Metaphor: ReFantazio Set for October Release

April 23, 2024 by Alex Novichenko

Metaphor: ReFantazio, the latest RPG from the creators of Persona 5, is set for release on October 11, as announced by Atlus during a special 25-minute showcase led by director Katsura Hashino. The presentation provided a look into the game's gameplay, music, and unique elements, highlighting its differences from and similarities to Persona 5.

Diverging from Persona’s focus on Japanese high school life, Metaphor ventures into a high-concept fantasy world. While retaining core elements like turn-based combat and time progression, it reimagines these features within a fantasy road trip context.

Hashino, who has been developing Metaphor since leaving P-Studio in 2017 to start Studio Zero, collaborated with notable Persona contributors like composer Shoji Meguro and artist Shigenori Soejima. The game, which debuted at the 2023 Xbox Game Showcase, will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.