Atelier Online is set to kick off its first beta test in the UK, the Philippines, Indonesia, Canada, and Brazil at 7pm PT/3am GMT. The Android-exclusive test will run until April 13, giving you around a week to get involved.
For those not in the know, Atelier Online is a free-to-play JRPG from Koei Tecmo and Boltrend Games that sees you building up a roster of fan-favourite characters from the earlier entries while doing battle with all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures in co-op.
The franchise dates all the way back to 1997’s Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg. Since then, over 40 Atelier games have arrived on a variety of platforms, and the IP has even expanded to the world of anime and manga. One constant across everything Atelier is the focus on alchemy. In the games, you’re often tasked with collecting and combining ingredients in order to create better gear and items.
In our Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends review, we called the latest entry “an adorable JRPG with fun characters and an in-depth alchemy system that will keep you entertained for 50+ hours.”
If it’s Atelier Online you’re interested in, you’ll find it available for download now from over on Google Play, provided that you’re based in one of the beta test regions. Worry not if you can’t play it just yet, as we’ve got lists of the best mobile RPGs and best gacha games to keep you busy.