MANA KHEMIA: ALCHEMISTS OF ALREVIS AND STUDENT ALLIANCE COMING TO EUROPE

Santa Ana, CA (Jan 27, 2009)– NIS Europe announced today that both Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al Revis (PS®2) and Mana Khemia: Student Alliance (PS®P) will be published by NIS Europe for the European countries. The decision comes after increasing demands for hardcore titles in Europe. NIS Europe will release several hardcore titles a year and gradually increase its line‐ups. Hardcore gamers in Europe can expect the same level of quality that the North American gamers have been enjoying for years.

The 4th entry in the RPG series, Mana Khemia is different from the previous Atelier Iris games. Mana Khemia is a campus sim style RPG, where you can interact with classmates and professors to complete academic quests. You play as Vayne Aurelius, a novice alchemist who was invited to attend Al‐Revis Academy. At the academy Vayne will meet human and not so human(?) alchemists, and together you will solve the mysteries of alchemy.

Key Features

    <*> Multi‐player‐ A co‐op mode were you can battle monsters together to get rare items. Jump Start‐Install part of the game on to the memory stick to make loads faster. <*> Academic Quests– Players will take on quests that the professor assigns. If you fail your mission, you may have to stay after school. Also depending on who you work with for your assignments, the outcome of the story will change. <*> Avatar Crafting‐ Personalize your characters by“crafting” skills and stats instead of just levelling up through combat. Crafting skills and stats allows the player to create unique characters like a warrior that excels in summoning magic or a magician that’s an expert that s at snipe shooting. <*> Item Crafting– A comprehensive item/weapon crafting system. Create anything from healing potions to swords through alchemy. <*> Team Crafting‐ Craft items using your team’s recipe. <*>Symbol Encounters– No more random encounters. Visually confirm and engage enemies.
About NIS Europe

NIS Europe is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs including titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. In 2008, NIS Europe was established to publish exciting and innovative game titles for the European territory. NIS Europe is devoted to offer products that hardcore gamers will enjoy. As a growing publisher, we are committed to continuous improvement and dedication for customer satisfaction.

About Gust

Gust Co., LTD. (Gust) was established on October 1st, 1993 in Nagano, Japan as an entertainment software developer. Gust strives to create sensible new games that continually advance gaming technology to fulfil the dreams and expectations of their fans around the world.

©2009 Gust Co., Ltd. Mana Khemia is a trademark of Gust Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Licensed to and Published by NIS America, Inc.

RELEASE DATE: Spring 2009

PLATFORM: PlayStation® 2&Portable

GENRE: RPG

PLAYER(S): 1 (PS2) 1~2 (PSP)

ESRB: 12+

PUBLISHER: NIS Europe

DEVELOPER: Gust

CONTACT:

Jack Niida

jack@nisamerica.com

Nao Zook

nao@nisamerica.com


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