Metaphor: ReFantazio trailer showcases why you should get excited for this RPG

Has there ever been a better time to be an RPG fan? Genre aficionados are eating exceptionally well these days, and Metaphor: ReFantazio is nestling on the horizon with the potential to be the next essential purchase for those in the know. Adding to that hype, ATLUS have released an all-new story trailer at the Anime Expo 2024 panel, offering fans an early peek at the turbulent events that kickstart the player’s journey in Metaphor: ReFantazio.

Today’s Anime Expo panel contained exciting new game details. Metaphor: ReFantazio’s Director Katsura Hashino and Character Designer Shigenori Soejima provided the packed hall with details on the game’s setting, characters, monsters and more. For those in the know, one of the reasons that Metaphor ReFantazio is such a big deal is that these are the creators of Persona 3, 4 and 5, arguably three of the most genre-defining RPGs of the last couple of decades.

You can definitely see that lineage in the visual and character design, with a similarly captivating anime-esque strand carryies through in both the animated cutscenes and in the moment to moment gameplay. There’s an interesting mix of real-time and turn-based aspects to the combat, and it all looks thoroughly enthralling at this point, and that’s before we even know how it all comes together.

Early tomorrow morning, ATLUS will also share details from the panel in a special “ATLUS Exclusive” Showcase – Story livestream on the ATLUS West YouTube channel ( and Steam. A recording of the actual AX panel will also be available for viewing at a later date on the ATLUS West YouTube channel.

Metaphor: ReFantazio will launch on October 11, 2024 on Xbox Series X|S, Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Steam. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now. For more information and for links to pre-order, visit Stay tuned to TheSixthAxis for more on this one as we get closer to launch!

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