It’s a new year (and decade!), so we look back at the past year’s KOEI Tecmo game releases, and pick out our favourites! Vote in our poll below and share what your favourite KOEI Tecmo game of 2019 was! (Keep in mind this is for Western launched games only)
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ launched on 26th September in Japan, and what a wonderful week it was for KOEI Tecmo and Gust. During it’s launch week – according to a report by Wall-Street Journal – Atelier Ryza has reached over 150,000 sales in Japan on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
This is an amazing feat and the strongest launch the 22-year-old Atelier series has ever seen. Hopefully this means more big things are coming from Gust, considering they recently announced their first ever collaboration project last month.
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ will be launching October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
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A few days ago Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia released a new 16 minute long gameplay video of Atelier Ryza, being played by new Japanese Pro-Wrestlers Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima. The video shows off a variety of exploration, combat and general gameplay, as the two have a good time during the playthrough.
You can watch the video in question below:
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ is out now in Japan, and releases October 29th for North America and November 1st for Europe on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
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With the release of Atelier Ryza getting ever closer, KOEI Tecmo have announced that their will be a juicy Digital Deluxe Edition releasing the same day for the title.
The game’s digital deluxe edition will include the following:
Adds 15 new clothing options from Lent’s Gothic Wolf look to Tao’s Island Explorer gear
Items used in remodelling secret hideouts. These items come with special effects like raising certain allies’ abilities during the rain.
Initial Dash Item Set
–Special wind shoes to help increase movement speed.
–A bigger knapsack to increase item gathering capacity.
–Extra Large! Rebuild Gem Pack – 100,000 gems that can be used for rebuilding.
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ will be launching 29th October for North America and 1st November for Europe on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. The Digital Deluxe edition will be arriving on all platforms, and you can pre-order them now on their respective digital stores.
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It wasn’t long ago that Atelier Ryza was announced, and now we have a Western release set in stone for you all to get excited about. This will mark the third Atelier title to release in this year alone, and sounds to be a completely new series of titles.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout is coming out 29th October for North America and 1st November for Europe. It will be launching on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
You can read the official description of the game below:
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout begins an all-new storyline arc in GUST Studios’ fan-favourite Atelier series. The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever. After some convincing, the old man begins teaching Ryza the enchanting ways of alchemy, launching her on an adventure that will ultimately lead her on a quest to save her hometown from the mysterious and deadly darkness lurking beneath the surface.
In order to showcase the vibrant environments surrounding Ryza, GUST Studios instituted more realistic shadows, giving birth to a world that feels more expansive and filled with life. In addition, the fantastical depictions of the game’s colourful characters continue, pushing the series forward with a mix of both new and familiar visual sparkle.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout also introduces RPG fans to an all-new evolved synthesis program that enables alchemists to better understand the effects of synthesis visually. Additionally, the system allows everyone to not only enjoy the experience of developing recipes, but the ability to use the innovative creation system to gather items in the field using various tools — different tools uncover different items at the same location — before crafting unique items never before seen in the series.
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A couple days ago Atelier Ryza was announced via the Dangeki Playstation Magazine, the latest instalment to the ever growing Atelier Series from Gust. It was initially announced for Playstation 4 (as coming from a Playstation magazine), but now we have a more formal announcement of the game from Famitsu.
Atelier Ryza is a new coming of age story that focuses on a new world construction method through expression. The title is being written by Gust and Shakugan no Shana manga creator Yashichiro Takahashi.
Ryzalin Staud (the titular character) is a free willing girl who is always looking for excitement with her friends. She has a very strong sense of justice to the point arrogance if she thinks she is in the right. The story is about her finding something dear that she never knew was until she became an Alchemist and met a “certain someone”.
The game will also be launching on PS4 and Nintendo Switch this Fall in Japan, with a PC release to follow soon after. We will likely hear later in the year about it’s Western release, which will likely be early 2020.
What are your thoughts on a new Atelier game being announced? Do you think they are releasing too many of these games so close to each other? Let us know in those comments!