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This sixth installment in Gust's console RPG series comes to North American PS2s courtesy of Nippon Ichi Software America. Players enter the fantasy world of Regallzine, a place divided into small, independent countries that is home to the "Great Sprirt." As in the previous, Japan-only releases in the series, the game's magic system involves alchemy, the mystical power that allows the combination and creation of powerful items. Unlike earlier games, however, the hero of Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is a young man (not a maiden) named Klein Kiesling. He is joined by Ryta Blanchimont, a traditional "altier" alchemist, and Popo, a fairy with influence over the Regallzine's "Mana" spirits. The game's combat system plays out in a turn-based fashion, but the time cost of each combat ability is factored, and the order in which character's make their moves is determined by the time required for each chosen action. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide