Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2 Release Details Announced
04.05.05 - 10:48 PM

Gust has announced a pre-order campaign and other release details regarding its upcoming PlayStation 2 title Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2. In fact, the pre-order present will differ, depending whether fans place their order at Gust's official online store or at a cooperating game store in Japan. Pre-ordering at the game store of your choice in Japan will net you a 20-page full color artbook as well as a soundtrack containing 13 tracks from Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2 and nine arranged versions of tracks from previous series installments. Those ordering the game via Gust's online store, will be treated to a Gust Special Drama CD, titled Viola no Atelier in addition to the artbook and the soundtrack.

Apart from the pre-order campaign, Gust also revealed that the original soundtrack will be released in Japan about one week ahead of the game, on May 18th. The two-disc album will contain more than 70 tracks, including the opening theme Eternal Story and the ending theme Tabidachi no Tobira. The soundtrack will go on sale for 3,200 yen ($29.56 US).

Gust is also offering a new vocal CD, titled Volkslied (meaning folk song in German). This album will include 10 themes from the series' seven installments. It will be available for 3,000 yen ($27.71 US).

Iris no Atelier: Eternal Mana 2 will be released in Japan on May 26th. The standard version will be available for 6,800 yen ($62.81 US), while the limited edition will cost 9,800 yen ($90.52 US). The latter will include a music box, a figure as well as a greetings card.

Chris Winkler