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Metaphor: ReFantazio Releasing October 11th; Preorders Now Open

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In a 25-minute showcase for Metaphor: ReFantazio, developer Studio Zero and publisher ATLUS have finally locked in an October 11th worldwide release date for their new high-fantasy RPG title. Director Katsura Hashino revealed several unique gameplay elements and a gorgeous Collector’s Edition in this latest broadcast. Watch the presentation and read all the details below!

“ATLUS Exclusive” Showcase

The King’s Trial Trailer

Hashino covered world exploration, the old castle town Martira, a bounty system, dungeons and turn-based combat, the gauntlet runner, and archetypes and party customization. The showcase also featured bits of the Shoji Meguro-composed soundtrack.

Metaphor: ReFantazio Overview

Embrace yourself for the next evolution of fantasy JRPG coming October 11, 2024, Metaphor: ReFantazio! Enter the royal tournament to fight for the throne and for the future. Control your destiny, face your fears and awaken magical “Archetype” powers that lie dormant in your heart. Team up with a compelling cast of characters and embark on an immersive journey that promises hours of captivating exploration, dynamic combat, and exhilarating discovery.

  • Created by the masterminds behind Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5, Director Katsura Hashino, Character Designer Shigenori Soejima, and Composer Shoji Meguro, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide.
  • A mysterious and exciting story unfolds in a world where people must fight their own anxiety. Join the high-stakes Royal Tournament that promises hours of captivating exploration and discovery.
  • An exhilarating turn-based combat system with a blend of real-time action. Party customization through Archetype powers provides the freedom to personalize your adventure.
  • Ride your gauntlet runner to faraway dungeons and towns across an expansive world. Discover beautiful landscapes accompanied by captivating music, immersive UI, and anime cutscenes.

Pre-order Details

Physical pre-orders are now live at selected retailers (AmazonGameStopVGP). Fans can choose from a $69.99 USD Standard Edition and a $149.99 Collector’s Edition. ATLUS will announce digital offerings at a later date.

Standard Edition ($69.99 USD)

Metaphor: ReFantazio Standard Edition
  • Physical Base Game (PS5/XBX X|S)
  • Pre-order Bonus
    • Archetype EXP Item Set
    • Journey Chest Set

Collector’s Edition ($149.99 USD)

Metaphor: ReFantazio Collectors Edition
  • Physical Base Game (PS5/XBX X|S)
  • Steelbook®
  • Soundtrack
  • Artbook
  • Homo Tenta Metallic Pins
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Kingdom of Euchronia Cloth Map
  • Costume & Battle BGM Set DLC Voucher
    • Shujin Academy School Uniform (7), Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • Yasogami High School Uniform, Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • Gekkoukan High School Uniform, Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • Seven Sisters High School Uniform, Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • St. Hermelin High School Uniform, Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • Jouin High School Uniform, Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • Samurai Garb, Battle BGM & Battle Jingle Set
    • Etrian Odyssey Series Classes Costume & Battle BGM Set
  • Atlus 35th Anniversary Digital History Book + Soundtrack
  • Pre-order Bonus Vouchers
    • Archetype EXP Chest Set
    • 10x Hero’s Incenses (Increases Archetype Experiences by 100)
    • 5x Hero’s Fruits (Increases Archetype Experiences by 500)
    • Adventurer’s Journey Pack
    • 30,000 Reeve (In-game currency)
    • 5x Expensive Medicines (Restores 200 HP to one ally)
    • 5x Revival Medicines (Revives an ally)
    • 3x Magical Breads (Gradually recover MP while in dungeon)
    • 2x Stale Blackbreads (Deals heavy Almighty damage to one enemy)


Metaphor: ReFantazio will be available on October 11th for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam.

Stay tuned to RPGFan for updates as they come!

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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