Atelier Rorona was released to Japan in June of last year as the first PS3 game in the long running alchemy-themed RPG series. The game focused on 14-year-old Rororina Fryxell, a new alchemist. Like past Atelier games, it combined RPG elements, including a menu-driven battle system, with item synthesis and visual novel elements. Of course, one of the big attractions was the HD visuals -- fully 3D, as a first for the series.
The sequel is set five years after the end of that game. Rororina is 22 and is the instructor to the new main character, 13-year-old Totooria Helmold. Totooria lives with her father and older sister. Her goal is to find her mother, an adventurer who went missing years ago.