Atelier Marie Remake & Paranormasight Skipped in Western Nintendo Direct (But They’re Coming West)

Today's #NintendoDirect had a lot of announcements, but guess what? There's more. The #Atelier Marie Remake and the horror #visualnovel Paranormasight by Square Enix have been skipped in the western direct despite the fact that they're coming west. Weird.

Published: February 8, 2023 8:13 PM /


Atelier Marie Remake

Today's Nintendo Direct brought a ton of announcements including the release date of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the announcement and immediate release of Metroid Prime Remastered, and the coming of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games to the Nintendo Switch Online service, but what if I told you that there's more.

For reasons that will likely remain a mystery to anyone who isn't Nintendo, the house of Mario and Zelda skipped two relevant games in the western Nintendo Direct, the announcement of Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg by Koei Tecmo and Gust, and Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo by Square Enix

If you're wondering, the omission isn't due to the lack of a western release. Both games have already been confirmed for North America and Europe.

Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg will bring back the original Atelier game from 1997, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series. It'll come in the summer of 2023 for PlayStation5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Excuse you, Nintendo, but this is massive news for JRPG fans and those who love the Atelier Series. 

The historical JRPG is being fully remade, and you can check out a trailer below, unfortunately only in Japanese. More information will be revealed on February 20 via an anniversary livestream which will also feature Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & Secret Key.

Next, from Square Enix, we get the reveal of Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo, a supernatural mystery adventure visual novel coming to Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, iOS, and Android in March 2023.

Below you can check out an official description and a trailer.


This unsettling tale takes place in the Sumida Ward of Tokyo, Japan, in the late 20th century.Unravel the hopes, dreams and fears of these unique characters who find themselves in the grip of deadly curses, as their motivations intertwine in a story that twists and turns.
Lead the story to its conclusion by your own hand!


Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn’t quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the Mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn't pay it much mind - that is, until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes.
Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries...
Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate’s suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son.
Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.

Key Features

  • Conduct investigations in Showa Japan; depicted through immersive, ambient 360 backgrounds. With the full support and cooperation of Sumida City Tourism Division, the local museum, the tourist association, and the local community, real-life scenery from Sumida has been photographed with a 360° camera and recreated as photo spheres that cover the entire sky and surroundings.
  • Unravel the mysteries of Honjo through investigation and conversations with many interesting - and suspicious - characters.
  • Be sure to pick up all crucial clues, and choose your movements carefully - or you may just meet your demise!
  • Explore a story that twists and turns through multiple points of view and find ways to reveal new pieces of information.
  • Navigate strategic gameplay and choose to either deploy your curses at the opportune moment, or risk being cursed yourself.

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