The latest title in Japanese role-playing game Atelier series, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key (try saying that three times fast), is out in time for the series’ 25th anniversary. Though the game was announced at Direct, its extended first look trailer just released today. In it, you’ll find an emphasis on elemental adventure—you can dive underwater, ride horses and dolphins, and though it’s not explicitly a farming game, collect resources and perform leisurely exploration. As a true JRPG, Atelier Ryza 3 is more of a live-wire than a traditional farming sim, but many of its aspects might feel familiar to farming sim fans.
Release date: February 24, 2023
Grass: It’s not a crop or a creature, but I can assure you that there is grass in this game. There are around 10,000 grass species (this figure does not take grass-like species into consideration).