Game publisher Koei Tecmo America and developer GUST Studios are excited to announce the official release date of upcoming JRPG sequel Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy.
The second title of the Ryza series will be launching on January 26, 2021 in North America. It will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and digitally on PS5. This will follow Ryza and her friends as they set out in an all-new quest to discover the secrets behind the ancient ruins and the truth behind the lost legends inside the Royal Capital.
Joining Ryza on her adventure is the adorable and enigmatic creature known as Fi. Ryza and Fi become increasingly close throughout their journey, with the bond between the two deepening as they begin to live together. As Fi continues to grow, Ryza realizes that the creature possesses a mysterious power. Ryza eventually brings Fi to explore the ancient ruins, and when Fi behaves like it wants to go deeper into the unknown darkness, the party discovers a glowing crystal that seems to hold deeper meaning to Ryza’s new best friend.
While exploring the ruins, Ryza and Fi run into Empel and Lila, who initially helped guide Ryza in her adventures three years ago. In fact, Empel is the one who taught Ryza alchemy, while Lila remains one of the fiercest female warriors in the land. The pair continue their search for “something” special in the ruins. Could their search also help Ryza and Fi learn the secrets of the lost legends?
In addition to the expanded character roster, Ryza will also be aided on her adventure by her Puni companions. These blob-like creatures can be sent on gathering trips, and will now even be able to level up, making it easier to discover rare items to pass along to Ryza. Ryza can then use these items to decorate inside her atelier, and by changing things like the wall or floor, Ryza will be able to influence certain special effects, including the likeliness of having sunny weather.
The Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions were also revealed, which will be available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PS4, and PS5. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include the base game with additional costumes and gather spots like the Kurken Island Gathering Tour, Another Style Costume Set, the Summer Memories Costume Set, the Helpful Items Set, and the All You Need! Gem Pack. Ultimate Edition will include everything inside the Digital Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass and special Season Pass bonus Ryza costume: Mysterious Book Alchemist.
First Season Pass details were also revealed, including 12 upcoming DLC packs that will be available at a lower price when purchased as a Season Pass than when purchased individually. Upcoming DLC includes new swimsuit costumes, recipe expansion packs, the additional area of Keldorah Castle, the high-difficulty area of Flame Sun Island, and the Gust Extra BGM Pack.
Players who will pre-order the physical versions can get the Beware of Puni and Blue Puni Costume t-shirt DLC for Ryza. They can also get the free Summer Fashion Costume Set Early Purchase Bonus. Having the save date of the original game will add the Classic Costume Set with outfits for Ryza and her friends.