Atelier Ryza Details Secret Hideout Gameplay

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Saving the world can be hard, but thanks to Atelier Ryza‘s new Secret Hideout system, Ryza and the gang can plan their daring deeds in style.

KOEI TECMO America and GUST Studios detailed the intricate new Secret Hideout system for their upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.

Budding alchemist Ryza and her mischievous group of friends will face a wealth of challenges as they set out in search of adventure. Circumstances will lead the gang into the depths of the mysterious Sunken Mine, a deep and dark dried-up environment housing a gate to another world.

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To prepare for their trek into this other world in order to save their own, the adventurers create a secret hideout as their new base of operations. Ryza will have to ensure she diligently practices synthesizing between her travels — the higher her alchemy level the more useful her items will be for future adventures. In addition, players will also able to use the new Gathering Synthesis system from the hideout to create new lands to explore; they can use Forging to create new weaponry perfect for tougher foes; and Item Duplication, to easily craft a variety of consumable items for their journey.

Players can also personalize their Secret Hideout with a variety of items found while exploring the multiple worlds. Ryza and her team will be able to increase their stats depending on how the base is remodeled, and the gathered items can be utilized strategically to grant useful stat boosts on the field during battle. These Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout features will unlock as players experience more of the game’s gripping narrative, quests, and magical lands.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is slated to launch on Oct. 29, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam.

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Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.