Today Koei Tecmo reached out with a press release to reveal the first details of the upcoming Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy.
We get to learn a few tidbits about the story and setting, on top of underwater gameplay.
Alongside the returning heroine Klaudia, we also hear about Ryza’s new companion, Fi.
Last, but not least, the press release mentions that purchase the game in the first two weeks after release will get the Summer Fashion Costume Set.
On top of that, if the game detects save data from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, it will unlock the Classic Costume Set that will bring back outfits from the original game for Ryza herself and her friends.
Below you can watch a new trailer and relevant images, on top of reading the details from the press release.
Among the images, we can see the first screenshots, plenty of artwork including Ryza’s summer costume, Klaudia’s new look, the key artwork, and environmental art.
At the bottom of the post, you can also find a bonus illustration by character designer Toridamono who will reprise his role in the new game.
In Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, Ryza returns for an all-new adventure, this time set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends. Along the way, she will be able to learn a number of new skills to help her successfully navigate the dangers of her surroundings, including the ability to swim. Ryza’s newfound swimming techniques help her not only discover aquatic materials but also the entrance to an underwater dungeon.
Throughout her journey, Ryza will once again be joined by her fun-loving group of mischievous friends. The first of these old companions confirmed for Ryza 2 is Klaudia. The only daughter of a merchant family, Klaudia has been working in the Royal Capital, but all the while, thinking back to the adventure she had with Ryza three years prior. Klaudia still has the desire to live a more exciting life, and now finds her fate once again intertwined with Ryza as they regroup inside the Royal Capital. Also joining Ryza this time around is a mysterious creature known as Fi. The creature doesn’t speak, but is very expressive and full of emotion, bonding quickly with Ryza while helping her seek answers to the true meaning of the lost legends.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is coming this winter for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
In case you missed it, you can enjoy the original announcement.