Atlus confirmed all the way in which again in 2017 that it had began growth on a brand new fantasy RPG, known as Undertaking Re Fantasy on the time. Developed by the newly established Studio Zero – which is led by the artistic leads of Persona 3, 4, and 5 in director Katsura Hashino, character designer Shigenori Soejima, and composer Shoji Meguro – it was formally unveiled earlier this month as Metaphor: ReFantazio, and given the expertise behind it, it’s no shock that the sport has attracted loads of consideration.
In truth, it’s not simply followers who’ve excessive expectations from the sport. The makes of Metaphor: ReFantazio are additionally anticipating it to grow to be an essential property for Atlus. In a current interview uploaded by Atlus, director Katsura Hashino mentioned that the fantasy RPG’s growth workforce is hoping that the sport will grow to be a “third pillar” for Atlus alongside Persona and Shin Megami Tensei.
“Following the worldwide success of Persona 5, I believe many individuals consider both Shin Megami Tensei or Persona after they consider the 2 largest RPG franchises by Atlus,” he mentioned (transcription through Gematsu). “With this recreation, we needed to construct a 3rd pillar for the studio, by crafting a large-scale, epic fantasy RPG, one thing we’ve by no means finished earlier than.”
In the course of the interview, Hashino additionally spoke about Metaphor: ReFantazio’s fantasy setting, and the way it makes use of contemporary aesthetics, despite having began out as a way more typical medieval fantasy setting. In the meantime, new particulars have additionally emerged on the sport’s story and its world. Learn extra on that via right here.
Metaphor: ReFantazio launches in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, and PC. In keeping with Hashino, the sport is presently within the sprucing levels of growth.