KOEI TECMO Europe and GUST Studios are going to launch Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on 1st November 2019, across Europe for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. This is the latest entry in the Atelier series that starts with a totally new storyline arc. It is a 2019 JRPG. The game is the 21st main entry in the Atelier series and it will also be the first entry in a new sub-series of games.
The story of the game follows a girl and her friends who are on the verge of adulthood. They finally discover what is the most important thing to them.
Atelier Ryza has a large variety of gathering tools such as axes, hammers, and scythes. These different tools can be used on the same gathering spot to allow the players to get different materials. For example, using an ax on a tree will give you lumber, using a staff will get you fruit and the scythe will get wood chips.
The game will also see the introduction of a real-time, turn-based system. During a battle, time continuously passes and characters and foes can only react when it is their turn, without time stopping. Up to three characters can be a part of these battles and the players can decide which one to control. The AI takes care of the other two.
The “secret hideout” (the workshop) can be decorated in a much better way than before. Unlike Atelier Firis, where only furniture could be changed, in Atelier Ryza the players can also change the walls and roof.