Atelier Ryza’s Gathering Synthesis Detailed
Gust has provided new details and media for its latest Atelier title, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout. The new information, screenshots, and gameplay footage show off the Gathering Synthesis system and ability for players to share their creations with friends. Update — Gust also released a new two-minute trailer for the game, which is viewable below.
Gathering Synthesis lets players create their own gathering fields. These fields are synthesised using special bottles, with different materials creating different types of fields or changing the items or monsters present in it. For example, adding a plant extract can create a forest, while a polishing agent might create some ancient ruins.
Once players have created a field, they can share it. Sharing is done through a four-letter password issued when a new field bottle is created. Other players can enter this password to create the field through the “Create from Recipe” option, provided their character has sufficient skills and enough empty bottles.
Atelier Ryza is the 21st mainline title in the franchise and marks the start of a new subseries. The game follows Reisalin “Ryza” Stout, who dreams of leaving her dull life. She and her friends explore a forbidden island and meet an old mage who begins teaching Ryza alchemy. Atelier Ryza is set to be released in North America on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch and worldwide on PC on October 29, 2019, with the European PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch releases to follow on November 1, 2019.