Continuing the adventures of Reisalin Stout and her friends both new and old first explored in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, the Japanese development studio Gust has been at work on a sequel titled Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. In development for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC gaming platforms, Koei Tecmo has confirmed that the 22nd mainline instalment in the Atelier franchise will begin rolling out on physical and digital storefronts from 29 January 2021.
In Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, Ryza is not only joined by returning fan-favourites like Lent Marslink and Tao Mongarten, she also meets a number of new characters who will help her throughout her adventure. Inside the Academy District café, Ryza meets a young woman by the name of Zephine Baudouin. Zephine manages the request bulletin board inside the café, and the bulletin board becomes a key part of Ryza’s day-to-day exploits – it’s used by citizens of the Royal Capital to post jobs ranging from delivering materials to defeating monsters – and as Ryza completes these tasks, she will be compensated with monetary rewards, materials, and even Skill Points.
Other characters inside the Royal Capital include the talented blacksmith and engraver, Dennis Holland; shopkeeper and former acquaintance from Kurken Island, Romy Vogel; and farmworker Cassandra Cappelli, whose father owns an obscene amount of fruitful land inside the Royal Capital’s Farming District.
As Ryza and friends embark on their journey, they encounter enemies and monsters throughout the land, and madness and mayhem ensue. Parties now include three battle members and one sub-member, and all heroes will now be aided in the game’s real-time tactics battles, complemented by the ability to stack Action Points and Core Charge.
As party members build up Action Points, characters will be able to unleash multiple Skills in a row via a Skill Chain. By using the Skill Chain ability, the power of all skills increases as well as the amount of Core Charge gained in each attack – the function needed in order to also use items – enabling you to unleash devastating attacks like throwing waves of bombs! In addition, by using skills your gauge fills up and after it exceeds a specific amount, your Tactics Level increases. As your Tactics Level increases, the amount of times your regular attacks hit also increases, and Action Points begin to build up quicker. If your Tactics Level reaches the max, you can activate a special technique: The Fatal Drive.
Available exclusively from Koei Tecmo Europe’s online store, a Premium Edition of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy is being offered. Priced at £79.99, this edition for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC includes the following goodies:
• Atelier Ryza 2 Standard Edition (PS4, Nintendo Switch or PC Steam Key)
• Collector’s Box
• Early Access Serial Code for Ryza’s “Sonnet of Dawn” Costume (Console Only)
• Tao’s Research Notebook (Art Book)
• Original Illustration B2 Cloth Poster
• Special Clear File (Set of 2) ～Key to the Ruins File ＆ Character File～
• Mini Acrylic Character Charm
• “Beware of Puni!” and “Blue Puni Costume” t-shirt DLC for Ryza (Console Only)