Koei Tecmo has released new screenshots and information for Atelier Ryza, detailing new characters Lila, Kilo, and Agatha, as well as a revamped synthesis system.
We've posted the press release in full below, with images in the galleries.
Atelier Ryza is set to release on October 29 in North America and on November 1 in Europe for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. You can find the localization announcement information and recent character introductions here, as well as the game's opening movie.
Learn the Enchanting Ways of Alchemy in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
A Completely Revamped Synthesis System Welcomes Both Newcomers and Veterans Alike to Become Full-Fledged Alchemists
Burlingame, Calif. – July 26, 2019 – KOEI TECMO America and GUST Studios revealed a treasure trove of information today for their upcoming title Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. Slated to launch October 29, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam®; players will follow the exploits of the teenage tomboy, Ryza, and her band of mischievous friends on a heart-warming adventure – filled with magic, mystery, and self-discovery.
Throughout her journey, Ryza will rely upon her newfound powers of synthesis; creating items which will help her overcome any obstacle in her path, including the powerful new threat facing her beloved hometown. In fact, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout features a completely revamped synthesis interface, which clearly displays the required materials and effects that can be added to items at a glance. This new ‘Linkage Synthesis’ system features a fixed number of cells that players can unlock via strategic item placement – extending a variety of different results imbued onto the final product depending on the way the cell branches. Special change recipe cells can also be uncovered to unlock new recipes, enabling aspiring alchemists to experiment with different items while discovering exciting new results.
The new ‘Item Rebuild’ process then allows for these created items to be used again during synthesis. Rebuilding an item offers the chance to make it stronger than it was originally built – the more times an item is rebuilt, the more superior it will become. However, rebuilding an item also causes the amount of dexterity required to increase, limiting the amount of characters who will be able to us them. Choosing between item strength and ease of use is now vital when planning battle strategies.
In addition to the synthesis system information, a charming new trailer for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout was also released; along with various images of some of the colorful characters Ryza will meet on her journey including: close childhood friends, Lent and Tao; the courageous merchant’s daughter, Klaudia; the protector of Rasenboden Village, Agatha; the mysterious wandering alchemist, Empel; the cool and composed wandering warrior, Lila; and the young spirit, Kilo.