Atelier Ryza 2 New Gameplay Revealed Including Photo Mode, Atelier Decoration, Bonus Costumes

Atelier Ryza 2, out in January 2021 in the West, will have a pretty neat looking Photo Mode, check it out with some new exclusive gameplay.

November 3, 2020

On November 2, Koei Tecmo and Gust held a live stream for Atelier Ryza 2 (PC via Steam, PS4, PS5, Switch) and Surge Concerto DXrevealing live gameplay and new details on both JRPGs, most notably showcasing the Photo Mode in Ryza 2. The stream featured two seiyuu: Yuri Noguchi (Ryza) and Ai Kakuma (Ion in Ciel nosurge and Ar nosurge) We’ll be covering the Atelier Ryza 2 part of the stream in this article.

First off, after recapping all the info on Atelier Ryza 2 so far, a new Digital Deluxe Edition for the game was announced in Japan. It’ll include bonus DLC costumes for the party members. Moreover, there’s a pricier Digital Deluxe Edition + Season Pass that’ll include an exclusive Sophie costume for Ryza.

Next, some live gameplay was shown starting the 26:06 timestamp linked below.

We got to see Ryza in royal capital Ashra-am Baird, some ruins exploration, and battles. The dungeon exploration parts shows all the new actions Ryza can do from climbing to riding monsters.

Starting the 32:20 mark, we got to see all the party members wearing various alternate costumes. We have screenshots in the gallery further below. More dungeon exploration and battles were featured as well.

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This was followed by the Surge Concerto DX segment, which we’ll cover in another article, and then the YouTube stream ended. However, on Niconico, those with a Premium account got to see a bit more gameplay for both games, most notably the Photo Mode in Atelier Ryza 2.

Atelier Ryza 2‘s Photo Mode, unlike in the previous game, is accessible from the start. You can pose all the party members, choose the angle you want, the time of the day, and take some fun pics. The Niconico premium exclusive gameplay also featured a story cutscene, which was funnily abruptly cut short to avoid spoilers about the fairy Fi. We got to see some atelier decoration as well:

Lastly, here is the theme song of Atelier Ryza 2, Somewhen, Somewhere… by Clammbon:

Lastly, a new Ryza figure was announced, with her new design from this sequel. Preorders will start in late November, and the figure is scheduled for Summer 2021:

The latest details on Atelier Ryza 2 most notably included tons of details on the battle system, and some introductions to side characters.

It’s a first in the series for successive Atelier games to feature the same protagonist. In an interview we translated, Producer Junzo Hosoi revealed Ryza was planned to be the protagonist for two games from the start.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will be released in the land of Freedom and Justice on January 26, 2021. You can preorder it on Amazon to support DualShockers.

Yuri Noguchi and Ai Kakuma after the stream:

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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