During today's Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, Koei Tecmo and developer Gust Studios announced Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy...in a manner of speaking. The game was revealed during the Japanese presentation but no official Western announcement happened during the western event.
What do we know about Atelier Ryza 2?
According to a press release - which was sent to us despite there being no official Western announcement at the Nintendo Direct - Atelier Ryza 2 will be a direct sequel to the original game. In a franchise first, Ryza will be the protagonist of the second game too; no two Atelier games have featured the same protagonist as one another prior to this one. At the same time as the press release went out, a teaser website for Atelier Ryza 2 went live pointing to July 29th. On that date, it seems the West will get the first teaser trailer of the game, as well as the full launch website. You can check out the Japanese trailer for Atelier Ryza 2 right here (do note, the trailer is entirely in Japanese):
We don't actually have too many details regarding the plot for Atelier Ryza 2. It's likely we'll learn much more about the game when the first teaser trailer drops in the West next week. Until then, if you'd like to keep up with details for the game, you can do so via Koei Tecmo's official US Twitter account. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is due to launch in North America on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC this winter.
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