Atelier Ryza Gets New Story Trailer, Screenshots, and Gameplay Details

Today Koei Tecmo released a new trailer, new screenshots, and new details about its JRPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.
Atelier Ryza

Today Koei Tecmo released a new trailer, new screenshots, and new details about its upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.

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First of all, the trailer focuses on the story, while the screenshots also showcase plenty of gameplay. 

We then get the official box artwork both for PS4, and PC, alongside a clean version. 

Below you can check out a bunch of official information shared via press release.

“Throughout their search for adventure, Ryza and her party will discover exotic new locations – including those they’ve made themselves. In Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout players can obtain special bottles, which can be combined with other items in the game’s synthesis system to create an abundance of new gathering locations overflowing with raw materials.

Depending on which ingredients are used in the synthesis process, the environment can drastically change. For example: Plant Essence can create a fantastical forest area; while a Bomb can create a dangerous volcanic field overflowing with lava.

Once the environment is created, a unique four-character password is attached to the area, which can then be shown off and shared with friends or across social media – enabling other gamers to explore the exact same area.

 

Inhabiting these breath-taking locations, though, are creatures and enemies Ryza and her friends will need to fight. Using a newly revamped Real-Time Tactical Battle system, battles will now progress even while character actions are being chosen.

In Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, performing skills, critical attacks, or using abilities outside of the player’s turn through the Quick Actions technique will drain the player’s Action Points.

These points are shared between all party members, so it’s extremely important to use them strategically in battle to gain the upper hand. As the AP gauge is filled, players will also increase their in-battle level known as Tactics Level. The higher the Tactics Level a party gains, the more powerful attacks they can use, also enabling special combos to be performed.

Throughout battle, party members will also be able to give Action Orders to other members of their party. These orders will ask the player to perform specific actions such as “perform a physical attack.”

If the order is followed, the character which gave it will perform a follow-up attack with a powerful skill – and this ability doesn’t consume any AP; allowing players to use them at will to deliver strong blows to help defeat even the most ruthless of enemies.”

Did I mention screenshots? Yes, I believe I did. Here they are. 

If you want to see more, you can also check out another trailer released earlier today, the latest gameplay showcasing the Nintendo Switch versionthe latest screenshots, a trailer focusing on the storythe previous batch of screenshots, two more trailers, the previous trailer that revealed a new character and the theme song, plenty more recent gameplay footage, another video featuring the soundtrack,  the first video,  another brief clip released recently, and two more.

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.

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