This March will see the long-running Atelier franchise return to Nintendo systems, featuring the new protagonists Lydie & Suelle as they explore mysterious paintings to gather ingredients and get to alchemising. If you were hoping to play it with English voice-overs, however, you’re out of luck.

The news comes via Dualshockers who asked Koei Tecmo at a recent press event whether the upcoming JRPG would feature both English and Japanese voice support. Unfortunately the game will be fully subtitled with only Japanese voices, a major change from the last few games in the series.

While it’s surely something players can get used to it is a little unfortunate, especially considering one of the previous protagonists, Sophie, will return in the game for a major role.

We’ll likely bring more on Atelier Lydie & Suelle as we approach its March 27th Switch release date.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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