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Metaphor: ReFantazio Gameplay Loop Revealed on PSN

Atlus has updated the PSN Store description for Metaphor: ReFantazio, giving an idea of the gameplay loop. This information is from the PlayStation Stores from regions like Japan and Hong Kong. [Thanks, Persona Central!]

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Here is the full description from PSN, in regards to what Metaphor: ReFantazio will play like:

From the creative minds behind Persona 3, 4, and 5 comes Metaphor: ReFantazio, a unique fantasy world, where your protagonist will journey alongside his fairy companion, Gallica, to lift the curse from the kingdom’s lost prince. Control your destiny, face your fears, and awaken magical “Archetype” powers that lie dormant in your heart. By awakening to an “Archetype,” you will unlock the power to channel and combine the abilities of unique job classes. Strengthen your bonds and build your party tot ake down powerful foes and discover the kingdom’s true nature.

Key Features:

  • Go on quests, dungeon dive, & hunt for treasures by day. Strengthen relationships, build bonds, & increase virtues by night. Choose your actions wisely, time management is key to achieving your goal.
  • Rie your “gauntlet runner” to faraway dungeons & towns across an expansive word. Discover beautiful landscapes accompanied by captivating music, immersive UI, & anime cutscenes.
  • A unique battle system combining turn based & real time action grants strategy & exhilaration at every turn. Party customization through “Archetypes” provides freedom to personalize your adventure.
  • A mysterious & 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.

We can see from the description that it will play in a similar way to the Persona games. There will be a day-time mechanic, as well as something like the Social Links and Social Stats. We also know that the game has a Cero C rating in Japan due to its depictions of crime and violence. This means that it’s suitable for players who are 15 and older.

Metaphor: ReFantazio will come out in Fall 2024 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC.


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