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Good Smile announces a reprint for their Atelier Ryza figure

Cashing in on that popularity!

Ryza from the Atelier Ryza series has become quite popular in recent months, and Good Smile wants to make sure they get in on that popularity. The company has announced that their original 1/7th scale Atelier Ryza figure is going to get a reprint, and it's heading to both Japan and North America. The figure is set to launch May 2021 in Japan and June 2021 in North America, and is priced at $196.99. Just to be clear, this is the exact same figure as the first round, and is not updated to reflect changes in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Limited Edition sells out in just a day

Sequel success

Koei Tecmo has been very talkative about how Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout has been the best-selling entry in the long-running franchise by far. That's why they're quick to follow up with a sequel, and it seems that version is set for success as well.

Pre-orders for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Limited Edition opened yesterday, and they were priced at $120 a pop. Believe it or not, all of the Limited Edition copies have been spoken for! Hopefully you got one if you wanted it, because according to the store, no additional copies will be printed.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout getting a physical restock on Amazon

Ryza returns

Koei Tecmo has some good news for those who are trying to track down a physical copy of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. While a specific date wasn't given, we now know that Amazon is going to restock the game sometime soon. When the listings go live, we'll be sure to let you know!

Gust reveals exclusive TGS 2020 Online merch

Ryza fans have a lot to choose from!

Even though this year's TGS is taking place completely online, Koei Tecmo is still offering fans a chance to get some exclusive goodies. Switch owners will be happy to see a ton of Atelier Ryza 1/2 merch in the lineup, including tapestries, coasters, posters, towels, and much more. You can check out the entire lineup of goodies here.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout updated to Ver. 1.0.7

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & The Secret Hideout has been updated to Ver. 1.0.7. Check out the patch notes below.

- Fixed various bugs and defects.
- Corrected an issue in which, after applying update 1.0.2, character dialogue was prevented from properly being displayed when traveling on the map.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout shipments/digital sales hit 500k

Congrats, Koei Tecmo!

Koei Tecmo has revealed that shipments and digital sales for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout have reached 500k units worldwide. Considering the previous record for Atelier series sits at 300+k, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout has blown by that mark. That figure is sure to keep growing as well.

Official Atelier Twitter account celebrates 80k followers with a new piece of art

A special treat!

The Atelier series has really been picking up steam in terms of attention and fans, thanks to the big success of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. Now with Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy on the way, even more fans are jumping in on the series.

All that attention has helped the official Japanese Twitter account for the Atelier series hit 80k followers. To celebrate the occasion, developer Gust has released the new piece of art seen above. The artwork features Ryza, and was drawn by series artist Mr. Toridamono himself.

Atelier Ryza 2 producer says the sequel was planned during development of the first game

Doubling down on Ryza from the start

The reveal of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy surprised a lot of people, considering how quickly it came after the first game. Many thought this happened due to the explosive popularity Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout saw, but according to series producer Junzo Hosoi, that wasn't the case.

In an interview with 4Gamer, Hosoi said that Gust planned to keep Ryza as the protagonist since planning the first game. Hosoi noted that Atelier games usually sell best when they debut on a new platform, which is exactly what happened with Switch. Atelier Ryza happened to see explosive growth for the series, which resulted in a ton of new players. Why Ryza is certainly a major factor in that, Hosoi also said that the revamped battle system, the alchemy system and more helped pave the way for this success.

All that said, Hosoi did say that player support for the first game did factor into Ryza leading the way for a sequel. Again, while that was the plan from the start, the sequel wouldn't have played out if the first game wasn't met with success.

Finally, Hosoi said that if there's a third entry, he's not sure Ryza will be the lead. He's actually not sure what would happen in a third entry just yet, and they'll need to factor in players' opinions of the second game before they can make a decision.

Gust reveals plans for life-size statues of Ryza from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

$25k a piece!

Ryza from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout has turned out to be quite a popular character for Gust and Koei Tecmo. She headed up the most popular installment in the Atelier series, and now there's already a sequel on the way. There's no doubt that Ryza already has some super fans, and Gust is hoping a few of them are willing to cash in.

Gust has revealed that they're working on a life-size statues of Ryza from the game/sequel, which you can see in the Tweet above. The company isn't 100% sure they'll be producing these life-size statues just yet, as they're looking for preorders. The good news is that they only want 10 preorders by Aug. 30th, 2020 to officially make these statues. The bad news is that they'll cost roughly $25k a piece! The fans with extra deep pockets are going to have to step up to make this happen!

Thanks to Sephazon for the heads up!

Koei Tecmo hosting Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout special sale

See what all the fuss is about!

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is already getting a sequel, and Koei Tecmo wants to make sure as many people as possible play the original before that follow-up releases. That's why they're running a special sale on Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout in North America.

Those interested can get Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout for 39% off its regular price until Aug. 4th, 2020, which makes it just $36.59. Along with that, if you own the game, you can get the Season Pass content for 20% off as well.

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