This night, during the ceremony of Games Awards, ATLUS revealed a brand new trailer for its upcoming fantasy RPG Metaphor: ReFantaziowhich will be available atfall 2024.
The video introduces new gameplay footage, an overview of the story and universe, as well as information on the team members:
- Director – Katsura Hashino (Shin Megami Tensei III – Nocturne, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
- Character Designer – Shigenori Soejima (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
- Composer – Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei III – Nocturne, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
- Concept Artist – Koda Kazuma (having worked on Nier:Automata)
- Mechanical Designer – Ikuto Yamashita (having worked on Neon Genesis Evangelion)
ATLUS will also host a live gaming show on YouTube in Japan (Japanese only) on Monday, December 11 at 12:30 p.m. Some of the Japanese voice actors from Metaphor: ReFantazio will be brought together, namely Natsuki Hanae in the role of the protagonist, Sumire Morohoshi in that of Gallica, Kensho Ono in that of Strohl, and Saori Hayami in that of Hulkenberg.
New story elements revealed
The adventure takes place in the Kingdom of Euchronia, where the murder of the king has sowed chaos and doubt throughout the land. One day, a magic that only the king knows, royal magic, is invoked. The world of Euchronia then finds itself engaged in a royal tournament for the throne.
It is in this context that the protagonist, accompanied by his partner, the fairy Galica, must find a way to break the curse that weighs on the prince. Indeed, the kingdom believes that the latter is dead… Our two young heroes then undertake a long journey across the kingdom.
They will then discover that, to achieve their goal, they will have to participate in the tournament for the throne. This great test will require them to form alliances with many friends and followers from the different tribes that populate the world.
Protagonist: accompanied by the fairy Gallica, he undertakes a journey to lift the deadly curse that weighs on his childhood friend, the prince of Euchronia.
A member of the Elda tribe, he is considered to belong to an “impure” people by the state religion, which associates his people with the heirs of dangerous and heretical magic. Being extremely rare among the population, the entire kingdom hates and discriminates against them.
Gallica: Gallica is not only a travel partner, she is also a guide who will help the protagonist in his quest. Although she is too small to directly participate in combat, her fey nature allows her great knowledge of magic and an ability to perceive the energy of magla, which are superior to those of the protagonist. She doesn’t mince her words, but her reassuring presence makes her a great ally.
Strohl: This young man from the Clemare tribe meets the protagonist at the state army recruitment office. Coming from a noble family, he is an intelligent boy with a great sense of justice. However, it seems that circumstances are not working in his favor. Indeed, it is rare for an aristocrat to enlist in the army alongside commoners…
Hulkenberg: Knight from the red tribe and former member of the royal guard, she served alongside Her Highness. Despite her young age, she excels in the use of many weapons and was entrusted with the prince’s personal guard. But when he was attacked, she failed to protect him. Carrying in her heart the scars of this terrible failure, she began to wander around the world.
Heismay: A former knight of the Eugief tribe. Unlike ordinary mortals, he is endowed with a keen sense of perception, in part thanks to his eugief origins, which give him overdeveloped hearing.
Due to their radically different appearance from that of other tribes, it is not uncommon for eugiefs to be the subject of discrimination. Heismay is no exception. Furthermore, he carries a heavy burden due to a difficult past.
Explore a fantasy world as vast as it is beautiful. Navigate the game using an intuitive and aesthetically pleasing user interface that further enriches the experience. Get a sneak peek at Metaphor: ReFantazio with new illustrations.