Those looking forward to the conclusion of Reisalin Stout’s adventures will have to wait a bit longer. Developer Gust and publisher Koei Tecmo announced that Atelier Ryza 3 is delayed to March 23, 2023 in Japan. Its global and PC release date also been moved to March 24, 2023. It was originally scheduled to come out on February 22, 2023 in Japan and February 24, 2023 globally. [Thanks, Famitsu!].
Producer Junzo Hosoi at Gust delivered a statement on the matter via the official Gust social media account.
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In the statement, Hosoi apologized about Atelier Ryza 3 being delayed. He said that in order to make the game live up to expectations “as the culmination of Ryza’s story,” the team had to take some extra time. Some of Gust’s ambitions include large open field areas and improved graphics that express the qualities of the characters as much as possible. Thus, some more time is necessary to fine-tune things and add “polish” to ensure that players get the best possible experience. He then requested fans’ patience in waiting “just a bit more” for the game to come out.
Formally titled Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key, the game takes place about one year after the conclusion of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. Ryza and her friends receive word of a “mysterious archipelago”, and decide to journey there for their “last summer adventure”.
Atelier Ryza 3 was delayed to March 23, 2023 in Japan and March 24, 2023 elsewhere. It will appear on PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch. A “Summer Look” DLC pack will be included with early purchases.