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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' Needs More Time, Delayed Until March

by Rainier on Jan. 18, 2023 @ 12:00 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.

Originally planned for Feb. 24, 2023, Koei Tecmo has delayed Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key until March 24, 2023.

We apologize for this delay to everyone who has been looking forward to the release of "Atelier Ryza 3".

In order to make this game a fitting finale for Ryza and her friends, we have taken on challenges such as adventuring in a vast open field and graphics that express the charm of these characters to the fullest extent.

Our team will take this additional time to fine-tune the final touches so that we can deliver to all of you who have been following the series for the best possible experience in this culmination of Ryza and her friend's adventures.

We are making the game even better to make it worth your wait, so we appreciate your patience for a just little bit more until the game's release.

Junzo Hosoi, Producer

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 March 24, 2023.


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