Gust Co. Ltd.

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Gust
Native name
ガスト
Division
Industry Video games
Founded
  • October 1, 1993 (as Gust Co. Ltd)
  • July 28, 2014 (as Gust)
Headquarters Nagano, Nagano, Japan
Key people
Aoyagi Kazuo
Products Atelier Series
Ar tonelico Series
Parent Independent (1993–2011)
Koei Tecmo (2011–present)
Website www.gust.jp

Gust Co. Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社ガスト, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Gasuto) is a video game developer and division of Koei Tecmo Holdings, known for their Atelier and Ar tonelico series.

Company[edit]

Gust Co. Ltd. was founded in 1993 in Nagano, Japan, as the first game software house in Nagano Prefecture. The company began by creating dôjinshi games for personal computers. Its first project was Story of King Ares (アレス王の物語) for the NEC personal computer. In 1994 the company became an official developer for the Sony PlayStation video game console, and its first PlayStation product was the simulation game Falkata (ファルカタ). In 1997, Gust released Atelier Marie, the first game in the long-running, popular, and iconic Atelier series. Since then the company has released several successful games for various home and portable video game systems. On 7 December 2011 the financial news source Nikkei reported that Tecmo Koei had bought all shares of the company from the stakeholders for 2.2 billion yen with the intention to make social games of Gust's Atelier console role-playing game franchise.

It was announced on July 28, 2014 that Gust will be absorbed by its parent company Koei Tecmo on October 1, 2014, and will continue to develop existing game series and new intellectual properties as "Gust Nagano Development Group".[1][2]

In 2015, Gust released a new site called "Gust Social" exclusively for its social games, starting with Nights of Azure, Atelier Sophie and Ciel Nosurge as the first advertised, for the purpose of improving communication with fan feedback.[3] The website allows for fans to make a Gust ID account which allows them to participate in surveys, buy products from the Gust online store, and a variety of other related content.[4] Additionally, the Gust Social serves as an active news site for its new social games.

Games[edit]

Games developed by Gust are known for their alchemy and item-crafting systems, distinctive character designs, and traditional or "old-school" graphical and storytelling style. In Japan, Gust has published its own games or cooperated with Banpresto. In North America, these games are published by NIS America. After the acquisition by Koei Tecmo, all games are published by them.

Title System Release date JP NA EU AUS
Falcata ~Asutoran Pādoma no Monshou~ (ファルカタ ~アストラン・パードマの紋章~) PlayStation June 30, 1995 Yes No No No
Welcome House (ウエルカムハウス) PlayStation February 23, 1996 Yes No No No
Mērupurāna (メールプラーナ) PlayStation June 21, 1996 Yes No No No
Welcome House 2 (ウエルカムハウス2) PlayStation December 20, 1996 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg PlayStation May 23, 1997 Yes No No No
Karyuujou (火竜娘) PlayStation September 25, 1997 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg Ver. 1.3 Sega Saturn December 11, 1997 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie Plus: The Alchemist of Salburg PlayStation June 4, 1998 Yes No No No
Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2 PlayStation December 17, 1998 Yes No No No
Noir Yeux Noire -Cielgris Fantasm- (黒い瞳のノア Cielgris Fantasm) PlayStation July 1, 1999 Yes No No No
Robin Lloyd's Adventure (ロビン・ロイドの冒険) PlayStation January 6, 2000 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie GB Game Boy Color January 8, 2000 Yes No No No
Atelier Elie GB Game Boy Color January 8, 2000 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg Microsoft Windows April 28, 2000 Yes No No No
Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2 Microsoft Windows April 28, 2000 Yes No No No
Hresvelgr (フレースヴェルグ) PlayStation 2 June 22, 2000 Yes No No No
Hresvelgr: International Edition (フレースヴェルグ International Edition)[a] PlayStation 2 December 21, 2000 Yes No Yes No
Atelier Lilie: The Alchemist of Salburg 3 PlayStation 2 June 21, 2001 Yes No No No
Marie & Elie: Atelier Pair WonderSwan Color October 25, 2001 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie & Elie: The Alchemists of Salburg 1-2 Dreamcast November 15, 2001 Yes No No No
Hermina & Culus: Atelier Lilie Another Story PlayStation 2 December 20, 2001 Yes No No No
Atelier Lilie Plus: The Alchemist of Salburg 3 PlayStation 2 April 4, 2002 Yes No No No
Atelier Judie: The Alchemist of Gramnad PlayStation 2 June 27, 2002 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie, Elie & Anis: Message of the Gentle Breeze Game Boy Advance January 24, 2003 Yes No No No
Taishou Mononoke Ibunroku (大正もののけ異聞録) PlayStation 2 February 27, 2003 Yes No No No
Marie's Charajan i-mode March 10, 2003 Yes No No No
Atelier Viorate: The Alchemist of Gramnad 2 PlayStation 2 June 26, 2003 Yes No No No
i Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg i-mode December 15, 2003 Yes No No No
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana PlayStation 2 May 27, 2004 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny PlayStation 2 May 26, 2005 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Marie+Elie: The Alchemists of Salburg 1-2 PlayStation 2 October 27, 2005 Yes No No No
Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia PlayStation 2 January 26, 2006 Yes Yes Yes No
Atelier Marie Vodafone Live! April 3, 2006 Yes No No No
Atelier Marie S! June 3, 2006 Yes No No No
Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm PlayStation 2 June 29, 2006 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Marie: Puzzle Workshop EZ November 2, 2006 Yes No No No
Atelier Elie: Puzzle Workshop EZ November 2, 2006 Yes No No No
S! Yes No No No
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2 After Episode i-mode, SoftBank 3G December 1, 2006 Yes No No No
Atelier Lise: The Alchemist of Orde Nintendo DS April 19, 2007 Yes No No No
Atelier Elie S! April 2007 Yes No No No
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PlayStation 2 June 21, 2007 Yes Yes Yes No
Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica PlayStation 2 October 25, 2007 Yes Yes Yes No
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy PlayStation 2 May 29, 2008 Yes Yes No No
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance PlayStation Portable September 25, 2008 Yes Yes Yes No
Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island Nintendo DS March 12, 2009 Yes Yes No No
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland PlayStation 3 June 25, 2009 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy Portable Plus PlayStation Portable October 1, 2009 Yes No No No
Atelier Lina: The Alchemist of Strahl Nintendo DS December 22, 2009 Yes No No No
Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel PlayStation 3 January 28, 2010 Yes Yes Yes No
Atelier Judie: The Alchemist of Gramnad: Imprisoned Garden PlayStation Portable April 8, 2010 Yes No No No
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland PlayStation 3 June 24, 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Viorate: The Alchemist of Gramnad 2: The Memories of Ultramarine PlayStation Portable February 3, 2011 Yes No No No
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland PlayStation 3 June 23, 2011 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Marie-Elie: The Alchemists of Salburg GREE February 2, 2012 Yes No No No
Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate PlayStation Portable April 12, 2012 Yes No No No
Ciel Nosurge ~Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Uta~ PlayStation Vita April 26, 2012 Yes No No No
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk PlayStation 3 June 28, 2012 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland PlayStation Vita November 29, 2012 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ciel Nosurge ~Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Uta~ RE:Incarnation PlayStation Vita February 21, 2013 Yes No No No
Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland PlayStation Vita March 20, 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky PlayStation 3 June 27, 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland PlayStation 3 November 21, 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star PlayStation 3 March 6, 2014 Yes Yes Yes No
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk PlayStation Vita March 27, 2014 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea PlayStation 3 July 17, 2014 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ar Nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star PlayStation Vita October 2, 2014 Yes Yes Yes No
Ciel Nosurge Offline ~Ushinawareta Hoshi e Sasagu Uta~ PlayStation Vita October 2, 2014 Yes No No No
Atelier Questboard Android, iOS October 17, 2014 Yes No No No
Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky PlayStation Vita January 22, 2015 Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland Nintendo 3DS June 4, 2015 Yes No No No
Nights of Azure PlayStation 3 October 1, 2015 Yes No No No
PlayStation 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes No No No
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book PlayStation 3 November 19, 2015 Yes No No No
PlayStation 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea PlayStation Vita March 3, 2016 Yes Yes Yes No
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey PlayStation 4 November 2, 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Microsoft Windows February 7, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nights of Azure Microsoft Windows February 7, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Microsoft Windows March 7, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blue Reflection PlayStation 4 March 30, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes No No No
Augmented Reality Girls Trinary Android, iOS April 12, 2017 Yes No No No
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Nintendo Switch August 31, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes No No No
Blue Reflection Microsoft Windows September 26, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Microsoft Windows October 24, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Nintendo Switch December 21, 2017 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita Yes No No No
Microsoft Windows March 27, 2018 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World Nintendo Switch 2018 Yes Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation 4 Yes No No No
PlayStation Vita Yes No No No
Atelier Online: Alchemists of the Brasier Android, iOS TBA Yes No No No

Cancelled[edit]

Other media[edit]

Gust sells various licensed goods of their products from their online shop, such as anime, manga, music CDs, and drama CDs.

Gust maintains an extensive official fan-oriented web site, Salburg.com, featuring game information, news, contests, write-in columns, employee journals, fan-participation campaigns, mini-games, and shopping.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Released in Europe as Jet Ion GP.

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