Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout's free update schedule detailed

There's much more than just a photo mode

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Earlier today, we went over the free photo mode update that would be getting on Oct. 10th, 2019. Now we have some more details on the free update schedule beyond that first feature. Check out the rundown of new content on the way below.

■ Update #1

Release Date: October 10
Content: Photo Mode, Lost Lamb No. 2, and Me and My Puni

Photo Mode

Freely set various filters and frames, change the time of day, depth of field settings, posing, presense or absense of character expression, placement, and more.

Lost Lamb No. 2

An ancient tool specialized in being attacked by Ryza and friends. The amount of damage dealt, number of chains, and the like against Lost Lamb No. 2 will be recorded and you can acquire gems based on your score. (This will become available a little while after the story has progressed after becoming friends with Empel Vollmer.)

Me and My Puni

Raise your own Puni. By feeding it, its stats and appearance will change, and it will bring back items when it goes out on a journey. Enjoy its various transformations while raising your Puni. (This will become available halfway into the story.)

■ Update #2

Release Date: October
Content: “Advanced Exploration Patch” (certain skills upgraded, level cap increased to 99, and weapon upgrades expanded) and “High Difficulty Patch” (adds the “Legend” difficulty mode)

■ Update #3

Release Date: November
Content: Gathering Synthesis level cap increased from 99 to 200.

Ryu Hayabusa, Achilles, and Hades Summoned to Fight in WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate

So many characters!

Burlingame, Calif. – September 20, 2019 – KOEI TECMO America and developer Omega Force revealed three new additions to the WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate roster; including Greek god, Hades; the heroic warrior, Achilles; and KOEI TECMO’s iconic ninja, Ryu Hayabusa. They join a cast of over 170 playable characters in the thrilling new entry to the popular ‘1 vs. 1,000’ hack-and-slash series where heroes from DYNASTY WARRIORS, SAMURAI WARRIORS, and the gods of ancient history band together seeking the truth behind the powerful forces who have transported them to wage war in this mysterious new world.

The first new fighter to join the WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate lineup is Hades. The brother of Zeus and god of the Underworld, Hades is known for his cold demeanor as he rules over the dead; caring little about what happens in the world above until now. He joins his brother Zeus in an anti-Odin coalition as they fight to discover the true purpose of Loki. Joining them in battle is the fearless fighter Achilles. Known as the mightiest warrior of the Greek army and the hero of the Trojan War, Achilles is feared by enemies and allies alike. He fights not just for victory, but for honor and fame. The third character joining the epic clash is not a god, but one of the most beloved ninjas in all of gaming: Ryu Hayabusa. The young member of the Hayabusa ninja clan and heir to the Dragon lineage, the “super ninja” continues his daily fight against evil with his signature Dragon Sword ready to slice and dice anyone who steps in his way – human or god.

In addition to the new characters, KOEI TECMO America also announced that popular Japanese voice actress Saori Hayami has signed on to not only add her beloved voice to the game, but she will also sing the WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate theme song. The title track will be available in both Japanese and English when the game launches in North America on February 14, 2020 on the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, the Nintendo Switch™, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.

The new game will be available as both a standalone title, for those who haven’t yet experienced WARRIORS OROCHI 4, or as a special Upgrade Pack for those who already own the previous game.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout getting a Photo Mode


Koei Tecmo has announced a free update for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout that is due out Oct. 10th, 2019, and it will include a Photo Mode for the game. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout hits the Switch in Japan on Sept. 26th, 2019.

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate's TGS 2019 trailer gets and English version, game slated to hit NA/EU on Feb. 14th, 2020

A lovely Valentine's Day gift

Along with an English version of the Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate TGS 2019 trailer, Koei Tecmo has confirmed that the game will launch in North America and Europe on Feb. 14th, 2019. The game will be offered as a standalone physical and digital purchase, or as a digital upgrade for those who already own Warriors Orochi 4.

New promo video for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout features New Japan Pro-Wrestling stars giving the game a go

Now this is my kind of promo video

A new promo video for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout has been released. This video features New Japan Pro-Wrestling stars Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima checking out the game.

Yang Jian revealed for Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate

Another classic character joins the battle

Another playable character has been announced for Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate. Thanks to digital store listings, we now know that
Yang Jian, a mystic who appeared in the 1998-released PlayStation title Fengshen Yanyi, will be joining the roster. Those who grab the Deluxe Edition of the game will get a special costume for Yang Jian.

KOEI TECMO America Reveals First Details of Ryza’s Secret Hideout

Hide and seek

Burlingame, Calif. – September 19, 2019 – KOEI TECMO America and GUST Studios detailed the intricate new Secret Hideout system today for their upcoming JRPG Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. As Ryza, the budding alchemist, and her mischievous group of friends set out in search for adventure, they will be faced with a wealth of challenges to overcome. A series of circumstances leads the group into the depths of the mysterious Sunken Mine, a deep and dark dried-up environment that is home to something potentially evil -- a gate leading to another world.

To prepare for their harrowing journey; to save their homeland from whatever is lurking in this far off land, the adventurers create a secret hideout as their new base of operations. As a budding young alchemist, Ryza will have to ensure she diligently practices synthesizing between her travels -- the higher her alchemy level the more useful her items will be for future adventures. In addition, players will also able to use the exciting new Gathering Synthesis system from the hideout to create new lands to explore; they can use Forging to create new weaponry perfect for tougher foes; and Item Duplication, to easily craft a variety of consumable items for their journey.

Since Ryza’s Secret Hideout would not be complete without personalization, players will be able to customize their hideout to reflect their own personality through using various items found while exploring the multiple worlds. Ryza and her team will be able to increase their stats depending on how the base is remodeled, and the gathered items can be utilized strategically to grant useful stat boosts on the field during battle. These Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout features will unlock as players experience more of the game’s gripping narrative, quests, and magical lands.

With one month left until the launch of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, KOEI TECMO America released an enchanting new trailer; fresh from Tokyo Game Show 2019, giving a deep look at the enchanging and new Atelier narrative. A batch of new screenshots were also released to give players a first look at the Secret Hideout amenities available upon the game’s release.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is slated to launch on October 29, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam®. For more information on Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, be sure to check us out on our official website https://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/ryza/

Check out more art for the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack

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Koei Tecmo announced the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack, for Switch just last week, and it's seeing worldwide release. This pack includes The Deluxe Pack includes Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX, and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX. These versions of the game will include the additional elements added to the Plus versions, plus DLC content. More details on Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack are coming Sept. 26th, 2019.

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate launches Dec. 19th, 2019 in Japan, new trailer and gameplay, 2 new characters announced, plus details on different versions

Warriors come out to play in December

Koei Tecmo has confirmed that Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate will hit the Switch in Japan on December 19th, 2019, and is priced at 7,800 yen. There will also be a downloadable content “Upgrade Pack” available for 4,800 yen for those who own Warriors Orochi 4. Early purchases will include a bonus costume for Gaia.

There will also be a Deluxe Edition priced at 8,800 yen (5,800 yen if purchasing as an Upgrade Pack), which includes the following content.

- Legendary Costume Orochi Pack 4
- Two special costumes
- Two Sacred Treasures
- Legendary Weapons Orochi Pack 4
- BGM Pack 2
- Three Bonus Weapons
- 300,000 Stock Experience
- 3,000 Arena Points
- 100 Crystals
- Early character unlocks for Kyuubi, Tamamo no Mae, and Yinglong

Finally, two more characters were announced for the game. Both Hades (a brand-new character) and Achilles (from Warriors: Legend of Troy) will be joining the roster.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout gets a story trailer, and synthesis gameplay footage

TGS 2019 is giving us all sorts of content on the Atelier series, including another look at the upcoming Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. Check out a new story trailer, as well as synthesis gameplay above.


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