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Jun 6th 2019 at 5:16:34 PM

So November for America probably? Atelier games seem to be on a two month delay recently with Nelke coming out in Japan at the end of January and America the end of March followed by Lulua dropping in March in Japan and May here in America. So if it's dropping in September over there chances are we might get it in November here, assuming they don't delay it even longer or go for a simultaneous release.

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Jun 6th 2019 at 5:17:35 PM

Yeah, since KOEI started cheaping out on dubs in everything the release dates have been a lot faster. So November-December sounds about right.

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Jun 24th 2019 at 9:01:46 PM

A western release date for Atelier Ryza: The Queen of Eternal Darkness and the Secret Hideout will be annouced by Koei Tecmo on June 27.

More info here and here.

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Jul 10th 2019 at 11:41:03 AM

Why in the world is it titled "Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout?" What's with the Ever in the title? It makes no sense!

Jul 10th 2019 at 12:41:36 PM

The ever in the title is probably just a replacement for the word eternal from the original Japanese title.

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Jul 16th 2019 at 1:49:23 PM The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
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Sep 13th 2019 at 10:16:23 PM

I was just thinking about this happening a few days ago.

A shame these won't ever be physically released but hey I'll double-dip anyways, just for the improved frame rate.

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Oct 12th 2019 at 10:18:36 AM

Atelier Ryza is the highest selling launch week int he entire series, at 150,000 units in its first week.

Its also reportedly outselling all the other games in the west in terms of pre orders.

I Wonder why....

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Oct 12th 2019 at 11:54:15 AM

Might pick this one up. Last Atelier game I played was Mana Khemia so I guess now is a good time to try to get back in.

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Oct 16th 2019 at 5:15:52 AM

Atelier Ryza has the potential of becoming Atelier's Persona 5. It could very well uplift the series from niche obscurity to mainstream popularity, the Sleeper Hit it desperately deserves. The sales numbers in Japan are already crazy, but once it hits the west, it'll be the Cinderella story of JRPGs.

32ndfreeze from Australia
Oct 16th 2019 at 5:35:15 AM

That's cool, I've been meaning to pick up an Atelier game at some point, so I might make this the one.

Maybe.

Since I'm just swamped with Switch releases at the moment.

Edited by 32ndfreeze on Oct 16th 2019 at 11:35:24 PM

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Oct 16th 2019 at 5:46:52 AM

Any ideas why this one in particular is selling so well?

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Oct 16th 2019 at 5:47:53 AM

Is it like Atelier Iris? That's the one I played. It was good.

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Oct 16th 2019 at 5:49:55 AM

I hope we'll be able to change the characters' outfits. Ryza's shorts look way too tight, and her thighs look like they're going to explode. Also, I find it kinda creepy that the character designer deliberately put more emphasis on Ryza's thighs for fanservice reasons.

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Oct 16th 2019 at 7:10:40 AM

I like her exploding thighs. The girl who looks like shes getting a front wedgie, though... that outfit Im side-eying.

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Oct 16th 2019 at 8:00:06 PM

Any ideas why this one in particular is selling so well?

The 'appealing' main character design and her personality is supposedly rather goofy and flirty.

Her Zettai Ryouiki went rather viral at the last Comiket, doujins everywhere. And one famous cosplayer, Moe Iori, went there as her and was such a hit Koei hired her for official events. And Pixiv is just loaded, like outnumbering the other Atelier games as a whole.... and her outfit isnt even that revealing compared to the other leads tbh.

Their marketing was on point too with an ad blitz and things like a video with Japanese pro wrestlers playing the game at TGS. The character designer famously did interviews saying 'they paid very close attention to the thighs'. They were quick to announce her 1/7th scale figure before release of the game, which is bold as few games do it.

The battle system is revamped massively as well, while still technically turn based its got a fast pace compared to earlier games.

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Oct 16th 2019 at 8:08:32 PM

Japanese fans have also said it has the best story in the series so far, especially when influenced by Kid Adventure stories like Stand By Me, The Goonies, and Stranger things.

Its getting a lot of momentum here in the west too, IIRC.

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Oct 16th 2019 at 8:54:43 PM

Wait, it's not out here yet, right? Is all the buzz from review copies or whatever?

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Oct 17th 2019 at 1:08:08 AM

It came out in Japan last month so the buzz is probably from that. It comes out in the west on the 29th.

Oct 17th 2019 at 4:45:12 AM

Eh, as long as the game itself is good, I'll probably buy it later. I'm glad its doing well!

Oct 17th 2019 at 4:59:39 AM

Does Atelier Ryza have a time limit? Coming in from Atelier Lulua, it seems the series is starting to forego time limits entirely to make the series more accessible.

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