Koei Tecmo and Gust shared the latest details on Atelier Ryza 2 in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. A new manga based on the first Atelier Ryza was also announced. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Here are some highlights from the interview with Atelier Ryza 2 producer Junzo Hosoi:
- The first Atelier Ryza sold well in the Asia region.
- Koei Tecmo and Gust are aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release for Atelier Ryza 2. If anything, the companies will try to make the releases as close as possible for the worldwide audience.
- The reason Klaudia looks more mature now is because she’s been helping with work at her family business.
- As for the main setting, it will take place in a castle town that looks like a mix of Asian and Western styles.
- Atelier Ryza 2 will have more focus in weather depictions compared to the first game. For example, you’ll see heatwaves in hot areas or a rock might appear wet after touching water.
- Furthermore, when Ryza comes in contact with water she’ll also appear wet as well. This actually comes from Blue Reflection, which showed when characters got rained on or while bathing.
- Since you’ll get to swim in Atelier Ryza 2, you’ll get to practically explore any area you can see in the game.
- There’s more action in the sequel, such as rope action or climbing vines.
- The development is at around 80% complete.
As for the Atelier Ryza manga, it will be based on the first game, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. It will launch this fall via Famitsu magazine.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will release this winter for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The game will go for 7,800 yen for the standard edition and 10,850 yen for the limited edition version. In case you missed it, earlier today we got to check out a new trailer featuring Klaudia and Fi. The game will also have pre-order and save data bonus costumes.