Today Koei Tecmo revealed a new trailer, gameplay, and details about its upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & Secret Key.
The trailer focuses on the story and provides a look at the whole cast, also talking about the "Great Book of Everything," an artifact that embodies the aspirations and goals of an alchemist that plays a relevant part in the story and that calls to Ryza toward ger last adventure.
We also hear the first sample of "Travelers," the ending theme song of the game performed by suis, the vocalist of the popular Japanese rock duo Yorushika.
You can check it out below.
During a livestream from Japan, the developers also provided a look at gameplay, and more specifically at some of the costumes coming with various editions and bonuses, on top of the menu to have our characters wear them. You can watch it in the official on-demand recording.
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.
According to its developers, it'll also be the last game featuring Ryza, so fans will have to soon say goodbye to one of the most beloved heroines in the history of the Atelier franchise.
The game has already gone gold and it will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC on March 24, 2023.
Incidentally, today we also heard more about Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg which will bring back the first game of the series and will mark its debut in the west since it was never localized before.