The latest issue of popular Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu revealed some new information on upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout.
Atelier Ryza new information revealed
With the release of the latest Weekly Famitsu, new information about the upcoming JRPG came pouring in. This time it gave the introduction of the new characters and a sub-character. There was also the short story summary.
the full details here:
Lent Marslink (voiced by Takuma Terashima) –
Treated coldly by the village for some reason. His dream is to achieve a feat
that will change the village’s view towards him. He comes off as someone who
pushes his luck, but can be quite sensible and is often keeping Ryza in check.
Since his father was a mercenary, he wears his armor.
Tao Mongarten (voiced by Yui Kondou) – A boy who
carries around a profound old book that he is continuously trying to decipher.
He is shy and not very social, but his friends are very important to him and
not something he would abandon.
Claudia Barents (voiced by Hitomi Oowada) – A
young woman traveling with her peddler father. She is mild-mannered, but has
strong determination and does not yield her opinions. She wants to go on an
adventure with everyone, and is looking for comrades in search of a true
friend. In battle, she uses a flute and clarinet-like wind instrument.
Rubert Barents (voiced by Kenji Hamada) –
Claudia’s father. He is a clearheaded and clever merchant. He seems to be
overly protective of Claudia.
The main setting is Kuken Island, which resides in the
middle of a lake. Ryza is an ordinary girl who lives on the island’s Razenbozen
Village. Together with her childhood friends Lent and Tao, she sets off on a
journey outside the island. There, she meets a male alchemist, who takes her on
as an apprentice, and takes her first steps into the world of alchemy. Her
friends also begin to face their own dreams.
Producer Junzo Hosoi Interview Tidbits
“This time, I think we need to show an Atelier
different from the past, even more so than we did with Atelier Lulua. By
continuing on the same path, the same old thing will end up becoming a sense of
“We have yet to cast shadows on characters, but
I wanted to challenge that kind of expression, perhaps due to an illustration
“Ryza had a mini-skirt at first, but Toridamono
thought she should have skin-tight shorts.”
“The Atelier series is 23 years-old. I thought
it would be good to go back to a familiar story from here.”
The game will launch on PlayStation 4 this coming fall in Japan. No official date for the western version yet.