Metaphor: ReFantazio Gallica & Honkai Star Rail March 7th Art Shared by Shigenori Soejima

Metaphor: ReFantazio Gallica & Honkai Star Rail March 7th Art Shared by Shigenori Soejima

Recently, the Honkai Star Rail team of developer HoYoverse visited the offices of developer Atlus. During this September 2023 visit, the Honkai Star Rail team got to see artwork of Atlus’ upcoming RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio. However, the contents of these illustrations have not been publically unveiled.

On the other hand, to commemorate this visit, Shigenori Soejima, a prominent illustrator known for various Persona series artwork, shared a new illustration depicting March 7th from Honkai Star Rail and Gallica from Metaphor: ReFantazio.

Metaphor: ReFantazio takes place in the United Kingdom of Euchronia, a land plunged into turmoil following the assassination of its king. The story takes a dramatic turn when the Royal Magic, a mystical power previously known only to the king, is unexpectedly invoked, sparking a grand royal tournament to determine the next ruler.

Amidst this tumultuous backdrop, the protagonist, alongside their partner, the fairy Galica, embarks on a quest to lift a curse cast upon the prince, believed by the kingdom to be deceased. Their journey spans the expansive lands of Euchronia, revealing that their mission is intricately tied to the ongoing tournament for the throne. To succeed, they must forge alliances with a diverse array of friends and followers from the various tribes that inhabit this world, each with their own unique contributions to the unfolding narrative.

Metaphor: ReFantazio was also known as Project Re Fantasy for several years. The game is being developed by the team behind Persona 3Persona 4, and Persona 5. This truly does look like a next-generation JRPG experience. It’s also taken notes from the Shin Megami Tensei series. The director is Katsura Hashino, and the composer is Shoji Meguro.

Director Katsura Hashino stated in a previous message that this game is a third pillar for Atlus. One key phrase for the game is “Facing your fear.” Character designer Shigenori Soejima said they wanted an androgynous and heroic protagonist. Composer Shoji Meguro confirmed the game uses a score inspired by hymns and Buddhist prayers in its soundtrack.

The combat of Metaphor: ReFantazio will feature shifting from action to turn-based like Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak, known as Kuro no Kiseki in Japan.

Metaphor: ReFantazio will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in Fall 2024.

You can view this new Honkai Star Rail and Metaphor: ReFantazio illustration below:

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You can view the full article from the Japanese outlet denfaminicogamer for additional details about the meeting.

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