The latest batch of Atelier Ryza 2 screenshots show the return of Lila and Empel. We also got a look at new gameplay elements, including the updated Puni Raising and Atelier decorating. [Thanks, 4Gamer.]
Fi is a mysterious creature Ryza meets on her journey. Ryza and Fi continue to bond while living together, and she even begins to understand what the creature is saying. Ryza begins to notice that Fi seems to have a mysterious power as well.
While at the ruins, Fi shows its desire to go further into the dungeon. As they advance further into the ruins, the party discovers a mysterious crystal that seems to have some reaction to Fi.
Empel and Lila, who were teachers to Ryza and friends in the first game, make a sudden appearance in the ruins. They appear to be in search of “something” and are still on a journey for it.
Check out new screenshots showing Empel and Lila in Atelier Ryza 2 below:
Empel Vollmer (CV: Hirofumi Nojima)
The man who taught Ryza alchemy three years ago. Not much has changed since then, as he continues to journey together with Lila. They have a reunion with Ryza and friends while exploring the ruins near the Royal Capital. Empel still has a big sweet tooth.
Lila Decyrus (CV: Haruka Terui)
A female Oren, just like Serri. She continues to travel with Empel. Lila is an exceptionally talented warrior who trained Lent three years ago. However, she shows her concern upon seeing Lent in his current condition.
The above screenshots show new gameplay elements for Atelier Ryza 2. The updated Puni Raising feature will let you level up Puni. Higher leveled Punis will increase your chances of getting rare items. Some items will only be available through Puni Raising.
In Atelier Ryza 2, you’ll also get to decorate the atelier. This doesn’t only change its appearance but also has special effects such as increasing the chances of having sunny weather. You can choose the atelier style based on looks or effects.
Atelier Ryza 2 will release for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 3, 2020. The game will release in North America for the PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam on January 26, 2021. Europe will get the game on January 29, 2021.