So close, but looks like we’ll have to wait just a little longer, as Koei Tecmo’s Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key was just delayed from its initial release to March 24 worldwide, which means the game’s getting delayed for one month.
The game’s producer apologized for the delay to everyone who had been looking forward to the release and said that the team needs the delay to fine-tune the final touches of the game to deliver the best experience possible. The team hopes that this delay will be worth the wait.
As rough as delays are, at least it’s only a month and it is to polish the game so hopefully we’ll see very few bugs when the game launches. What this might mean for the game’s sales is another thing though, as this means that Atelier Ryza 3 happens to be releasing worldwide on the same day as Resident Evil 4 Remake.
▍ Atelier Ryza 3 Worldview
Taking place directly after Atelier Ryza 2, Ryza 3 brings back the gang together for what seems to be a peaceful time on the Kurken islands, until a series of mysterious islands appear nearby, with strange powers and creatures that could threaten her home.
To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on a final adventure surrounding the “roots of alchemy.” The journey taking her across the Kurken islands and several new, interconnected areas in this large open world, with plenty of new exploration options, and characters to meet!
While it is a shame that Atelier Ryza 3 is set to be the final game for Ryza and her friends, the game offers up to 11 party members, with characters from previous entries and new faces, bringing everyone together for one great finale!
▍ Atelier Ryza 3 Gameplay
Atelier Ryza’s combat system returns with some new entries. You can now equip and change keys during and before battle, modifying your stats and granting new abilities. You can also perform new team attacks mid-combat with swift changes, allowing for deadly combinations to stylishly defeat your foes!
As the last entry in the series, Ryza 3 will feature 13 playable characters, from old faces and new from Patricia Abelheim, Kala Ideas, Federica Lamberti, Bos Brunnen, and more.