Koei Tecmo Europe and developer Gust Studios have shared more details on the upcoming Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, which will launch on the 29th of January 2021.
Joining Ryza on her adventure is the adorable and enigmatic creature known as Fi. Ryza and Fi become increasingly close throughout their journey, with the bond between the two deepening as they begin to live together. As Fi continues to grow, Ryza realizes that the creature possesses a mysterious power. Ryza eventually brings Fi to explore the ancient ruins, and when Fi behaves like it wants to go deeper into the unknown darkness, the party discovers a glowing crystal that seems to hold deeper meaning to Ryza’s new best friend.
While exploring the ruins, Ryza and Fi run into Empel and Lila, who initially helped guide Ryza in her adventures three years ago. In fact, Empel is the one who taught Ryza alchemy, while Lila remains one of the fiercest female warriors in the land. The pair continue their search for “something” special in the ruins. Could their search also help Ryza and Fi learn the secrets of the lost legends?
In addition to the expanded character roster, Ryza will also be aided on her adventure by her Puni companions. These blob-like creatures can be sent on gathering trips, and will now even be able to level up, making it easier to discover rare items to pass along to Ryza. Ryza can then use these items to decorate inside her atelier, and by changing things like the wall or floor, Ryza will be able to influence certain special effects, including the likeliness of having sunny weather.
Alongside the limited physical edition there’s also going to be a Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions.
The Digital Deluxe Edition features the base game along with additional costumes and gathering spots, including the Kurken Island Gathering Tour, Another Style Costume Set, the Summer Memories Costume Set, the Helpful Items Set, and the All You Need! Gem Pack.
The Ultimate Edition features everything included inside the Digital Deluxe Edition as well as the Atelier Ryza 2: Season Pass and a special Season Pass bonus Ryza costume.
The Season Pass includes 12 upcoming DLC packs which will feature swimsuit costumes, recipe expansion packs, the additional area of Keldorah Castle, the high-difficulty area of Flame Sun Island, and the Gust Extra BGM Pack.
The main draw of Koei Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation may be Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, but its showcase of the upcoming Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is no slouch either. The presenters gave viewers look at some extensive gameplay footage for the title, and it’s gorgeous. I’m sure it’ll look just fine on Nintendo Switch, which is where I have the original game, but if you want it on the most powerful hardware available, Koei Tecmo confirmed the title is coming to PlayStation 5 in addition to the already announced PS4 version.
Those who purchase the physical version of Atelier Ryza 2 on PS4 can upgrade to the PS5 version at no additional cost. Also, those who purchase the PS4 version on the PlayStation Store will also get to download the PS5 version at no extra cost.
Furthermore, those who are considering the PS5 version but already pre-ordered the PS4 version will get to cancel the order. However, it’s worth noting that the physical PS5 version will only be available in a standard edition. That means it will not come with the option for a Premium Box or Special Collection Box edition.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will release in Japan for the PS5, PS4 and Switch on December 3, 2020. The game will release for PC via Steam in January 2021. Gust is aiming for a simultaneous worldwide release.
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