Earlier this year it was announced that HD remasters of the Arland trilogy (Atelier Rorona, Totori and Meruru) would be coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. Western fans hoped the West would not be left out. Worry no longer for the Arland DX Trilogy is on its way to the West!
From my understanding these are pretty much HD Remasters of the PS Vita (Rorona Plus also got a PS3 release) “Plus” remakes which included all DLC from the original PS3 versions of the games along with extra goodies.
The main reason this is wonderful news, besides it being enhanced ports of three of the best Atelier games in the franchise, is because of the girl on the right. Mimi Houllier von Schwarzlang. Without giving too much away she starts off as a rival of the second Arland protagonist Totori (on the left) but as they go on adventures together what becomes respect between the two grows into something more, especially in Atelier Meruru. Worry not for the other two leads as Rorona and Meruru also have their own lady love interests.
Check out this Play-Asia link promoting the Japanese release of the DX trilogy to get more info on the three games.
Atelier Arland Series Deluxe is scheduled for a digital only release on the PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC (most likely Steam) December 4th, 2018. The games will be available for purchase separately or as a discount bundle.
Other source: OPRainfall