Koei Tecmo has announced that the Gust-developed adventure RPG, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam on January 26, 2021.
Players are introduced to returning characters such as Lent Marslink and Tao Mongarten, but also new ones including a woman named Zaphine Baudouin. Zaphine manages the in-game request board and will help Ryza on her day-to-day quests. As Ryza completes tasks, she’ll earn skill points.
Other intriguing characters inside the Royal Capital include the talented blacksmith and engraver, Dennis Holland; shopkeeper and former acquaintance from Kurken Island, Romy Vogel; and farmworker Cassandra Cappelli, whose father owns an obscene amount of fruitful land inside the Royal Capital’s Farming District.
Parties are now made up of 3 members and 1 sub-member. As party members build up Action Points, characters will be able to unleash multiple Skills in a row via a Skill Chain. By using the Skill Chain ability, the power of all skills increases, as well as the amount of Core Charge, gained in each attack – the function needed in order to also use items – enabling you to unleash devastating attacks like throwing waves of bombs! In addition, by using skills your gauge fills up and after it exceeds a specific amount, your Tactics Level increases. As your Tactics Level increases, the number of times your regular attacks hit also increases, and Action Points begin to build up quicker. If your Tactics Level reaches the max, you can activate a special technique: The Fatal Drive.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy takes place after the events of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, which shipped 420,000 copies worldwide. Atelier Ryza tells the story of a new character in the Atelier series, Ryzalin, a typical everyday girl who has become bored with her mundane lifestyle. After meeting someone special, she discovers alchemy and her whole life changes. She then sets out on an adventure that she never thought she’d go on.
In case you missed it, check out our interview with the producer and our review of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.
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