Gust shared new details for Atelier Ryza in the latest Dengeki PlayStation, with an introduction to the new playable party member Lira and key characters in Kilo and Agathe, plus new info on the synthesis system. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Lira Desias (CV: Haruka Terui) – A mysterious female soldier, described as calm, cool, and collected, who is investigating Kuken Island for a certain purpose. She teaches Ryza and the others how to fight. As for her weapon of choice, she fight using her long claws on both hands. lira is a playable party member.
Toridamono: “The design is totally of my personal taste. Clad in black tights with a fundoshi. I didn’t hesitate much.”
Kilo Shinus (CV: Shiori Mikami) – A shaman who continues fighting alone for something important. You’ll encounter Kilo in unexpected places.
Agathe Harman (CV: Masumi Asano) – The popular leader of the Razenboden Village’s group of defenders, who warmly looks after Ryza and the others.
New Synthesis System: “Linkage Synthesis”
There are different trees for each recipe. That means when you make something within the same tree, you can get different effects through various branches. There’s an auto-synthesis system as well.
The “Item Rebuild” feature allows you to re-synthesize previously made items. You can also continue synthesizing on the tree of a previously crafted item.
Gathering Grounds Synthesis
The Gathering Grounds Synthesis feature allows you to create a whole field. These are made through synthesis using a bottle. By further expanding with materials, you can change its appearance and items available for gathering.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout releases for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 26, 2019. The game releases for PS4, Switch, and PC in North America on October 29, 2019 and in Europe on November 1, 2019. Check our previous report for a look at the “Rainbow Summer” theme song trailer where we got a first glimpse at Lira.