Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy Western Official Release Date Revealed

Game company Koei Tecmo America and developer GUST Studios officially announced the release date of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy.

The sequel will be launched in North America on January 26, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and digitally on PlayStation 5. This new title will follow Ryza and her friends as they set out on a new JRPG quest to discover the secrets behind the ancient ruins and the truth behind the lost legends inside the capital.

The sequel will have Ryza join with fan-favorite characters like Lent Marslink and Tao Mongarten. She also meets new characters who will join in her adventure. One of the characters that will help her during her journeys is Zephine Baudouin who manages the request bulletin board inside a cafe. This is how Ryza does her day-to-day jobs that are posted by the citizens of the Royal Capital. If she completes these jobs, she gets compensated with rewards, materials, and skill points. There are also other shops to visit in the Royal Capital like the blacksmith and engraver Dennis Holland, shopkeeper Romy Vogel, and farmworker Cassandra Cappeli.

As Ryza and friends embark on their journey, they encounter enemies and monsters throughout the land, and madness and mayhem ensue. Parties now include 3 battle members and 1 sub-member, and all heroes will now be aided in the game’s exhilarating real-time tactics battles thanks to the ability to build up Action Points and Core Charge. 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 amount 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!

Along with the new gameplay and character details, KOEI TECMO also revealed that gamers who pre-order physical versions of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy at select retailers will receive the “Beware of Puni!” and “Blue Puni Costume” t-shirt DLC for Ryza! In addition, gamers who purchase a physical or digital copy of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy during the first two weeks of release will receive an Early Purchase Bonus code for the Summer Fashion Costume Set. Gamers who have save data from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout will also be able to unlock the Classic Costume Set, including outfits for Ryza and her friends from the previous title.

Fans of the Atelier series will also be able to get their hands on a delightful Limited Edition of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, exclusively available through the NISA Online Store. This must-have version of the game contains an art book, deluxe cloth poster, mini acrylic charm, Japanese clear file folders, and an exclusive DLC costume all packaged into a beautiful collector’s box.

Source: Press Release

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