Today Koei Tecmo and Gust released brand new gameplay of the upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.
The gameplay was showcased during a livestream hosted by the Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation, presented by Producer Junzo Hosoi himself.
We get to see two different elements, starting with gathering in a beautifully rendered and expansive map. After that, the second video below shows battle gameplay.
If you want to see more, you can also check out the latest trailer that revealed a new character and the theme song, plenty of recent gameplay footage, another video featuring the soundtrack, the first video and another brief clip released recently.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout releases in Japan for PS4 and Switch on September 26. Afterward, it’ll launch in North America on October 29 and in Europe on November 1 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can find an official description below, directly from the western arm of Koei Tecmo.
“Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout begins an all-new storyline arc in GUST Studios’ fan-favorite Atelier series. The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever. After some convincing, the old man begins teaching Ryza the enchanting ways of alchemy, launching her on an adventure that will ultimately lead her on a quest to save her hometown from the mysterious and deadly darkness lurking beneath the surface.
In order to showcase the vibrant environments surrounding Ryza, GUST Studios instituted more realistic shadows, giving birth to a world that feels more expansive and filled with life. In addition, the fantastical depictions of the game’s colorful characters continue, pushing the series forward with a mix of both new and familiar visual sparkle.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout also introduces RPG fans to an all-new evolved synthesis program that enables alchemists to better understand the effects of synthesis visually. Additionally, the system allows everyone to not only enjoy the experience of developing recipes, but the ability to use the innovative creation system to gather items in the field using various tools — different tools uncover different items at the same location — before crafting unique items never before seen in the series.”