Atelier Ryza Launches On North America This October

Atelier Ryza

Game publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust recently announced the North American and European release dates of upcoming video game Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout.

Atelier Ryza release date details

Gust and Koei Tecmo recently revealed the official release dates of the upcoming video game. For the North America release, it will be on Oct. 29, while the European release date will be on Nov. 1.

There will be a $99.99 limited edition of the game. This will include its physical copy, the official art book, key chain, art cards, cloth poster, and a collector’s box. This is now available for pre-order via the NIS America Store for PlayStation 4.

The game will launch first in Japan on the PS4 this coming Sept. 26.

Check out the official overview below:

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout begins an all-new storyline arc in Gust Studios’ fan-favorite Atelier series. The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever. After some convincing, the old man begins teaching Ryza the enchanting ways of alchemy; launching her on an adventure that will ultimately lead her on a quest to save her hometown from the mysterious and deadly darkness lurking beneath the surface.

In order to showcase the vibrant environments surrounding Ryza, Gust Studios instituted more realistic shadows; giving birth to a world that feels more expansive and filled with life. In addition, the fantastical depictions of the game’s colorful characters continue ­– pushing the series forward with a mix of both new and familiar visual sparkle.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout also introduces RPG fans to an all-new evolved synthesis program that enables alchemists to visually have a better understand of the effects of synthesis. Additionally, the system allows everyone to not only enjoy the experience of developing recipes, but the ability to use the innovative creation system to gather items in the field using various tools—different tools uncover different items at the same location—before crafting unique items never before seen in the series.

Official website here.