The Atelier Ryza series has sold over 2 million units in total

Atelier Ryza, the prospective alchemical protégé, has much to celebrate. Your trilogy of games has sold a surprising number of copies worldwide.

The Atelier Ryza series has sold over 2 million units in total

The Atelier Ryza range celebrates a remarkable milestone: it surpasses the 2 million mark sold worldwide! Koei Tecmo and Gust, the publisher and developer, proudly announced this success on Twitter. The series has moved an additional 400,000 units since its last report on March 17.

Atelier Ryza – Special thanks from Ryza
Special thanks to Ryza

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key caused quite a stir when it was released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam. Since its worldwide release on March 24th last year, an impressive 300,000 units have been shipped and sold digitally. This number is from April 27th. But let’s not forget the previous entries that contributed to this success.

Welcome, Atelier Ryza!

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout introduced players to the immersive world of Ryza on PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam. The game’s enchanting story premiered in Japan on September 26, 2019, followed by North America on October 29, 2019, and Europe on November 1, 2019.

Ryza - Humble beginnings for our heroine
Humble beginnings for our heroine

Next, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy continued the story on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch, captivating fans with its intriguing narrative. It first graced Japan on December 3, 2020, arrived in North America on January 26, 2021, and reached Europe on January 29, 2021.

All three games were fairly well received by the fans. The aggregate review score on OpenCritic for the entire Ryza saga is around 81%.

Alchemist of the End: A conclusion to Atelier Ryza’s journey

Now let’s dive into Ryza’s latest adventure, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key. The story picks up speed when mysterious islands called the Kark Isles appear near Ryza’s hometown. Recognizing the threat they pose, Ryza and her friends set out on a quest. They reveal ancient ruins and come across a huge gate. A strange voice urges Ryza to search for the “code of the universe”, setting the stage for an extraordinary journey that combines alchemy and a mystical key.

Atelier Ryza - All Secret Keys!
All secret keys!

Players can explore a vast open world seamlessly connected across multiple maps. The open world is a first in the series and allows players unrestricted movement and an increased sense of freedom. Players traversed the beautifully crafted environments where each region had its own unique charm and appeal. They immersed themselves in the wonders and challenges that awaited them.

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Fans reunited with beloved characters from the previous games and met new key characters who play crucial roles in the narrative. With a roster of 11 party members, Atelier Ryza 3 features one of the largest ensemble casts in the series, making for a varied experience.

What a proud achievement, Ryza!
What a proud achievement, Ryza!

A groundbreaking addition to Atelier Ryza 3 was the introduction of the “Keys” system. These enigmatic artifacts possessed unknown powers that unlocked various gameplay features. From exploration to synthesis to combat, the keys enhanced players’ journeys and made for a more enjoyable experience.

The official Atelier Series Twitter account (@GustAtelierPR) also offers fans the chance to enter the special contest and win luxurious prizes. Players can share their impressions, favorite aspects and messages with the development team using the hashtag “#Ryza2MillionCopies” and join the celebration of this incredible milestone.

Continue to the Atelier Games

Developed by Gust Corporation, the Atelier series has captivated gamers since its launch in 1997. It was originally released for the PlayStation consoles, including the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The franchise eventually expanded to other platforms. These include Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, WonderSwan Color, Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.

Atelier Ryza - Alchemical synthesis perfected
Alchemical synthesis perfected

While the series was initially focused on the Japanese market, newer titles have been localized for a wider audience. This allowed fans worldwide to immerse themselves in the enchanting alchemical world of Atelier. At the heart of the franchise is the concept of the Atelier, a workshop specializing in alchemy. Players are immersed in a gaming experience as they seek, collect, and combine items to create powerful concoctions and progress through the game.

The games’ success has led to the development of manga adaptations and two anime adaptations, further expanding the reach of the Atelier universe.

The Tecmo Effect

Koei Tecmo is also working on an anime action game, Fate/Samurai Remnant, which will be a continuation of the Fate series. They also released the action games Wild Hearts and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty in 2023.

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