A few days back Koei Tecmo and GUST Studios revealed a little teaser trailer in relation to a new game announcement which would be taking place today. Well, that has now happened with both the publisher and studio revealing Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout. The platforms confirmed are PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam with a release date of October 29th for all three of those platforms. Atelier Ryza is the beginning of a brand new story arc in the Atelier series.
The story follows Ryza who is a described tomboy as she looks for ways to leave behind her rather boring village life and instead go out on an adventure with her friends. They begin to venture out by going to a forbidden island but on that island find an old man who convinces Ryza and the group to learn about alchemy and its enchanting properties. These skills will come in useful as her town comes under threat from forces that could consume it.
Gust has stated that the synthesis program has been upgraded so players can better see how the synthesis works and its effects. The world will have a lot of ingredients to find with different tools finding different things even in the same spot. The studio has also upgraded the lighting and shadow effects to give a better depth and look to the game world.
Source: Press Release