On March 17, 2023, Koei Tecmo Europe announced via its Twitter account that it shipped over 1.6 million copies of Atelier Ryza series games. The milestone was marked with a short animation featuring the series’ heroines. Beginning in 2019, Atelier Ryza is the latest trilogy of games in the sprawling Atelier series that started in 1997. The original Ryza game would go on to be followed by two sequels Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, and Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key.
The “Secret” series has shipped over 1.6 million copies worldwide!
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The Atelier series began life in 1997 with Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg for the original PlayStation, and would be followed by 24 main series games. These include a variety of subseries that typically follow the same protagonists and take place in the same world. These include the Iris and Arland series. The most recent series is Secrets, which Ryza and its sequels are a part of.
The series continues to this day with the release of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key on March 24, 2023. A remake of the very first game in the series titled Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg is slated for release in July of 2023.
You can play the first two Ryza games on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam now. Atelier Ryza 3 is currently set to release on March 24, 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.