ The Ancient Text that Guides Lulua: Alchemy Riddle
In the “Alchemy Riddle” are letters that can only be read by Lulua. They seem to be about alchemy, and Lulua dreams that she may be able to become a good alchemist if she deciphers the Alchemy Riddle.
Alchemy Riddle and Game Format
In Atelier Lulua, the story will progress as you decipher the Alchemy Riddle, but you will also learn new recipes and skills, and discover new collection places.
However, the still-growing Lulua cannot read and understand everything yet, and some mysterious keywords are still unsolved. In order to decipher everything, Lulua will have to grow through various actions such as collection, battle, and synthesis.
1. Check the Alchemy Riddle!
In the Alchemy Riddle are mysterious keywords written in red text. It is necessary to clarify those keywords in order to read and understand everything.
2. Reveal Keywords Based on Hints!
In revealing keywords, various actions such as collection and battle are essential. Hints as to which actions are good to take are written down in the Alchemy Riddle, so you can rely on it. Each time you reveal a keyword, the Alchemy Riddle will update and you will obtain new information.
Since the reward you will receive upon deciphering is also written in the text, you may also choose which pages to decipher based on the reward. The pace at which you decipher is up to you.
3. Decipher the Alchemy Riddle!
After figuring out all the keywords, you can finally start to decipher the Alchemy Riddle. By deciphering the Alchemy Riddle, the contents of the text will reveal everything that has been shrouded in mystery thus far.
Upon finishing deciphering a page, Lulua will be rewarded with various information essential for her growth, including the next objective to progress the story and new recipes.
■ First-Print Bonus: Lulua Costume Design
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan in 2019, and for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in North America and Europe in spring 2019.
View the screenshots at the gallery.