Switch fans are no stranger to the Atelier series, at least that is according to how well the series has done on the Nintendo Switch.
Speaking to Miketendo64, producers of Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, Junzo Hosoi and Keisuke Kikuchi, said that the game did well on the Nintendo Switch and sold similar units to its PlayStation 4 counterpart, potentially reaching new players in the process.
Miketendo64: Given the fact Gust and Koei Tecmo have revealed quite a few Atelier games for Nintendo Switch this year, is it fair to say Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, performed well on Switch? Is there any chance you could comment on the game’s success on Switch?
Hosoi & Kikuchi: As sales numbers in North America and Europe were similar on PlayStation 4 and Switch versions, it seems this title could reach players new to the Atelier series.
The two also shed some light on the future of Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World. It seems that the two producers have some plans for the game. Still, it would depend on whether the game is successful in the market first.
Miketendo64: While it might be earlier days yet, do you see Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, as having what it takes to go on and have a new trilogy of its own, or is it more of a standalone, intended only to celebrate 20 years of Atelier?
Hosoi & Kikuchi: We have developed this title while thinking about making a series out of it if it is successful. Adding in further instalment’s characters from future Atelier series games will allow fresh and exciting possibilities.