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Latest Information About the Game, Including the Battle System


May 8, 2024 – SEGA has announced a new RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio developed by Studio Zero of ATLUS, scheduled to be released on October 11, 2024. The company has recently revealed information about the game’s battle system. Metaphor: ReFantazio is planned to be released on Xbox Series X|S, Windows, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Steam.


Enhanced Turn-Based Combat


Metaphor: ReFantazio features a new battle system that merges the best elements of turn-based and action-centric gameplay, offering an unprecedented way to explore dungeons. Fast Battle allow you to directly attack enemies roaming the overworld in real-time, while in Squad Battles, you’ll be able to face your opponents tactically with turn-based combat.


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・Fae Sight


With the help of the protagonist’s fairy ally, Gallica, you’ll be able to detect the danger level posed by the enemies around you. Scope out monsters lurking nearby and choose your combat style accordingly.


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・Fast Battles


Fast Battles are an effective way to take on lower-level enemies you’ve already fought before. Lock on to your enemies, dash, and evade your attackers as you explore, or take them out in one fell swoop. Each Archetype has a different type of attack, so discover which ones suit you best!


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・Squad Battles


When Gallica identifies yellow or red enemies with Fae Sight, these enemies can pose a threat to your party, so stay on the lookout. Gain advantage over these foes by repeatedly striking them in Fast Battle to stun them, then switch to Squad Battle to finish them off.


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・Turn-Based Combat


Take on enemies with up to 4 characters in your party. As the story unfolds, you’ll be able to choose from 7 characters, so use each of their strengths to your advantage as you assemble your party. Metaphor: ReFantazio simplifies combat by letting you perform each action with the tap of a single button!

During battle, the protagonist and his allies will be able to transform into the Archetypes they’ve awakened. Each Archetype wields unique skill sets that help you turn the tides of battle. Use them to effectively target your opponents’ weaknesses and control the flow of combat.

Your Archetypes also come with their own weaknesses and disadvantages as well—so choose wisely. The composition of your party also plays a crucial role. You can change up your party members’ turn order, swap them out mid-battle, or even move them to the front or back. Use these tactical maneuvers to shift the odds in your favor!

Metaphor: ReFantazio has a high difficulty setting to keep players on the edge of their seats, but if you’re finding it too challenging, you don’t need to worry, as you’ll be able to freely adjust the game’s difficulty at any time. Other helpful features have also been added to allow you to play according to your preferred style.


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Dungeons Where Powerful Foes Run Rampant


・Lethal labyrinths


During your quest to become the king of Euchronia, you must venture into perilous labyrinths, known to lead adventurers to their deaths. You’ll encounter formidable monsters and obstacles and discover hidden treasures and powerful gear. Some dungeons will be pivotal to advancing the main story, while others offer optional adventures that will let you take on new quests.


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Awaken Your Archetype, a Heroic Embodiment that Dwells Within You


What is an Archetype?


You and your party will awaken Archetypes, the power of heroic embodiments, as you face hardships in your journey, deepen your bonds with your followers, and build rapport as a team. Unleash these powers in battle and don the abilities of various heroes!


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Many kinds of Archetypes exist, each with their own abilities and traits. Seekers are all-round fighters, Mages excel at targeting enemies’ weaknesses with their offensive magic, while Thieves skillfully plunder treasure. It’s up to you to choose which Archetypes work best for your party!


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Build Your Party and Choose Your Archetypes


・Assemble a powerful team


Each of your party members brings their unique capabilities to the table. By changing up your party members and the Archetypes they use, you’ll be able to greatly impact the flow of battle.



・Choose the right Archetype


Expand your arsenal by unlocking new Archetypes for your allies. Assess the best way to tackle each dungeon and the foes you’ll encounter, then equip the Archetypes that suit your needs. With good team composition, you’ll be able to overcome higher level enemies.



Draw Strength from Your Loyal Followers


・Foster bonds and acquire followers


Meet people from all walks of life throughout your journey. Building strong ties with them can turn them into valuable followers who’ll support you in your quest to become king. You can also awaken new Archetypes and unlock new abilities.


・Learn more about your followers


By interacting with those who support your claim to the throne, you’ll unlock substories. These allow you a glimpse into their backstory. Each follower has their own story to tell and past to discover. Your interactions will strengthen your party and add rich new layers to the narrative. Take on substories at your own pace. How you choose to navigate your journey will play a huge impact on the growth of your party and the overall story.



About Metaphor: ReFantazio


Metaphor: ReFantazio, which initially went by the title PROJECT: Re FANTASY, is the latest game from ATLUS’s Studio Zero and the creative minds behind Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5! Metaphor: ReFantazio releases worldwide for Xbox Series X|S, Windows, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Steam on October 11, 2024. Stay tuned for further updates.





Director: Katsura Hashino (Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, 5)
Character Designer: Shigenori Soejima (Persona 3, 4, 5)
Composer: Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, Persona 3, 4, 5)
Concept Artist: Kazuma Koda (NieR:Automata)
Gauntlet Runner Designer: Ikuto Yamashita (Neon Genesis Evangelion)


*All screenshots and footage shown during the broadcast are from the Japanese edition of the game, which is still under development. English support will be available at release.




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