New Details: Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout 

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oprainfall | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout


Koei Tecmo America and GUST Studios unveiled a bunch of new details on the upcoming Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. The game is currently set to arrive on the PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on October 29th, 2019. Players will join Ryza, a teenaged tomboy, on a mysterious adventure of self-discovery with her mischievous friends.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout has a completely revamped synthesis system. Ryza’s new powers of synthesis will be pivotal in her adventure. She’ll need to use them to create items to overcome the myriad of obstacles that obstruct her way, as a formidable new threat bears down on her hometown.


According to the press release, the graphical interface has been improved. It shows the required materials and the effects that can be added to the items created. They call it the new “Linkage Synthesis” system, which has a limited number of cells players can unlock. This is done using strategic placement of items, and can imbue an array of possible results onto the final product depending on how the cell branches.

Special spells can be uncovered to unlock new recipes, giving players more ways to experiment with different items to see what new results they can get. These items can even be used again in the synthesis process thanks to the new “Item Rebuild” process. By rebuilding an item, players can make it stronger than it already was. In short, it can get stronger the more times you rebuild it. If you smell a catch, then your nose is correct. It turns out that the more you rebuild an item, the more dexterity it will require to use it. This in turn limits which characters will be able to use it. This becomes important in strategizing your battles in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. You can find out more at the official website.




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