Atelier Ryza will be released in Japan on September 26, main characters introduced with new screenshots
Koei Tecmo and Gust have announced a release date for Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Everlasting Darkness and the Secret Hideout, the newest title in their long-running Atelier series with brand-new gameplay systems promised during the reveal in Japan. This RPG will be available in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on September 26.
Atelier Ryza will tell the story of Reisalin "Ryza" Stout, an ordinary girl who is getting bored with daily life in her hometown. She sets off on an adventure with her close friends Lent and Tao to the other side of Kuchen Island to find new interesting things to explore, making more new friends such as Klaudia in the process. Ryza will eventually meet a male alchemist whom she will learn alchemy from.
We have also translated biographies of the title's main characters which you can check along with the new screenshots and artworks we have posted right below. As of this writing, Koei Tecmo's western branches have yet to officially announce an English localization for Atelier Ryza yet, although a PC Steam version has also been confirmed in Japan with a yet-to-be-known release timeframe.
Reisalin "Ryza" Stout (voiced by Yuri Noguchi) - An ordinary girl who is searching for interesting things
An ordinary girl whose characteristic is not having any characteristics. She feels vagueness and anxiety over having to live a boring life, so she hangs out with her long-time partners-in-crime to desire interesting things day after day.
Her personality is wild and also looks boyish. She has a strong sense of justice and it won't be easy to bend things that she thinks are the right ones.
A certain 'encounter' will bring a change to her ordinary life.
Lent Marslink (voiced by Takuma Terashima) - The strong-armed warrior with common sense
Ryza and Tao's childhood friend. Due to a certain circumstance, he becomes shunned by the village. He wants to make a big achievement and have the villagers recognize him again. Although he could be often considered as a youth with a good mood, he is softhearted with deep friendships. He also has an intuition with common sense, and he often stops Ryza from doing unpredictable things.
Tao Mongarten (voiced by Yui Kondo) - The bullied bookworm
Ryza and Lent's childhood friend. He always carries an abstruse old book found in the basement archives of his house and continues work on deciphering it by himself. Due to this, he is considered by villagers as an eccentric. Although he's a timid person who is poor at socializing, he would never abandon his friends. He also has an intellectual curiosity that's like a tenacity it gives him the power to concentrate which exceeds that of an ordinary person.
Klaudia Valentz (voiced by Hitomi Ohwada) - A new friend who comes to the village
The daughter of a merchant family who comes to the village Ryza lives in. Because she is traveling with her father who is on a market trip, she never gets a chance to make close friends. Although her personality is gentle, she also has unexpected courage like hiding a line that cannot be pulled.
Rubert Valentz (voiced by Kenji Hamada) - Klaudia's father who is sober and honest
Klaudia's father. The owner of a large company he raised from his own lifetime, his livelihood consists of traveling with his caravan. He is clearheaded and has a logical personality, so he hates unplanned actions. He seems to be overprotective of his sole daughter Klaudia.