New Metaphor: ReFantazio Art Revealed via Famitsu; New Interview Later this Week

New Metaphor: ReFantazio Art Revealed via Famitsu; New Interview Later this Week

Famitsu has revealed the cover of their upcoming weekly magazine, the #1829 issue, set to launch on December 21, 2023. The Atlus RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio is featured, depicting the protagonist and his traveling companion Gallica in brand-new artwork.

This new weekly Famitsu issue will focus on Metaphor: ReFantazio for 18 pages, including an interview with director Katsura Hashino and character designer Shigenori Soejima. Baldur’s Gate 3 and an interview with developers of Super Mario Bros. Wonder will also be featured.

You can view the new Metaphor: ReFantazio artwork via the weekly Famitsu cover below:

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The #1829 issue of weekly Famitsu can be pre-ordered digitally for ¥620 via Amazon Japan.

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.

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