Gust Co. Ltd.

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Native name
Industry Video games
  • 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)

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.


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.


Gust games 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, Gust games are published by NIS America. After the acquisition by Koei Tecmo, all games are published by them.

Releases in North America[edit]

Releases in Japan[edit]

All games were developed and published by Gust unless otherwise noted. Some games have different versions on many systems.

  • Atelier series
    • Salburg series
      • Marie no Atelier ~Salburg no Renkinjutsushi~ (マリーのアトリエ ~ザールブルグの錬金術士~) - PlayStation (05/23/1997)
      • Elie no Atelier ~Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 2~ (エリーのアトリエ ~ザールブルグの錬金術士2~) - PlayStation (12/17/1998)
      • Lilie no Atelier ~Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 3~ (リリーのアトリエ ~ザールブルグの錬金術士3~) - PlayStation 2 (06/21/2001)
      • Marie & Elie no Atelier ~Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 1 & 2~ (マリー&エリーのアトリエ ~ザールブルグの錬金術士1・2~) - Dreamcast (11/15/2001)
      • Hermina & Culus ~Lilie no Atelier Mōhitotsu no Monogatari~ (ヘルミーナとクルス 〜リリーのアトリエ もう一つの物語〜) - PlayStation 2 (12/20/2001)
      • Marie, Elie, & Anis no Atelier ~Soyokaze Kara no Dengon~ (マリー・エリー&アニスのアトリエ ~そよ風からの伝言~) (published by Banpresto) - Game Boy Advance (01/24/2003)
    • Gramnad series
      • Judie no Atelier ~Gramnad no Renkinjutsushi~ (ユーディーのアトリエ ~グラムナートの錬金術士~) - PlayStation 2 (06/27/2002)
      • Viorate no Atelier ~Gramnad no Renkinjutsushi 2~ (ヴィオラートのアトリエ ~グラムナートの錬金術士2~) - PlayStation 2 (06/26/2003)
    • Atelier Iris series
    • Mana Khemia series
    • DS Atelier series
      • Lise no Atelier ~Ordre no Renkinjutsushi~ (リーズのアトリエ ~オルドールの錬金術士~) - Nintendo DS (04/19/2007)
      • Annie no Atelier ~Sera Tō no Renkinjutsushi~ (アニーのアトリエ 〜セラ島の錬金術士〜) - Nintendo DS (03/12/2009)
      • Lina no Atelier ~Strahl no Renkinjutsushi~ (リーナのアトリエ 〜シュトラールの錬金術士〜) - Nintendo DS (12/22/2009)
    • Arland series
    • Dusk series
    • Mysterious series
  • Ar tonelico series (Co-developed with Banpresto)
  • Surge Concerto series
  • Yoru no Nai Kuni (よるのないくに) series, known as Nights of Azure in the west.
    • Yoru no Nai Kuni PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (10/01/2015, Japan release)
    • Yoru no Nai Kuni 2 PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (February 2017, Japan release)
  • Others
    • Falcata ~Asutoran Pâdoma no Monshou~ (ファルカタ ~アストラン・パードマの紋章~)
    • Mêrupurâna (メールプラーナ)
    • Welcome House (ウエルカムハウス)
    • Welcome House 2 (ウエルカムハウス2)
    • Noir Yeux Noire -Cielgris Fantasm- (黒い瞳のノア)
    • Karyuujou (火竜娘)
    • Robin Lloyd no Bouken (ロビン・ロイドの冒険)
    • Taishou Mononoke Ibunroku (大正もののけ異聞録)
    • Hresvelgr (フレースヴェルグ) Released in Europe as "Jet Ion GP"
    • Blue Reflection (ブルー リフレクション)for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita (3/30/2017)


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,, featuring game information, news, contests, write-in columns, employee journals, fan-participation campaigns, mini-games, and shopping.


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