Check Out the First Metaphor: ReFantazio Gameplay Reveal, Launching October 11


  • Atlus recently unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming RPG Metaphor: ReFantanzio during a livestream.
  • Players got a sneak peek at gameplay, complemented by developer commentary, as different parts of the game were explored.
  • Metaphor: ReFantanzio is scheduled for release on October 11, 2024, for Xbox Series X|S.

A special livestream event titled “Atlus Exclusive” was held today to showcase Metaphor: ReFantazio, offering fresh insights into the upcoming RPG. Studio Zero Director Katsura Hashino, known for his work on Shin Megami Tensei III — Nocturne, Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 , introduced the first-hand gameplay for the title. During the 30-minute livestream, available in English with subtitles, Hashino discussed his vision for development and the creative inspirations behind the game.

Hashino-san kicked off the livestream by outlining the story’s premise and introducing the protagonist along with his fairy companion, Gallica. Players can anticipate encountering intriguing allies, formidable foes, and daunting monsters on the protagonist’s journey.

The livestream showcased the Royal Capital Grand Trad as the first location on the protagonist’s adventure. This initial glimpse offers a sense of the game’s scale as viewers navigate the city and explore the maps. Additionally, fans were treated to a sneak peek at Martira, a previously unrevealed town.

As Hashino-san navigated through dungeons and various settings, he delved deeper into the gameplay mechanics and the game’s narrative. Central to the experience is the Gauntlet Runner, a versatile vehicle that serves as both a means of safe travel through wastelands and a headquarters for the player. Decked with multiple functionalities, the Gauntlet Runner allows players to make the most of their time in the game!

Another pivotal aspect of the game is the Archetypes, which form the foundation of the job system. These unique powers can manifest in various ways, with examples like the Seeker, the Mage, and the Thief showcased in a dungeon setting by Hashino-san. Archetypes can be utilized by other party members, providing players with abundant options for party composition.

Throughout the livestream, Hashino-san shared insights into the game’s music, artistic concepts, and design philosophy, while also teasing story elements and offering tips on combat strategies and enemy analysis.

Metaphor: ReFantazio promises a vast gaming experience, with more details set for reveal in the coming months. Excitingly, the livestream concluded with a release date announcement: Metaphor: ReFantazio will launch on October 11, 2024, for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC.

Physical pre-orders for the game are now open at select retailers, including a special Collector’s Edition for enthusiasts looking to commemorate the game’s launch. Alongside this announcement, a new trailer titled The King’s Trial has been released for Metaphor: ReFantazio, offering a glimpse of what lies ahead–watch it below!

As Atlus commemorates 35 years since its inaugural release, Metaphor: ReFantazio stands as a testament to the studio’s legacy—featuring Atlus’s signature style, innovative combat mechanics, compelling characters, and immersive storytelling. The release on October 11 marks a significant milestone for long-time Atlus fans and newcomers alike.

For further details, watch the complete livestream on the Atlus YouTube channel or wishlist the game on Xbox. Stay tuned for more updates and reveals leading up to the highly anticipated launch on October 11! Keep an eye on the official ATLUS West social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news.