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1491300cookie-checkAtelier Ryza 2 Launches This Winter

Atelier Ryza 2 Launches This Winter

Traditionally each new entry in the Atelier series has featured a brand new protagonist. Characters, even protagonists, have returned, but usually as supporting characters or companions. With the exception of Iris, this has been the series standard until Ryza’s grand return this winter in Atelier Ryza 2.

Set 3 years after the previous game, Ryza travels to the capital city of Ashra-am Baird after a friend sends a letter with a “mysterious request” inside. Her journey will involve uncovering the mysteries of the Lost Legends and the ruins that surround the capital. Likely tied to the Klint Kingdom that dominated the region. Players are likely to uncover more dastardly abuses of alchemy by the Kingdom’s former ruler. If hints from the previous game are anything to go by and with the Atelier series, this is typically the case.

Koei Tecmo has unveiled Klaudia will return with a substantial upgrade to her plot, as the first to join Ryza’s quest. Craving another thrilling adventure, it is likely Klaudia that sent the letter calling Ryza to the capital.

Also joining the cast will be a mysterious creature named Fi. If you haven’t noticed, Koei Tecmo loves to use “mysterious” in the descriptions, but uncovering the significance of characters, along with their personalities and history has been a significant part of previous games. This was especially true with Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout.



Showcasing several improvements in the upcoming series -including refinement to the alchemy system and increased variety in traversal means – the trailer also highlights some of the much touted swimming mechanics.

Koei Tecmo has remained very adamant about drawing attention to the new swimming mechanics, not just in press statements, but also in the product’s description and initial reveal trailer. Indeed, this will have many far-reaching impacts on the game’s narrative; what is more interesting is the unveiling of beast riding.

With swimming, you know what to expect. Dive under the water, carefully monitor your oxygen, and gradually improve your capacity to navigate underwater with unlockables as the game progresses. Beast riding on the other hand, implies taming, or if nothing else, a non-humanoid companion will be joining the roster of companions this time around.

Whichever the case, it appears there is much that has not been unveiled about this “mysterious” game.

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