Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have released new information and screenshots for Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key introducing new characters Federica, Dian, and Kala, field-related systems, and more.
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While uncovering the mysteries surrounding the islands, Ryza and friends will be able explore with a greater sense of adventure than in past Atelier games—discovering landmarks, hidden areas, wildlife, and even randomly occurring quests. The story progresses through encounters and discoveries in the field and even underwater as Ryza will be able to climb cliffs, zip line across the shore, and summon a water beast to climb waterfalls! As you continue to explore the vast regions, your various discoveries will begin to tie in with the main story. Some wild animals can lead you to treasure chests or give you materials, landmarks enable fast travel, and you never know what you’ll uncover when you find hidden areas in the field!
Throughout their journey across the strange islands, Ryza and friends will meet a variety of charismatic misfits to help aid in their adventures. The first new character they meet will be Federica Lamberti (voiced by Sumire Morohoshi), a strong-minded and persistent woman who wears a pendant that looks similar to a giant gate Ryza encountered when the mysterious islands first appeared. Federica is from the crafting city of Sardonica where she is the deputy union head of the craftsman union. Currently, the glasswork faction and Fairystones faction are at odds with each other and Federica is caught in the middle as deputy union head, attempting to mediate the feud. To reconcile the opposing factions, she decides to travel around the regions with Ryza and her friends.
As the quest continues into the remote village of Faurre, Ryza meets a boy named Dian Farrell (voiced by Yuudai Mino) who is part of a militia group known as “Gleaner.” A “Gleaner” is a terms for warriors who collect “Seeds of Light,” the power source for the tools used in the village. “Seeds of Light” are scattered throughout the ruins, and collecting them means digging up legacies of the past. Dian is disgusted with “Gleaner” and their ways of digging up the ruins of other people’s past, so the boy turned hunter sets off for a new life by joining Ryza on her journey.
Also joining the adventure will be Ryza’s childhood friend Bos (voiced by Youhei Azakami) (trailer here). The heir to the Brunnen family, Bos has grown into a dignified figure. Until now, he hasn’t had the chance to on the adventures with everyone, but it seems he has been covertly training “for the day we can go on an adventure together.” He used to have a strained relationship with Ryza and others due to a slight misunderstanding, but now they have reconciled, even if his badmouthing towards Ryza and the others persists. It was his secret wish to go on an adventure with his childhood friends, and there has never been a more important mission for him to take part!
But all characters are not as they first appear, especially when it comes to half-animal, half-human Kala Ideas (voiced by Hina Yomiya). Kala appears to be a little girl, but in fact, she’s a great elder who is over a thousand years old. She is a legend among the Oren clan and not only seems to know something about the mysterious gate that Ryza discovered, but also the “Code of the Universe.”
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key is due out for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 22, 2023 in Japan and February 24 worldwide. Read more about the game here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.