The 22nd(!) entry in the Atelier Series is on its way after a surprising July announcement. Why was it a surprise? Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, the first Atelier entry to feature Ryza, was released in September 2019. The second title, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, is coming out in January 2021 – less than 2 years later.

In Atelier Ryza 2, you will play the young, talented, and restless alchemist Ryza. The plot will take place 3 years after the first game’s events, but this time we’ll explore the Royal Capital.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Ryza will be joined by her goofy friends Lent, Tao, and Klaudia, who had interesting character arcs in the last game, despite being side-characters. Ryza will meet other friends in this new journey, including Dennis Holland, a talented blacksmith and engraver, and Zephine, who is in charge of the bulletin board where Ryza will find missions to take on.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy’s battle system got a major upgrade and should be better and more satisfying than that of the previous game. For example, you can now chain skills, which will boost each one, and unleash powerful special techniques if your tactics level is maxed out. It seems Atelier Ryza is getting a facelift in this new title, and I’m all for it.

Atelier Ryza 2 Limited Edition

If you are into that kind of stuff, you could pre-order a limited edition of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy called the Premium Box. You’ll get a copy of the game, a cloth poster, an artbook, a new outfit for Ryza, and more.

Additionally, purchase any edition of the game within two weeks of the release date to get the Summer Fashion costume set. If you have a save file from Atelier Ryza 1, you’ll get the Classic costume set for returning characters.

I can’t wait to play Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy when it arrives on January 29, 2021, for PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC.

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