Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy details Empel Vollmer, Lila Decyrus, Puni raising, and atelier decoration

Plus details on the Season Pass and more.

Publisher Koei Tecmo and Gust have released new information and screenshots for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy introducing returning sub-characters Empel Vollmer and Lila Decyrus, the Puni raising and atelier decoration systems, and specifics on the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate editions, Season Pass, and pre-order bonuses.

Get the details below.

■ New Artwork

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

■ Sub-Characters

The thrilling and emotional Japanese RPG Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy follows Ryza and 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?

Empel Vollmer (voiced by Hirofumi Nojima)

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

He taught alchemy to Ryza three years earlier. Even now, he continues his travels with Lila. He reunites with Ryza and company while exploring the ruins surrounding the Kingdom. He still has as big a sweet tooth as ever.

Lila Decyrus (voiced by Haruka Terui)

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

A woman of the same Oren race as Serri. Even now, she continues to travels with Empel. A skilled female warrior, she was also Lent’s teacher three years earlier. What will she think when she sees Lent now—?

■ Systems

Puni Raising

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

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.

Atelier Decoration

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

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.

■ Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions

The Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions will be made available digitally for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam.

The Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Digital Deluxe Edition features the base game along with additional costumes and gathering spots, including 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.

The Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Ultimate Edition features everything included inside the Digital Deluxe Edition along with the Atelier Ryza 2: Season Pass and the special Season Pass bonus Ryza costume: Mysterious Book Alchemist.

■ Season Pass

By purchasing the Season Pass, you can receive the 12 paid downloadable contents, planned for individual release at a later date, for a lower price than purchasing them individually.

Season Pass bonus: “Mysterious Book Alchemist” costume for Ryza, based on Sophie from Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

The release schedule for the Steam version downloadable content will be announced at a later date.

Expected release: April 2021

Individual costumes for each character.

  • ① Ryza’s Swimsuit “Tropical Summer”
  • ② Lent’s Swimsuit “Beach Flag King”
  • ③ Tao’s Swimsuit “School Trip”
  • ④ Klaudia’s Swimsuit “Black Monokini”
  • ⑤ Patricia’s Swimsuit “White Beach Corset”
  • ⑥ Clifford’s Swimsuit “Ocean Treasure”
  • ⑦ Serri’s Swimsuit “Bitter Chocolate”

Expected release: April 2021

New material and Essence recipes.

  • ⑧ Recipe Expansion Pack “The Art of Synthesis”

Expected release: May 2021

New recipes for battle items, armor, accessories, and seven weapons for party characters.

  • ⑨ Recipe Expansion Pack “The Art of Battle”

Expected release: April 2021

New set of ruins to explore (features non-voiced event scenes).

  • ⑩ Additional Area “Keldorah Castle”

Expected release: May 2021

New high-difficulty set of ruins to explore (features non-voiced event scenes).

  • ⑪ High-difficulty Area “Flame Sun Island”

Expected release: April 2021

Additional BGM tracks from Gust titles (features tracks from “Atelier Ryza”, “BLUE REFLECTION” and others).

  • ⑫ Gust Extra BGM Pack

Additional Notes

  • All costumes, swimsuits, and hats can be changed in the “Changing Room” accessible through the desk in the Atelier. Characters need to join the party before their costumes can be changed.
  • Items listed in ⑧ to ⑪ will either become available at a certain point of the main story or will require end game save data.
  • ⑫ BGM can be changed at the desk in the Atelier.
  • Season Pass content, release dates, and release order are subject to change without prior notification.
  • All 12 items featured in the Season Pass can be purchased separately upon release.
  • Please note that Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Ultimate Edition set that features this content is also available for purchase.

■ Pre-Orders and Save Data Bonus

Additionally, 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 downloadable content 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 launch can download for free the “Summer Fashion Costume Set” Early Purchase Bonus.

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.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is due out for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch on December 3 in Japan, and for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on January 26, 2021 in North America and January 29 in Europe. The PlayStation 5 version is a digital-only free upgrade for users who purchase the PlayStation 4 version.

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