Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have announced the schedule of free updates for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout in Japan.
Here are the details:
■ Update #1
- Release Date: October 10
- Content: Photo Mode, Lost Lamb No. 2, and Me and My Puni
Freely set various filters and frames, change the time of day, depth of field settings, posing, presense or absense of character expression, placement, and more.
Lost Lamb No. 2
An ancient tool specialized in being attacked by Ryza and friends. The amount of damage dealt, number of chains, and the like against Lost Lamb No. 2 will be recorded and you can acquire gems based on your score. (This will become available a little while after the story has progressed after becoming friends with Empel Vollmer.)
Me and My Puni
Raise your own Puni. By feeding it, its stats and appearance will change, and it will bring back items when it goes out on a journey. Enjoy its various transformations while raising your Puni. (This will become available halfway into the story.)
■ Update #2
- Release Date: October
- Content: “Advanced Exploration Patch” (certain skills upgraded, level cap increased to 99, and weapon upgrades expanded) and “High Difficulty Patch” (adds the “Legend” difficulty mode)
■ Update #3
- Release Date: November
- Content: Gathering Synthesis level cap increased from 99 to 200.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on September 26 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on October 29 in North America and November 1 in Europe.
Watch a trailer introducing the updates below.