NIS America has narrowed down the release date for Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy to August, released as a premium package with the usual goodies.

Developed by Gust, Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy is of course the sequel to Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis. New subjects have been added to Al-Revis Academy's curriculum, and two new students share the focus of the story, Ulrika the alchemy student and Raze the combat student, each with their own story to play through. One can expect entertaining turn-based RPG combat and tons of detail-intensive alchemy recipes to collect and create.

The game is hitting the PlayStation 2 on August 25th, and NIS America is packaging it in a premium box, seen here, along with a double-sided poster and the game's soundtrack.

The first Mana Khemia stands as one of my favorite roleplaying games for the PlayStation 2, so I'm barely exaggerating when I say I am awaiting this release surrounded by an ever-increasing puddle of drool. Check out the promo trailer at the link below while I fetch some paper towels.

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