During the Xbox games Showcase, Project Re Fantasy was fully revealed as Metaphor: ReFantazio. It will release in 2024, on the currently announced platforms of Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC.
From the creators of Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 within the newest internal Atlus studio called Studio Zero, the director is Katsura Hashino, the character designer is Shiegnori Soejima, and the composer is Shoji Meguro.
Below is the game’s official description:
Metaphor: ReFantazio (2024 Expected Release): From the creative minds of the Persona series – Metaphor: ReFantazio marks ATLUS’ first ever, full-scale fantasy RPG, brought to you by director Katsura Hashino, character designer Shigenori Soejima, and composer Shoji Meguro.
Write your destiny and rise above fear as you step into a fantasy world unlike anything you’ve seen before. Fraught with unsettling mystery, the kingdom stands on a precipice. Now, you must embark on a journey, overcoming obstacles and forging bonds with friends.
The former Persona Stalker Club talk show will be revived for a special episode to celebrate the announcement of Metaphor, the stream will broadcast on June 20, 2023 at 22:00 JST (6:00 AM PDT / 9:00 AM EDT / Other Time Zones).
It will feature Mafia Kajita and Tomomi Isomura, along with manga writer Sayawaka.
A short message from director Katsura Hashino has been released, with a transcript below:
Greetings, RPG fans from all around the world. I’m Hashino. Metaphor is a fantasy RPG being developed by the core development members of Persona 5. This is ATLUS’s first attempt at a large-scale fantasy game. Thus, instead of following the classic approach, we’re depicting a fantasy world from our own perspective. Releasing in 2024, please wait just a little longer for this new journey to begin.