The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the West on October 29. The limited-edition PS4 and Switch versions of the game will bundle an art book, keychain, art cards, and cloth poster for US$99.99.
KOEI Tecmo America describes the game's story:
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout begins an all-new storyline arc in GUST Studios' fan-favorite Atelier series. The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever. After some convincing, the old man begins teaching Ryza the enchanting ways of alchemy; launching her on an adventure that will ultimately lead her on a quest to save her hometown from the mysterious and deadly darkness lurking beneath the surface.
The game will launch for PS4 and Switch in Japan on September 26, and it will launch for PC via Steam at an undetermined date.
<!–The official site for the game also revealed the characters and cast members: (from left to right in above right image)
- Hitomi Ohwada as Klaudia Valentz
- Yuri Noguchi as Reisalin Stout
- Yui Kondou as Tao Mongarten
- Takuma Terashima as Lent Marsling
KOEI Tecmo Games' Gust brand teased the game in May under the name "Gust New Project."
The latest game in the Atelier role-playing game series, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Lulua no Atelier ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi 4~), launched for PS4 and Switch on March 20 in Japan. KOEI Tecmo America released the game for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam on May 21 in North America. KOEI Tecmo Europe released the game on the same platforms on May 24 in Europe.