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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout cover
Developers
Gust Co. Ltd.
Publishers
Koei Tecmo
Engines
Katana Engine[1][2]
Release dates
Windows October 29, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 77
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Atelier
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on HowLongToBeat
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on IGDB
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout guide on StrategyWiki
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on MobyGames
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on Wikipedia
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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout[Note 1] is a singleplayer third-person JRPG game developed by Gust Co. Ltd. and published by Koei Tecmo. It is the twenty-first main installment in the Atelier series and the first entry in the Secret subseries.

Initially released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 26, 2019, the PC version was first released in Japan and North America on October 29, 2019, with releases to the other regions followed on November 1, 2019.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Kurken Island Jam-packed Pass Season Pass
Windows
Atelier Series Legacy BGM Pack Free.
Windows
Captain Tao
Windows
Cool Selenite
Windows
Elegant Mermaid
Windows
The End of an Adventure and Beyond
Windows
Ever Summer Queen & The Secret Island
Windows
Gust Extra BGM Pack
Windows
Klaudia's Story "Atelier Klaudia"
Windows
Lent's Story "True Strength"
Windows
Muscle Volcano
Windows
Ocean Dandy
Windows
Ryza's Costume "Summer Adventure!" Pre-order bonus.
Windows
Ryza's Outfit "Divertimento Embrace" Pre-order bonus. Now free for everyone.
Windows
Secret Solitary Island
Windows
Stylish Weapon Skins - Empel
Windows
Stylish Weapon Skins - Klaudia
Windows
Stylish Weapon Skins - Lent
Windows
Stylish Weapon Skins - Lila
Windows
Stylish Weapon Skins - Ryza
Windows
Stylish Weapon Skins - Tao
Windows
Sunlight Flower
Windows
Tao's Story "Interwoven Fate"
Windows
White Lily of Summer Free.
Windows

Essential Improvements

Atelier Sync Fix

Improves GPU utilization in D3D11-based Atelier games and can dramatically improve performance as a result.
Instructions[3]
  1. Extract into <path-to-game>.
  2. Add as a command line argument WINEDLLOVERRIDES="d3d11=n,b" %command%. Only required on Linux/Steam Deck.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\Atelier Ryza\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1121560/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KoeiTecmo\Atelier Ryza\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1121560/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics Settings (As of patch 2019/11/08)
Graphics Settings (As of patch 2019/11/08)

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some resolutions aren't listed in the launcher. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution. Hor+ gameplay with Stretched UI.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA but it's broken, Available Alt.FFXA and MSAA with Atelier Graphics Tweak
Vertical sync (Vsync)
VSync is force enabled, but can be disabled by overriding VSync via the NVIDIA Control Panel, or AMD Radeon Settings.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some physics elements don't function correctly when running at above 60 FPS.[4]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Some resolutions above 1080p do not appear in the launcher.
When using a custom resolution with a wider aspect ratio than 16:9 (Such as 21:9), UI elements will appear stretched.
Edit Setting.ini
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Setting.ini.
  3. Edit the height and width fields under [Graphics].

Input

Input Settings (As of patch 2019/11/08)
Input Settings (As of patch 2019/11/08)
Game Settings
Game Settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Basic controller buttons-based remapping. Doesn't allow for remapping individual in-game actions. Mouse support can be enabled through the mouse options in the launcher's settings, at the cost of right analog stick camera movement.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Launcher only.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Analog Stick movement uses eight-way movement, as opposed to analog movement.
Full controller support
Launcher requires mouse input.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SFX, Vocals, Cutscenes
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Russian
Fan translation by «Face Off»
French
Fan translation by «Club de Recherche de Xanadu»
Italian
Fan translation by «CaramellaGTX»

Issues fixed

Heavy stutters without a controller

If you don't have a controller plugged in, about every 1-2 seconds the game will stutter because it can't find one. Possible solutions:

  • physically plug any controller to your computer

or

  • simulate a "fake" virtual XInput controller using vJoy or Special K

Physics elements do not function correctly at high framerate

Fixed as of Nov 9th 2019.[5]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. Raiza no Atorie: Tokoyami no Joō to Himitsu no Kakurega (Japanese: ライザのアトリエ 常闇の女王と秘密の隠れ家) in Japan.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1121560/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1121560) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. RPG Site - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity hits 3.7 million copies and Atelier Ryza 2 has 360,000 as of March 2021 - last accessed on 2024-02-22
    "Near the end of the document, Koei Tecmo also revealed that the Atelier Ryza games were developed with the company's self-made internal engine called Katana Engine."
  2. Koei Tecmo - Financial Results For the Fiscal Year Ending March 2021 - last accessed on 2024-02-22
    "Atelier Ryza series becomes a million seller using Katana Engine ™"
  3. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2873028623
  4. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Update information(2019/11/08) - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Update information(2019/11/08) - last accessed on 2020-07-27