Koei Tecmo has released new information and screenshots of Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout detailing the game’s story, and new characters Lent, Tao, and Klaudia, as well as Klaudia’s father Lubart.
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In the middle of a lake lies Kurken Island. This story will take place on this island in a village called Rasenboden Village.
Ryza, who lives in the village, is an ordinary girl that you could find anywhere. Feeling uneasy about her boring village life, she rounded up her close friends to talk about their dreams and put together a plan to leave the village in search of excitement.
Ryza and her friends, with their newfound determination, set out on their first journey to the “opposite shore of the island,” where entry is prohibited. There, they encounter a man who wields a mysterious power known as alchemy.
Ryza, captivated by that power, asks him to teach her alchemy, and becomes his disciple. Using this power, Ryza and friends will be able to visit places they have never been before. They will set out from their boring everyday lives to pursue their respective dreams one step at a time.
All the while, a threat was approaching Kurken Island.
Ryza and friends will soon embark on a once-in-a-lifetime “summer adventure” that only they can know and will be unlike any adventure they have gone on before.
Set out on a colorful adventure created by beautiful landscapes.
Lent Marslink (voiced by Takuma Terashima)
Ryza and Tao’s childhood friend. Due to certain circumstances, he is treated harshly by the villagers, and hopes to one day achieve a feat great enough to prove them wrong.
He comes off as a slick young man, but he is a friendly and good-natured soul. He’s also quite savvy and often has to put a stop to Ryza’s unpredictable actions.
Tao Mongarten (voiced by Yui Kondou)
Ryza and Lent’s childhood friend. He is always carrying around an impenetrably difficult old book that was in his basement library, which he is continuously trying to decipher. So the villagers treat him like an oddball.
He is a shy person who is not very good at socializing, but he would never abandon his friends. His intellectual curiosity borders on obsession, and his ability to concentrate exceeds that of normal individuals.
Klaudia Valentz (voiced by Hitomi Oowada)
A new friend who comes to the village. The daughter of a merchant who visits Ryza’s village. Since she is traveling with her peddler father, she has never been blessed with the opportunity to make close friends.
She is mild-mannered, but has a line that cannot be crossed and can be surprisingly courageous.
Lubart Valentz (voiced by Hitomi Oowada)
Klaudia’s stern and honest father. The owner of a large company brought up in a single generation, he makes a living traveling together with a caravan of merchants. Due to his clearheaded and logical personality, he hates haphazard behavior. He can be a bit overprotective of his only daughter Klaudia.
Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout will launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch on September 26 in Japan, and at a later date for PC via Steam.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.