Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is a hot upcoming JRPG brought to us by KOEI TECMO America and GUST Studios. The two companies just unveiled info about the intricate Secret Hideout system, which so far looks like something new in the innovative gaming mechanics development. The game itself will see the player set off on an Adventure to Save the Homeland from the Lurking Darkness, in an interesting storyline which looks quite promising.
As the trailer shows, the story is set on Ryza, a farmer’s daughter who aspires to be an alchemist. Ryza and her friends decide to set off on an adventure just for fun, but soon the group is faced with lurking evil of the Sunken Mine, which is a deep and dark passageway into another world. Their very beautiful homeland is actually in danger, as the band finds out, and they have to establish their own base of operations and do the best they can to prevent this from happening.
The player will work on Ryza’s alchemy expertise level throughout her journey, as this will prove pivotal in the battle against the coming evil. This is being achieved through the Gathering Synthesis system, which is an innovative gaming mechanic, and it allows the player to create new lands to explore and use Forging to create new weaponry needed to fight increasingly tougher foes. Also, Ryza uses Duplication to constantly keep her adventure group supplied with beneficial consumables needed for the journeys.
Furthermore, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout features improved customization features, where the player will be able to create their own hideout with the items gathered or created with materials you find by exploring other worlds. This ranges from star increase, various combat or dwelling boosts, and other beneficial stuff for battle. What is intriguing is how well the game’s narrative is incorporated into this evolving and unique experience the players themselves create as they progress through the game.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout release date is set for October 29, according to KOEI TECMO America. The trailer above was unveiled at Tokyo Game Show 2019, and has received positive feedback. The eager players of the upcoming game are praising the enchanting fairytale visual art style and the presented plot of the game, while everyone is having high hopes with the announced innovative gameplay.