Koei Tecmo and developer Gust have unveiled new features for Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, including World Quests, bonfires, and ateliers, plus new artwork by series illustrator Toridamono.
In the game, players will embark on a journey to explore strange islands and uncover a mysterious threat to their hometown. They’ll complete randomly generated quests, as well as World Quests specific to each region they visit. Bonfires will offer a new cooking system, where players can rest and cook meals that enhance their party. Players can also build their own atelier, with three building styles to choose from, each with different benefits. Toridamono’s new artwork will feature in the physical version of the game and will be exclusive to the American/European releases.
The game will be available on March 23 in Japan and March 24 worldwide for PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. Check out the Opening Trailer and overview below.
In Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, players will investigate a strange group of islands and explore various regions while attempting to unravel a mysterious new threat to their hometown. Throughout their adventure, they will pick up randomly generated quests, but will also encounter a new type of quests, World Quests. By completing these quests, each specific to the regions they travel through, players will learn more about the territories and the colorful characters they meet along the way. But beware, completing a World Quest may result in changes to the field and other areas!
As players explore the regions, they will discover bonfires scattered throughout the field where their party can rest and Ryza can cook delicious recipes for herself and her friends. This new Atelier cooking system enables players to obtain recipes by completing quests, helping to enhance their party in a variety of ways, and even allowing for a whole new strategy level when challenging strong enemies. Bonfires also allow Ryza and her friends to rest, changing the time of the day and therefore enemies nearby.
In addition to building bonfires, players will also be able to build their own atelier in each region to serve as a base for the adventure. The atelier provides various effects depending on the building style as players will be able to choose from three different types of structures: the research base, which is advantageous for exploration, the farm for gathering, and the laboratory for synthesis. Ryza’s friend, the fan-favorite Puni, will accompany her in each atelier after construction. Players will be able to feed and raise them into the Puni of their liking, with their appearance changing depending on the food they eat. Players will even be able to send Puni out into the world to collect materials for them.
Along with the all-new game details, Koei Tecmo revealed beautiful new artwork of Ryza in action. Created by Toridamono, the Atelier Ryza series illustrator, this artwork will be the inlay of the physical version of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key and will remain exclusive to the American/European versions of the game.