Published on December 11th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

New Trailer Reveals for Metaphor: ReFantazio and Persona 3 Reload!

ATLUS has announced in a brand-new trailer that their upcoming fantasy RPG, Metaphor: ReFantazio, will launch in Spring 2024. A brand-new trailer for their upcoming RPG remake, Persona 3 Reload, was also revealed with the game available for pre-order!

Metaphor: ReFantazio

In the trailer, titled, “The Royal Tournament”, ATLUS announced that their highly anticipated fantasy RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio will launch in Spring 2024.

The trailer features new gameplay scenes, an introduction to the story and fantasy setting, and notes from members of the team:

  • Director – Katsura Hashino (Shin Megami Tensei III – Nocturne, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
  • Character Designer – Shigenori Soejima (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
  • Composer – Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei III – Nocturne, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
  • Concept Artist – Koda Kazuma (Notable Work: NieR: Automata)
  • Mechanical Designer – Ikuto Yamashita (Notable Work: Neon Genesis Evangelion)

You can watch the Metaphor: ReFantazio “The Royal Tournament” trailer here!

Additionally, ATLUS will host a special YouTube live broadcast in Japan (Japanese language only) for the game on Monday 11th December at 10:30pm AEDT, which will feature guests from the Japanese VA cast including, Natsuki Hanae as Protagonist, Sumire Morohoshi as Gallica, Kensho Ono as Strohl, and Saori Hayami as Hulkenberg.

And finally, ATLUS have shared new story and character details for Metaphor: ReFantazio.


Our story takes place in The United Kingdom of Euchronia, where the assassination of the king brings chaos and unrest to the land. Then, one fateful day, a magic known only to the king called the Royal Magic is invoked, and the world becomes embroiled in a royal tournament for the throne. In the midst of this, the protagonist, together with his partner, the fairy Galica, must find a way to break the curse that has been placed on the prince that the kingdom believes to be dead. To do so, they depart on a journey across the vast land. They will discover that in order to achieve their goal, they must participate in the tournament for the throne, and this great task shall require them to ally with many friends and followers of the various tribes inhabiting the world.


Together with the fairy, Galica, he embarks on a journey to lift the deadly curse placed on his childhood friend, the prince of Euchronia. He is a boy of the elda tribe, branded as a “tainted” people by the state religion who believe they have inherited dangerous and heretical magic. Being so rare among the populous, they are detested and discriminated against throughout the kingdom.”


Not only a travelling companion, Gallica is the guide who helps the protagonist carry out his mission to save the prince. Although she is too small to participate in battles, her knowledge of magic and ability to sense magla is superior to the protagonist due to her fairy nature. She doesn’t mince words, but she is a reassuring ally on his journey.


He is a young man of the clemar tribe who meets the protagonist in the recruitment centre for the State Army. A smart young man with a strong sense of justice, he hails from a noble family. And yet, it seems his circumstances are complicated, as it is rare for a noble to enlist in the army alongside commoners.


A knight of the roussainte tribe and former member of the royal family’s Kingsguard who served by the prince’s side. Despite her young age, she excelled in the use of various weaponry and was assigned to the personal guard of the prince. But when the prince was attacked, she failed to protect him and set out to wander, carrying the stigma of this failure in her heart.


A former knight of the eugief tribe. He has acute perception compared to most others, due in part to the eugief trait of being sensitive to sound. With an appearance that differs greatly from other tribes, it’s not uncommon for eugiefs to be discriminated against—and it seems Heismay is no exception, his past his own burden to bear.

New Concept Art

Journey through a vast and magnificent fantasy world. Explore the game alongside an intuitive and beautiful UI that elevates the experience. (Get an exciting sneak peek of the look of Metaphor: ReFantazio with new concept art pieces)


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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