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Metaphor: ReFantazio, a new RPG from the Persona team, is getting an October release date

Metaphor: ReFantazio, a new RPG from the Persona team, is getting an October release date

Metaphor: ReFantazio, the new RPG created by the team behind Persona 5 among other RPGs, has an official release date. In a special presentation broadcast on Monday, Atlus revealed that Metaphor will be released on October 11, putting it right around the holidays.

The release date was revealed amid a 25-minute presentation hosted by director Katsura Hashino, which showed off gameplay, music, and other elements. It provided a glimpse of what Persona fans can expect from Hashino's latest project, which bears some resemblance to Persona 5 but is quite different in other aspects.

Unlike Persona, which seeks to capture the feeling of being in a Japanese high school, Metaphor is a high-concept fantasy adventure. It retains many elements of the Persona series, including turn-based combat and time passage, but reimagines them. For example, instead of the school year progressing day by day, the metaphor is more of an imaginary road trip.

It's a bit hard to describe, but the trailer above should give you an idea of ​​what to expect. One way or another, expect Metaphor to contain the same memorable art and music that made the Persona games so popular.

Hashino has been working on Metaphor since at least 2017, when he left P-Studio to found Studio Zero with the aim of working on a new IP. He is joined by composer Shoji Meguro and artist Shigenori Soejima among others, all of whom had a hand in shaping the Persona series. Metaphor debuted at the Xbox Game Showcase in 2023, with Atlus steadily revealing more details in the months since.

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Metaphor: ReFantazio will be available on Xbox Series Meanwhile, Xbox will be holding an ID@Xbox showcase next week, which will be shown exclusively here on IGN.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the metaphor as an Xbox exclusive. IGN regrets this error.

Kat Bailey is IGN's news director and co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Do you have any advice? Send her a direct message at @the_katbot.