Is it possible to craft a cannonball?

In our review of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout last November, we gave the game an 8/10, saying it’s an enjoyable JRPG that will keep you busy for hours. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is now on its way to the Nintendo Switch, and this time it’ll keep you busy with an underwater dungeon.

Set to arrive this winter, KOEI TECMO America and developer GUST Studios’ Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy take place three years after Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This time around, Ryza will journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird to seek the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends. She will learn a number of new skills along the way, including the ability to swim. As you’d expect from an Atelier game, that will lead to a lot of new aquatic items to craft. It’ll also lead to an underwater dungeon for Ryza to explore.

Of course, she won’t be doing it alone:

Throughout her journey, Ryza will once again be joined by her fun-loving group of mischievous friends. The first of these old companions confirmed for Ryza 2 is Klaudia. The only daughter of a merchant family, Klaudia has been working in the Royal Capital, but all the while, thinking back to the adventure she had with Ryza three years prior. Klaudia still has the desire to live a more exciting life, and now finds her fate once again intertwined with Ryza as they regroup inside the Royal Capital. Also joining Ryza this time around is a mysterious creature known as Fi. The creature doesn’t speak, but is very expressive and full of emotion, bonding quickly with Ryza while helping her seek answers to the true meaning of the lost legends.

Although we’re at least a few months away from release, KOEI TECMO has revealed that those who purchase a physical or digital copy during the first two weeks of release will receive an Early Purchase Bonus code for the Summer Fashion Costume Set. Also, those have save data from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout will be able to unlock the Classic Costume Set, including outfits for Ryza and her friends from the previous title. Now may be the time to pick up the first game if you haven’t already. It’s on sale for $36.59 at press time.

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