At this weekend’s Taipei Game Show 2023, KOEI TECMO and developer GUST Studios debuted new gameplay elements for Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, including the first information detailing the new Atelier’s World Quests, along with building and cooking features. In addition, KOEI TECMO America unveiled the Opening Movie and new exclusive artwork to excite fans before the game’s scheduled release on March 24, 2023. The third game in the popular “Secret” trilogy is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation5 Computer Entertainment System, PlayStation4 Computer Entertainment System, and Windows PC via Steam.
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 quest, 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 America 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.
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 collectible 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.
For more information on Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, be sure to visit the official site.