Koei Tecmo and Gust have announced a delay to Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key. Originally slated to release on February 24th for PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch, it’s now launching on March 24th worldwide.
Producer Junzo Hosoi provided a statement on the delay, noting that additional time was needed to “fine-tune the final touches.” “To make this game a fitting finale for Ryza and her friends, we have taken on challenges such as adventuring in a vast open field and graphics that express the charm of these characters to the fullest extent.
“Our team will take this additional time to fine-tune the final touches so that we can deliver to all of you who have been following the series the best possible experience in this culmination of Ryza and her friends’ adventures.”
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key sees Reisalin Stout and her friends returning to their hometown for the Summer. Mysterious islands and ruins suddenly appear while a voice speaks of the “Code of the Universe.” It’s up to Ryza and her friends to investigate.
The biggest new feature of the sequel is the world. It has several maps, but each is explored seamlessly with no loading times. Eleven party members aid Ryza, from regulars like Lent, Tao and Klaudia to former-friend-turned-enemy-turned-friend Bos Brunnen and new characters. New keys provide a variety of effects in combat, Synthesis and more. Stay tuned for more details en route to release.
A message from the Atelier Ryza 3 producer.#AtelierRyza3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will now release on March 24th, Friday 2023. Thank you for your patience.https://t.co/iYG6ZiqwdX pic.twitter.com/xlPWnyQ1Z1
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