KOEI TECMO and GUST revealed that the latest in the adorable alchemy franchise, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is coming in October. Launching on October 29th, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Windows via Steam, it will star Ryza. Ryza is a teenage tomboy Ryza and her band of mischievous friends will go on an adventure of magic, mystery, and self-discovery.
Throughout her journey, Ryza will rely upon her newfound powers of synthesis; creating items which will help her overcome any obstacle in her path, including the powerful new threat facing her beloved hometown. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout will also feature a new synthesis interface, which will clearly display required materials and effects that can be added at a simple glance.
This new ‘Linkage Synthesis’ system features a fixed number of cells that players can unlock via strategic item placement – extending a variety of different results imbued onto the final product depending on the way the cell branches. There will also be a new process, ‘Item Rebuild’ where created items to be used again during synthesis. Rebuilding an item will offer a chance to make it stronger than it was built, and the more times an item is rebuilt, the greater it will become. But it will also cause the amount of dexterity required to increase, which limits who can use them.