Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy launches on December 3 in Japan, January 2021 for PC
Koei Tecmo has announced that Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy will launch in Japan on December 3 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The PC (Steam) release is set to release in January 2021.
While the western branches of Koei Tecmo have not yet confirmed an English release date, it seems likely it will launch alongside the PC version in the west.
Koei Tecmo has also introduced more characters found in the sequel, including familiar faces Tao and Bos, along with newcomer Serri. The game's setting and other new exploration systems have also been revealed.
New screenshots and character artwork can be found in the gallery. You can find the debut announcement trailer and information here.
- Dynamic Rope Action
The numerous ruins that Ryza's team will visit on their adventure will have obstacles that hinder their paths. If Ryza obtains a new adventuring tool called the Emerald Band and use the new action to explore every corner, she may be able to find clues that solve the ruins' mysteries.
- Underwater Exploration and Getting Soaked
Swimming underwater with the new action now allows underwater explorations. You can gather materials both on surface and underwater, and even find new ruins as well. Characters who just went back from the waters to land will also have their clothes properly soak.
- The Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird
A very large city that Ryza's hometown Kurken Island is nothing in size comparison. While getting surprised by the sheer amounts of buildings lined up and people that come and go, Ryza will prepare an Atelier here to go on a new adventure.
Tao Mongarten (voiced by Junta Terashima)
Ryza's childhood friend. He went with Bos to study in Ashra-am Baird in order to become a scholar. He has grown much taller for the last 3 years, there are no longer signs that showed he used to be bullied.
Although he still likes to read books on his own, the royal capital has a lot of things that pique his interest, so he goes outside more often than he used to be in Kurken Island.
Serri Glaus (voiced by Yukiyo Fujii)
An Oren girl just like Ryza's old friend Lila.
She goes on a journey to gather various plant seeds with a certain objective, and she wants to join Ryza's party in exploring ruins.
Although she has a gentle personality, she is just and fair towards anyone. For some reason, she keeps a bit of distance from Ryza while interacting with her.
Bos Brunnen (voiced by Yohei Azakami)
Ryza and Tao's childhood friend.
There are no more ill feelings between him and Ryza's party. And since he studies at Ashra-am Baird together with Tao, the two have been spending a lot of time together. He is studying extra hard to become a suitable successor to the Brunnen family.
His frequent use of abusive languages is also still intact.