Sega recently released a new trailer for Atlus’ upcoming RPG, Metaphor: ReFantazio, during a panel at Anime Expo 2024. The trailer provides a glimpse into the start of the player’s journey in the game, where they are tasked with fighting for the truth, awakening their resolve, and entering a tournament for the throne.

In Metaphor: ReFantazio, players take on the role of a young protagonist who becomes involved in a magical election following the death of the world’s king. The game introduces a unique mechanic where individuals from all social backgrounds can vie for the throne by garnering support from the populace. This premise sets the stage for an epic adventure filled with battles and political intrigue.

One of the key features of the game is its blend of real-time combat and turn-based mechanics. Players will engage in dynamic battles that require quick reflexes for attacks and dodges, enhancing the exploration experience and streamlining grinding for resources. However, traditional turn-based combat is still an option for players who prefer a more strategic approach to battles.

Metaphor: ReFantazio is scheduled for release on October 11, 2024, on various platforms including PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and last-gen consoles. Both physical and digital pre-orders are currently available for interested players.

Director Katsura Hashino described Metaphor: ReFantazio as a culmination of Atlus’ RPG legacy, drawing inspiration from their previous works such as the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series. The game’s fantasy setting and unique election theme add a fresh twist to familiar gameplay elements, promising an immersive experience for fans of the genre.

Overall, Metaphor: ReFantazio is shaping up to be a noteworthy addition to the RPG genre, offering a compelling narrative, engaging gameplay mechanics, and a rich fantasy world for players to explore. With its anticipated release coinciding with Atlus’ 35th anniversary, fans can look forward to a game that pays homage to the studio’s enduring legacy in the gaming industry.