And it’s closer than you think!
Gust may have already spoiled us this year with Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists and Atelier Lulua, but hold onto your cauldrons, because we’re getting a third game in the series this year. That’s right, folks, Koei Tecmo has announced that Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is on its way as well.
The first of an all-new Atelier saga, Atelier Ryza follows the story of teenage tomboy Ryza, who hopes to one day escape the routine and mundane life of her village, and gets her wish after meeting a mysterious old man who teaches her the ways of alchemy. Little does Ryza know however, that she will soon have to use her newfound abilities to help save her village from an evil lurking below the surface. At least she’ll finally get some excitement!
GUST has stated that Atelier Ryza promises to be a more immersive experience than past Atelier games, thanks to the inclusion of more detailed shadows, and a richer explorable world. Additionally, it has also been confirmed that new mechanics will be implemented into the game as well, such as a more in-depth synthesis process, and the ability to use tools in order to affect which items a player will get from gathering spots.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is slated to release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on October 29. Are you ready to embark on yet another Atelier adventure this year? What other mechanics do you hope to see in this game? Let us know in the comments below!