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

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Developer: Gust
Release Date: March 24, 2023

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'Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key' Unveils New Characters, Battle System Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. PST

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key is an open-world RPG where Ryza and her friends set sail to investigate the strange islands that have appeared worldwide.

The final chapter of Ryza’s story follows fan-favorite alchemist, Reisalin Stout, and her mischievous friends on their third summer adventure, set a year after the events of 2021’s Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy.

In Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, lead writer Yashichiro Takahashi, who delivered the script for the original Atelier Ryza game, returns to the franchise to deliver an unforgettable third chapter in the Secret series. The latest summer escapade finds Ryza and friends enjoying their peaceful lives on Kurken Island when they hear news that a mysterious group of islands have appeared in nearby waters. It turns out that these islands, known as Kark Isles, are having a negative effect on their homeland, so Ryza and her friends quickly set out to investigate. But when their investigation leads to an enormous gate deep within strange ruins, Ryza hears a haunting voice in her head that wants to lead her to the ‘Code of the Universe’. Who is talking to her and what lies beyond the gate?

While uncovering the mysteries of Kark Isles, Ryza and her friends will explore four regions in a new “open field” – all explorable with seamless transitions! As players travel through these beautiful and vast sprawling landscapes and vistas, they will find mysterious keys that will aid them on their adventure. There are various types of keys that can be found and created, useful for exploration, synthesis and battle. Each key has a different effect, so players will want to try experimenting with them as the keys to unlocking the island’s secrets are now in your hands.

In addition, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key reunites players with characters from previous games, as well as making new friends pivotal to the story! A total of eleven party members will be featured in this latest entry, one of the largest rosters in series history! Returning for the third summer adventure is the reliable and friendly Ryza, the intelligent and hard-working Klaudia, the devoted ruins researcher Tao, and the humble and sincere Lent – with more characters to be announced in the coming months.


Koei Tecmo and developer GUST Studios revealed all new battle details and the return of three beloved characters in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key.

A 25th Anniversary title of the long beloved Atelier JRPG franchise, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key follows fan-favorite alchemist, Reisalin Stout, and her mischievous friends on their third summer adventure as they set off to investigate a group of mysterious islands that have suddenly appeared, adversely affecting the stability of their hometown, Kurken Island. While working to solve the mysteries of the new islands, Ryza reunites with some nostalgic old friends. It seems Ryza has asked the familiar faces of Empel and Lila to help in her investigation, but when Ryza reaches the village of Faurre where they are said to be staying, she finds out that her old friends are being held captive! As Ryza scrambles to save them, another familiar face shows up on the scene – Patricia – dazzling as always with her swordsmanship! Once Ryza and Patricia help free Empel and Lila, all three returning characters can be added to Ryza’s party as they continue to work together to uncover the truth behind this new threat to Kurken Island.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key features real-time tactical battles with effects and presentation that are greatly enhanced from previous titles in the series. Players can select up to five battle members among the 11 party members and fight together as one team! A new system that transitions between battles, and the use of keys speeds up each fight and makes for a more seamless experience. Three battle members will be positioned up front with two in the rear, with players having the ability to use and swap out various skills. Some powerful sills will be activated in response to action orders from friends, while powerful keys can be equipped and used in battles to help crush the most grueling enemies. Using a key strengthens a character for a certain period of time, while also dropping the waiting time for all actions to zero, enabling you to use skills and attacks continuously!

Keys can also be used during the game’s evolved synthesis system in order to help Ryza create more powerful items than ever before. By inserting materials into a material ring, Ryza will be able to synthesize special items, then by using a key to improve the level of the recipe, Ryza will be able to not only improve the quality of the item, she will be able to increase the number of creations! Through the new “Link Morph” ability, Ryza will be able to add certain effects to items that could not be added before, while some items will feature a “super trait”, enabling the creation of even stronger items! Thanks to all of these new features, Ryza will be able to create extremely specialized items, the likes of which she hasn’t seen before.

To help celebrate the latest edition in the Ryza franchise, Koei Tecmo is offering a delightful new Premium Box of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, exclusively available through the NISA Online Store. This must-have version of the game contains an artbook, original illustration B2 cloth poster, special clear file (set of 2), mini acrylic character charm, early access DLC code for Ryza’s “Marine Look of Kurken Shore” costume, and a copy of the game all packed into a beautiful collectable box.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will also feature an Early Purchase bonus. Anyone who purchases a physical or digital copy of the game within two weeks after launch will be able to download a special set of seven Summer Look costumes. These costumes may be available for purchase at a later date.


Key Features

  • The stage for this adventure is a vast open field! The field is made up of multiple maps that are connected seamlessly, allowing players to move around each map without loading times. Enjoy this adventure in a vast and ‘living’ field with greater freedom. The story progresses by exploring four regions. Each region has a different look and can be explored without experiencing loading times. Enjoy emotional and beautiful scenery, while running around the vast field with Ryza and her friends.
  • Keys with unknown powers hold the secret to success! The core system in this game is the "keys" generated in various situations. There are various types of keys, and all of the keys obtained can be used in different instances of exploration, synthesis, and battle.
  • A Total of 11 Party Members! Reunite with characters from previous games, and meet new characters who will be key to the story. Enjoy an adventure with the largest number of party members within this series.

To help celebrate the latest edition in the Ryza franchise, KOEI TECMO America is offering a delightful new Premium Box of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, exclusively available through the NISA Online Store. This must-have version of the game contains an artbook, original illustration B2 cloth poster, special clear file (set of 2), mini acrylic character charm, early access DLC code for Ryza’s “Marine Look of Kurken Shore” costume, and a copy of the game all packed into a beautiful collectable box.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will also feature an Early Purchase bonus. Anyone who purchases a physical or digital copy of the game within two weeks after launch will be able to download a special set of seven Summer Look costumes. These costumes may be available for purchase at a later date.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam) on Feb. 24, 2023.



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