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Metaphor: ReFantazio Delves into Story in Anime Expo Showcase

The cursed prince in Metaphor: ReFantazio.

ATLUS’ next epic, Metaphor: ReFantazio, is seeing release in a few months. However, the company stoked the flames of anticipation with a panel at Anime Expo showcasing the game’s fantasy story. Game Director Katsura Hashina and Character Designer Shigenori Soejima revealed the perils players are in for when the game launches on October 11th.

The assassination of a king and saving the life of a cursed prince await players in this story showcase. Be warned that the trailer covers content from the beginning of the game if you’d rather skip it. For everyone else, check out the video below!

But if you would rather check out a new trailer without the deep dive, we have you covered too:

Another showcase is planned, this time focusing on your adversaries in the fight for the throne, as well as your supporters. ATLUS also plans to release mini world-building videos hosted by the keeper of Akademia.

Metaphor: ReFantazio is available to pre-order both physically and digitally. Doing so nets you the following bonuses:

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 300 Almighty damage to one enemy)

A Digital Deluxe Edition is available that includes the following:

  • Digital artbook
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Costume & Battle BGM set DLC
  • Atlus 35th Anniversary All-Time Best Digital Soundtrack
  • Atlus 35th Anniversary Digital History Book
  • Both previously mentioned pre-order bonuses

However, if you are a physical collector, worry not! The physical Collector’s Edition includes the following:

  • Artbook
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Homo Tenta Metallic Pins
  • CD Soundtrack
  • Kingdom of Euchronia Cloth Map
  • Steelbook
  • Costume & Battle Set DLC
  • Atlus 35th Digital History Book
  • Atlus 35 Digital All-Time Best Soundtrack
  • Both previously mentioned pre-order bonuses

Metaphor: ReFantazio Gallery

Metaphor: ReFantazio launches on October 11th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Windows and Steam. Stay tuned to RPGFan as Atlus showers us with more details!

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Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper is a news writer for RPGFan. He has an unhealthy obsession with the Xeno franchise, especially Xenosaga. He runs a podcast about the series in his free time and sometimes works on fan projects. Tyler would die happy if Xenosaga Episode IV was announced. Besides Xeno, Tyler enjoys watching anime, his favorite being Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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