Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key Goes Gold; More Like Wowza Amirite Fellas

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have announced that their upcoming item-crafting turn-based JRPG, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key, has gone gold, meaning that development is complete.

Congratulations to the development team for accomplishing such a feat, as we can’t wait to experience the conclusion of Ryza’s adventures across this endearing trilogy. The game was meant to release this month, but its release date was delayed for polish. Here’s hoping it was all for the best.

The companies shared a brief Twitter video showcasing Ryza dancing to commemorate the occasion, viewable below:

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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