Atlus recently hosted an information broadcast for their upcoming turn-based fantasy JRPG headed by Studio Zero, Metaphor: ReFantazio, discussing various facets of the project.
The team confirmed the game will launch worldwide in 2024 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows platforms.
The following points are noteworthy comments made throughout the broadcast:
- Game uses the Esperanto artificial language born in 1887, which Otakus apparently like.
- Elections seem to be a system to gain followers and supporters as you travel around the world in a tank.
- Characters use archetype; it’s a level above Persona in the core of personalities, coined by psychologist Carl Jung. It’s more all-encompassing than Personas.
- Aspects of the game will still reflect the real world, like Atlus’ other titles.
- The team has decided to go back to the roots of what we know as fantasy today by looking at the early stages of fantasy drawing. It’s all about how a person interprets the fantasy.
- The Buddhist-sutra-like sound at the beginning of the trailer is a real Buddhist priest singing.
Director Katsura Hashino stated in a new 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.
This title was also known as Project Re Fantasy for several years. The game is being developed by the team behind Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5. Further details were not provided, but we’ll be sure to keep you all updated on any significant news. 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.
Check out our announcement coverage for screenshots, a trailer, and more.
We’ll be sure to keep you all updated with any updates pertaining to the highly anticipated Metaphor: ReFantazio. We’re all pretty excited for this ambitious fantasy JRPG.
You can view the full Metaphor: ReFantazio information broadcast below:
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