Nintendo surprised everyone at their Nintendo Direct Mini with at least one announcement. While many would point to the reveal of a new Shin Megami Tensei as their surprise, there are some like me who have no idea what it is. I know it somehow connects to the Persona series, however tangential; that’s good enough for me (though I have only played Persona 5).
There was also another big JRPG announcement, one that should bring out aspiring alchemists from trying to make everything gold. Nintendo used their Japanese Direct Mini to show Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy.
Ryza to the Occasion
While the game may have been leaked early by the Australian Classification rating, it still came as a nice addition. There is very little to go on, besides the trailer shown by Nintendo, but the website is live. If you visit Koei Tecmo’s website, you will find a countdown, and not much else.
This teaser site is counting down to when the developers Gust Studios will release a special movie. What it is, exactly, is never said, but more than likely it will be the first real reveal of the game. The date and time point to July 29th, 2020. As a direct sequel to Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, it should retain what made the first popular.
This includes Ryza, the protagonist of the first game, returning. Ryza is the first character to be the hero in two successive games in the series, according to PR. It looks to continue more of the turn-based combat and alchemical creations as its backbone. The release date, while not specific, is so far set for Winter 2020, but doesn’t say whether its worldwide or if Western audiences will have to wait longer.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will release in Winter 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4. You can check out our review of the first Atelier Ryza game here. For more reviews and gaming news you can keep up to date at Informed Pixel. Want to speak to the team and interact with other gamers? You can do so over on the Informed Pixel Facebook page or on the Informed Pixel Twitter account.