Atelier Ryza 2 sees Lila and Empel returning as Sub Characters, special editions and Season Pass detailed
Koei Tecmo and Gust have released more new information and screenshots for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy. The new information includes details on more gameplay features in the upcoming RPG, such as raising Punis that can help gather materials and decorating Ryza's Atelier.
Two characters from the prequel, Empel Vollmer and Lila Decyrus, are confirmed to make their return. But while both of them were available as party members in the first game, they are instead added to the Sub Characters page on the Japanese website. It is yet to be specified if Empel and Lila can join the party again in Atelier Ryza 2 or not. Although Gust did add more party members through DLC in Atelier Lydie & Suelle and Atelier Lulua, the first Atelier Ryza did not add any extra characters.
Koei Tecmo also detailed the game's Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, as well as its Season Pass. You can find information on this and more in the official English press release below, as well as translations of Empel and Lila's biographies from the Japanese website.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy will be released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, as well as PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam digitally. It will be released in Japan on December 3, North America on January 26, 2021, and Europe on January 29.
Joining Ryza on her adventure is the adorable and enigmatic creature known as Fi. Ryza and Fi become increasingly close throughout their journey, with the bond between the two deepening as they begin to live together. As Fi continues to grow, Ryza realizes that the creature possesses a mysterious power. Ryza eventually brings Fi to explore the ancient ruins, and when Fi behaves like it wants to go deeper into the unknown darkness, the party discovers a glowing crystal that seems to hold deeper meaning to Ryza’s new best friend.
While exploring the ruins, Ryza and Fi run into Empel and Lila, who initially helped guide Ryza in her adventures three years ago. In fact, Empel is the one who taught Ryza alchemy, while Lila remains one of the fiercest female warriors in the land. The pair continue their search for “something” special in the ruins. Could their search also help Ryza and Fi learn the secrets of the lost legends?
In addition to the expanded character roster, Ryza will also be aided on her adventure by her Puni companions. These blob-like creatures can be sent on gathering trips, and will now even be able to level up, making it easier to discover rare items to pass along to Ryza. Ryza can then use these items to decorate inside her atelier, and by changing things like the wall or floor, Ryza will be able to influence certain special effects, including the likeliness of having sunny weather.
Alongside the new gameplay and character details, KOEI TECMO Europe also announced the first information related to the title’s Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions, which will be made available digitally for Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC via Steam®, PlayStation®4, and PlayStation®5.
- The Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Digital Deluxe Edition features the base game along with additional costumes and gathering spots, including the Kurken Island Gathering Tour, Another Style Costume Set, the Summer Memories Costume Set, the Helpful Items Set, and the All You Need! Gem Pack.
- The Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Ultimate Edition features everything included inside the Digital Deluxe Edition along with the Atelier Ryza 2: Season Pass and the special Season Pass bonus Ryza costume: Mysterious Book Alchemist.
First Season Pass details were also revealed, including 12 upcoming DLC packs that will be available at a lower price when purchased as a Season Pass than when purchased individually. Upcoming DLC includes new swimsuit costumes, recipe expansion packs, the additional area of Keldorah Castle, the high-difficulty area of Flame Sun Island, and the Gust Extra BGM Pack.
Empel Vollmer (voiced by Hirofumi Nojima)
The person who taught alchemy to Ryza 3 years ago. Just like before, he is still continuing his journey with Lila. The two of them meet Ryza's team again while investigating the ruins around the Royal Capital. He is still extremely fond of sweets.
Lila Decyrus (voiced by Haruka Terui)
An Oren girl, just like Serri. She is still accompanying Empel on a journey. A very talented female warrior, she used to act as a teacher to Lent 3 years ago. What will she think about when she sees how Lent acts like now?