KOEI TECMO Europe and developer GUST Studios have announced their upcoming JRPG, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, this Friday, the 29th of January, across Europe for Nintendo Switch, Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and digitally on PlayStation 5*.
Joining up with an old friend in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The thrilling and emotional JRPG picks up three years after Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, as Ryza sets out in an all-new quest to discover the secrets behind the ancient ruins and the truth behind the lost legends. Joining Ryza on her journey is a host of new and old friends from the franchise, along with Ryza’s adorable and enigmatic new furry companion known as Fi.
Adding to the fun and adventure, Ryza now has all-new dynamic abilities to help her navigate across the deadly terrain, including the ability to swim underwater, use plants to climb walls, and even swing on a magical rope!
These and other abilities allow Ryza to explore various areas and ruins more fully and actively. In addition, the thrilling real-time tactics battle system has been powered up to include up to 4 members (3 main party members plus 1 sub-member), with characters able to link multiple skills and items in a row to defeat even the deadliest of enemies thanks to the new Skill Chain and Item Rush techniques!
New ways to synthesise
Also new to Ryza 2 is an evolved synthesis system, helping the heroine collect and combine unique and customizable items to use along her journey — simplifying the synthesis experience for new players, while at the same time enabling experienced alchemists to make full use of the new synthesis systems like Essence and Evolution Link.
Another new feature is Ryza’s ability to Research Ruins. Use conversations with characters to investigate the locations of the ruins, then explore the area and enter the darkness to help Ryza reveal the true mystery inside.
Gamers who purchase a physical or digital copy of Ryza 2 during the first two weeks of launch will receive an Early Purchase Bonus – the Summer Fashion Costume Set. Furthermore, those who have save data from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout will also be able to unlock the Classic Costume Set, including outfits for Ryza and her friends from the previous title.
Take note, by purchasing the digital or physical PlayStation 4 versions of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, you can receive an upgrade to the digital PlayStation 5 version at no additional cost.