Developer Gust and publisher Koei Tecmo has unveiled new details on the gameplay systems that Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, the upcoming new entry within the long-running Atelier franchise, will sport. Alongside the synthesis and crafting systems that Atelier is known for, protagonist Ryza will also don an archeologists cap and explore ruins beneath the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird.
In exploring these ruins, Ryza will encounter puzzles that will, over the course of the game, illustrate the truth of the world she exists within. A conceit known as an Exploration Diary will both organise and store player discoveries as they wend their way throughout the mysteries to be found. As Ryza explores ruins, she will find both Ruin Fragments and Memory Fragments, that will allow players to unlock clues to store within the Diary itself.
If players need a helping hand during the ruin delving of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, players will have access to a handy device known as the Compass of Recollection which will allow Ryza to evoke memories of the ruins themselves, gaining knowledge of the general area where Ruin Fragments reside. Once enough clues have been found and the puzzles subsequently solved, Ryza will gain access to both new alchemical recipes as well as new field actions, such as the ability to ride monsters throughout the over world.
For those looking for incentives to pre-order Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, look no further as those who purchase the title within the first two weeks of release will gain a redeemable code to unlock a Summer Fashion Costume Set. Alongside this, those who have save data from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout will gain access to the Classic Costume Set which includes costumes from the first game in the Atelier Ryza sequence.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will release during winter in North America for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC systems via the Steam store. Stay tuned to RPGFan for all news Atelier and RPG!