Atelier Ryza 2: Koei Tecmo Publish Official Character Design Details For Cosplay And Fanart
Atelier Ryza 2 fan artists and cosplayers won't face the hell of having no idea how certain costumes work thanks to a pretty cool move from Koei Tecmo.
Koei Tecmo and Gust published some really neat artwork and 3d models references for Atelier Ryza 2, which will help those into cosplay and artists making fanart. The company is currently organizing a Cosplay and Fanart contest for Atelier Ryza 2. The works submitted should be themed around the theme “Ryza’s summer vacation”. You’re not limited to Ryza though and can do something with any of the Atelier Ryza 2 characters.
The producers and character designer Toridamono will pick the winners, who’ll get special goods like bags, t-shirts and posters, signed by Toridamono.
To enter the contest, you can either send your work by mail at promotio[email protected] with “Ryza2Contest” as the subject, or follow the official @GustAtelierPR Twitter and tweet your work with either the hashtags “＃ライザ２” or “#アトリ絵” or “Ryza2Contest”.
Anyone in the world can participate. Many works sent in, regardless if they’ll win the contest or not, will also be published on the game’s official site, and retweeted by the official @GustAtelierPR Twitter.
There are specific rules such as specific format (A4 size, not above 1200px) and file type (jpg only) so if you’re interested, be sure to properly check the rules on the official site. I’m not paid enough to fully translate the rules, but luckily Koei Tecmo did post them in English as well, so be sure to read them.
The campaign lasts from September 7 to October 31, 2020. And as such, with the launch of the campaign, reference sheets for the characters appearing in Atelier Ryza 2 were published. These meticulously details the characters’ costumes and designs, the front and back, so it’s perfect for cosplayers. The characters include Ryza, and all the ones who were revealed so far: Fi, Klaudia, Tao, Patricia, Clifford, and Serri.
We’re excited to announce our 2nd #AtelierRyza fanart and cosplay contest! The contest is open to fans in North America!
Characters Models and sketches are available as well for reference!
— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) September 7, 2020
All the references are included in the gallery below. You can read more on Atelier Ryza 2 with our past coverage: the first trailer. Story bits and details on the Japanese limited edition. How Ryza was always supposed to be the protagonist for two games. The improvements over the first game. Preorder bonuses in Japan and some of the new characters. More new characters and their profiles.
It isn’t that rare for companies to publish reference sheets like this, but still cool enough to be noted. Cosplayers won’t be facing the hell of having no idea how a costume looks from behind without its upper vest until an artbook is released. This is similar to that time we got the draft chara designs for Atelier Ryza 1 before the game released.
This also shows Koei Tecmo really understood the Ryza zettai ryouiki wave and does everything to keep it going. Needless to say, however, it’s not the sole reason why Ryza works so well, something you already know if you’ve been actually reading our articles past the titles. While the Atelier Series has always used sexual fanservice, at the end of the day it’s thanks to its nice story, characters and gameplay systems that it kept going this far.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will be launching worldwide in Winter 2021 on PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. Ryza 2 will be out on PS4 and Switch in Japan on December 3, 2020. The Japanese Steam version is scheduled for January 2021, and it’s all but confirmed this will be when the western version launches. You can preorder Atelier Ryza 2 on Amazon to support us.