Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key Reveals New English Trailer, Screenshots & Gameplay Details

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have shared a new English trailer for their upcoming turn-based JRPG, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key, highlighting several general gameplay features and briefly showcasing characters from previous entries.

When Ryza decides to visit the village of Faurre for aid from her old friends, Empel and Lila, she discovers they’re being held captive. However, Patricia Abelheim ends up saving the day with her improved swordsmanship. With her help, both Empel and Lila are freed, and the three returning characters join the party to cooperate with Ryza in learning more about the bizarre new islands that have suddenly spawned, harming her home of Kurken.

Regarding combat, it has evolved from Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy. Five party members of the eleven choosable ones can actively participate in battle, and the addition of the new Keys mechanic alongside transitions will allow for quicker encounters.

Three party members fight up front, while two remain in the rear, with skill usage and swapping possible mid-combat. Some skills can be activated by responding to friends. Keys, on the other hand, can be directly equipped, temporarily strengthening a character’s capabilities and reducing all action wait times to zero, enabling constant attacks.

Keys are also utilized in synthesis to improve recipe outcomes by heightening results’ levels, quality, and quantity. The new “Link Morph” synthesis ability will let players add effects to items where it was previously impossible to. Further, some items will feature a “Super Trait,” allowing for even more potent creations.

You can view the newly unveiled screenshots for Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key below:

You can view the new English gameplay trailer for Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key below:

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

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.

NIS America is currently hosting pre-orders for a collector’s edition for PlayStation 4PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch ($109.99). Learn more via our announcement coverage of the game.


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