Atelier Ryza 3 Delayed to "Make the Game Even Better"

Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer to play Atelier Ryza 3, as Koei Tecmo and Gust just announced a delay aiming to make it a fitting finale for Ryza and her friends


Published: January 17, 2023 11:54 PM /

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

If you are eagerly waiting to play Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & Secret Key, you'll need to have a bit more patience as the game has been delayed.

Koei Tecmo and Gust have just announced via a message from producer Junzo Hosoi that the game's release will be postponed exactly by a month to March 24, 2023, from the originally planned February 24. This affects both the Japanese release and the western one, as Atelier Ryza 3 is still launching roughly at the same time worldwide as originally planned (just one day earlier compared to the west on March 23).

Hosoi-san mentions that to make the game a fitting finale for Ryza and her friends, the developers have taken on challenges like open-field gameplay and graphics capable to express the charms of the characters to the fullest extent. The team will make use of the additional time to fine-tune the JRPG to deliver the best possible experience to the fans. 

He adds that the game is being made even better so that it'll be worth the wait, and the developers appreciate our patience for just a little bit more time. Considering that it's just a month longer, I'd say we can indeed be patient a little longer to say goodbye to Ryza and her friends.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & Secret Key was announced at Tokyo Game Show 2022 and is the sequel of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, originally released between the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 across Japan and the west. It's the ending of the first trilogy in the Atelier series to retain the same protagonist across all three games, since Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout launched in 2019. This is certainly a testament to Ryza's popularity, also thanks to the charming character design by Toridamono.

The game will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

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Developer
Koei Tecmo
Publisher
Koei Tecmo
Release Date
March 24, 2023 (Calendar)
Genre
RPG
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