ReFantazio’s Fantasy Setting Will Use Modern Elements for “a Unique Twist”

ReFantazio’s Fantasy Setting Will Use Modern Elements for “a Unique Twist”

Although fantasy RPGs have by no means been exhausting to seek out by any stretch of the creativeness, Atlus’ personal RPGs have at all times adopted a really totally different method, with the likes of Shin Megami Tensei and Persona preferring extra fashionable and up to date settings. With the upcoming Metaphor: ReFantazio, nevertheless, Atlus is taking its first crack on the fantasy genre- although as you’d anticipate, the developer goes about it in a relatively unconventional method.

Talking in a latest developer interview uploaded by Atlus, director Katsura Hashino revealed that although Metaphor: ReFantazio was initially envisioned to have a extra typical Western medieval fantasy setting, the event crew at Studio Zero determined to pivot to a fantasy setting that may as an alternative incorporate fashionable and up to date components in an effort to give it a “distinctive twist”. That’s one thing that applies not solely to the sport’s aesthetic, but in addition its story and gameplay mechanics, in response to Hashino.

“We initially developed the sport in a extra Western, medieval setting, however rapidly realized it was turning right into a relatively typical fantasy sport,” he mentioned (transcription through Gematsu). “To provide it a extra distinctive twist, we thought concerning the fashionable world, and components that we may carry into this fantasy setting, in order that there’s an underlying feeling of connection between the 2 worlds. Whether or not it’s within the narrative construction, or among the sport’s gimmicks, we tried to include this idea as a key essence and attribute of the sport’s universe.”

Curiously sufficient, gamers will see hints of this comparatively extra up to date aesthetic within the sport’s fantasy world not simply with the characters and the best way they’ve been designed, however even with what they’ll be sporting.

Character designer Shigenori Soejima mentioned, “Even in terms of what a personality is sporting, ‘Fairly than recreating a standard, medieval look, perhaps we may incorporate fashionable components?’ ‘Maybe there are some style traits from the 60s that might really mix effectively into this fantasy world, too?’ ‘And assist give it its distinctive model?’ These had been among the concepts we experimented with.”

In the course of the interview, Hashino additionally mentioned that Atlus intends to place Metaphor: ReFantazio as a serious flagship property alongside Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. In the meantime, extra particulars have additionally been revealed on the sport’s story and setting.

Metaphor: ReFantazio is about to launch someday in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S, PS4, and PC. The sport is at present within the sharpening levels of improvement.

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