What Is Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key?

What Is Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key?

By  Ben Perry - 17th Apr 2023

One of the most anticipated “alchemy RPGs” is coming to next-gen consoles this March.

What Is Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key?

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Keyis a real-time, turn-based RPG videogame — or described on the official website as an “alchemy RPG” — developed by Gust and published by Koei Tecmo, and is the third instalment of the Atelier Ryza series.

Following the events of Atelier Ryza 2, a strange group of islands suddenly appears off the shore of the hometown of the protagonist, Reisalin ‘Ryza’ Stout. Fearing the islands as a threat, Ryza and her friends investigate the Kark Isles and discover the mystery of the isles and the roots of all alchemy.

Exploring the vast world of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, the game boasts the largest map of four interconnected regions and open plains in the series, allowing players to travel without loading times. There are new ways to travel and secrets to explore with underwater sites, more monsters to tame and ride with up to three mounts, as well as Ryza’s ability to glide through the air.

The player will be able to team up with new and recurring characters as you embark on the final adventure, with up to 11 characters to choose from.

Combat has returned the dynamic real-time, turn-based fighting from previous games with the new ability to switch two teammates instantly per battle. With more strategy in gameplay, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key includes characters not in your battle party that can carry out support to keep players engaged in combat.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will also include a new “Key” system. Various keys found through the campaign grant unique effects that can be used in gameplay and combat to give Ryza and her crew an edge, along with rewarding players for adventuring.

For players with save data for both Atelier Ryza and Atelier Ryza 2 will get free cosmetics for in-game characters acquirable at the beginning of the game.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will release on the 24th of March 2023 on PlayStation 4 & 5, Nintendo Switch and Windows (Steam).



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