The latest entry in the ever-growing Atelier series, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, has received a finalised western release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 29th October.
The game sees the beginning of an all-new storyline arc in the series - if you can believe it, this new title will be the 21st entry. It follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. They stumble across an elderly magician who teaches Ryza the ways of alchemy, sending her on an adventure that leads her on a quest to save her hometown from a mysterious and deadly darkness.
Developer GUST Studios notes that the game features "more realistic shadows", said to make the world feel more expansive and filled with life, and "fantastical depictions of the game’s colourful characters". It also contains an all-new and evolved synthesis program which aims to make the process easier to understand.
As mentioned above, the game launches on 29th October. A special limited-edition version of the game will also become available through the NIS America online store.
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