Atelier Ryza 2 Gets New Trailer, Gameplay At TGS 2020, PS5 Announcement, Producer Comments

Koei Tecmo and Gust revealed a new trailer and some alchemy, exploration and battle gameplay for Atelier Ryza 2 at TGS 2020.

September 26, 2020

At TGS 2020, Koei Tecmo revealed new details on Atelier Ryza 2, coming to PC, PS4, PS5, and Switch. The stream featuring Producer Junzo Hosoi, Ryza seiyuu Yuri Noguchi, and chara designer Toridamono.

The stream started with a recap of everything we know so far on Atelier Ryza 2, how it features Ryza’s friends coming back alongside new characters, new actions like swimming etc.

The first new announcement was a brand new trailer, which in particular revealed Empel Vollmer and Lila Decyrus are coming back too. While they appear in the game, it’s unlikely they’ll become party members as we only see them in a specific scene, and they don’t have preorder bonus costumes.

Atelier Ryza 2 TGS 2020 Trailer

The second announcement was the reveal of the Atelier Ryza 2 theme song, titled Somewhen, Somewhere… by Clammbon, with music and lyrics by Mito. A video message from Mito was shown too. You can hear the song in the trailer.

Next, we saw some live gameplay, starting with some alchemy gameplay in the new atelier and mansion rented by Ryza. We also saw some field exploration, with Ryza riding a monster. We can see her swimming and entering an underwater dungeon too. The game is still using the same world map system with each location represented by an icon.

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Some battle gameplay was shown as well. Junzo Hosoi explained it’s the same battle system as in the first game but revamped and with a bigger feeling of action. Now, you can now swap active and back row party members during battle. There’s also a new Item Rush system. You can watch all the gameplay at the 21:35 timestamp of the stream included below:

Following the gameplay part, Atelier Ryza official cosplayer Moe Iori joined the stream, cosplaying the new 20 years old version of Reisalin Stout. She explained she really liked Ryza’s first design and her zettai ryouiki when the first game got announced, so she made her costume herself. That’s how she got noticed and hired by Koei Tecmo as the official cosplayer, though she was already one of the most popular cosplayers in the first place.

Lastly, Koei Tecmo announced Atelier Ryza 2 is also coming to PS5 and will be cross gen. Players who buy Atelier Ryza 2 on PS4 will be able to play the game on PS5 as well.

Producer Junzo Hosoi recently explained Ryza was always supposed to be the protagonist for two games. Be sure to check our extensive coverage and translations so far.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will be launching worldwide in Winter 2021 on PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. The game 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.

Be sure to check our TGS 2020 coverage and our schedule to keep track of everything happening.

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