Atelier Ryza 1 & 2 Sell 1.6 Million Units Worldwide Combined

Developer Gust has announced that the first two games in the Atelier Ryza sub-series, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout and Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, have sold a combined total of 1.6 million units worldwide. Specifics regarding each game’s precise sales numbers were provided, but it’s a notable achievement regardless.

Hopefully, this series sees at least two million units sold after its upcoming trilogy finale releases next week. You can view the official tweet announcing this significant milestone below:

In case you missed it, the developer confirmed that an Atelier Ryza 3 broadcast on March 19, 2023, will show a new trailer and DLC information.

Lead writer Yashichiro Takahashi has returned to write this third entry. Taking place a year after Ryza 2, the titular protagonist and her friends discover newly appearing islands, called the Kark Isles, near their home of Kurken Island. The party decides to investigate these mysterious happenings but ends up finding a gate within some ruins, with a voice wanting to lead Ryza to the Code of the Universe.

Four regions will be explorable in an open field, all boasting seamless transitions. Keys will also be found and created; they all have unique effects for synthesis, battle, and exploration. Moreover, a total of 11 party members are confirmed.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on March 24, 2023.

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