Koei Tecmo Announces Atelier Ryza 2 PlayStation 5 Version

Atelier Ryza 2 is coming to PlayStation 5, and there's a shiny new trailer showing off some story details and combat, too.

During the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo announced Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy is coming to PlayStation 5 when the game releases in December 2020. The publisher also dropped a new trailer highlighting Ryza 2's gameplay and some changes to the battle system.

Those who purchase the PlayStation 4 version can take advantage of a free upgrade to the PS5 version, regardless of whether it's digital or physical. That said, it's not certain what upgrades the PS5 version may boast or how the game may make use of the DualSense.

The trailer revolves around the mysterious creature Fi. It resonates somehow with strange crystals in ruins scattered about the land.

Ryza, along with returning characters like Empel and newcomers like Sherri Glaus, set out to unravel the mystery and understand its ties to alchemy and the history of their world.

Atelier Ryza 2's battle system adds a fourth slot for an extra party member who acts as support. How that works and why isn't known yet, but considering the original Atelier Ryza increased combat difficulty overall, extra support is always welcome.

Speaking of the first Atelier Ryza, those with save data from the original Ryza on their system unlock the Classic Costume Set for the four main characters.

The Atelier Ryza 2 release date is still a vague winter 2020 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Atelier news as it develops.

[Source: Gematsu]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Sep. 28th 2020

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