Originally released for the Dreamcast on November 15, 2001, Marie & Elie no Atelier: Salberg no Renkinjutsushi 1-2 is a compilation release of the Atelier series' first two entries, Marie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi and Elie no Atelier: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 2. The compilation introduces a number of small improvements to the games, primarily graphical enhancements. The Dreamcast release also included a number of bonus items, including a decorative phone strap with a small figure of one of the series' characters, as well as several digital bonus files accessible by loading the game disc on a computer.
In 2005, the compilation was brought to the PlayStation 2, with the port handled directly by Gust, the Atelier series' main developers. The port introduced further graphical enhancements, with many art assets being re-scanned to take advantage of the PlayStation 2's increased resolution capabilities.
Initial Release Recall
Shortly after Marie & Elie's initial Dreamcast release, the digital bonus files were found to accidentally contain code from the "Kriz" computer virus. The code would infect the user's computer upon running any of the thirteen included screensavers, deleting every file on the user's computer on Christmas day before attempting to wipe the computer's BIOS. On November 20, developer Kool Kizz offered a formal apology, warning users against running the screensavers and offering virus detection tools for those who already had. Alongside the apology, Kool Kizz recalled the game to issue non-infected copies.