A new game in Gust's 'Atelier' series has been announced in the Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation. Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout is the latest game in the long-running fantasy RPG series which started life on the PSone back in 1997. Until recently the series didn't see too much popularity in the west, but with the release of Atelier Sophie in 2016 more and more gamers in Europe and the US have become aware of the series. The latest game will star Ryzalin Staud, a young girl wishing for more from her tranquil life, who stumbled across a great adventure. There is currently a teaser trailer from Gust which shows off the game's pastel art style, with rolling green hills and pale blue skies.
Each game in the Atelier series fits into a miniature group within the series, based around some central theme or title. For instance, Atelier Sophie, Atelier Firis & Atelier Lydie, and Suelle are all themed around the word mysterious, and all feature the word in their title. Atelier Ryza is part of the Arland group, which is the name of a location from the series which was previously used as the central theme to 3 other titles released back in the PS3 era.
You can check out the teaser for yourself below, but more information came out today in another article from Dengeki PlayStation. Atelier Ryza will be produced by Tachibana Takahashi with character designs from illustrator Toridamono, whose previous work has been featured in everything from RPG maker games to the Japanese card game 'Force of Will'.
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