Koei Tecmo development studio Gust is teasing something new for July 6, which could be an Atelier Ryza 3 announcement or news for Blue Reflection. Check out the teaser tweet from Gust below:
Coming 7/6 pic.twitter.com/l9Z7XlVKve
— ??????@????????? (@GustSocialPR) July 2, 2021
That’s pretty much it: a blue sky with cumulonimbus clouds and the “coming 7/6” message.
Since Gust isn’t a huge studio, we can narrow down the teaser to a few possibilities. The first and most obvious one is a possible announcement for Atelier Ryza 3. Most of the Atelier franchise’s series come in trilogies. The Secret series debuted its second title, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, late last year. Hence, the timeline fits for a third entry incoming next year if we go by Gust’s past releases.
The first Atelier Ryza exploded in popularity to make it the bestselling Atelier entry after its launch in September 2019. Furthermore, the Secret series recently passed 1 million units in total shipments to make it one of the bestselling series between the two titles. With that in mind, Koei Tecmo likely wants to keep striking while the iron is hot, or in this case, keep brewing while the cauldron boils, or something like that.
The other possibility is the magical girl RPG series, Blue Reflection. We don’t have much to connect here other than the blue sky, but Koei Tecmo announced three new Blue Reflection titles in March. We haven’t heard about the new Blue Reflection games since their announcement, so there’s a good chance that Gust is teasing incoming news for July 6. In any case, we’ll find out early next week.
Atelier Ryza 1 and 2 are available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. Atelier Ryza 2 is also available for PlayStation 5.