Today, KOEI TECMO Europe and developer GUST Studios revealed the latest gameplay details and characters featured in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. The 22nd entry into the magical Atelier franchise will be released across Europe on the 29th January 2021 (26th for NA) for Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC via Steam®, PlayStation®4, and digitally on PlayStation®5*. The thrilling and emotional JRPG follows Ryza and friends as they set out in an all-new quest to discover the secrets behind the ancient ruins and the truth behind the lost legends inside the Royal Capital.
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 purchasing the game which will be made available digitally for Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC via Steam®, PlayStation®4, and PlayStation®5.