One of the most interesting things about the latest Metaphor: ReFantazio trailer is that it seems to show action and turn-based combat. Of course, Atlus is well known for its turn-based mechanics — Persona 5 being a standout example — and so it was largely assumed that Metaphor would follow suit. However, that's not quite the case.
During a new livestream, the developer confirms the upcoming RPG will feature a combat system that incorporates both action and turn-based elements. Taking your time and issuing commands to your party members is still at the core of the experience, but lesser foes can apparently be slain through hacking and slashing. You can also initiate battle with tougher enemies through action, and then dive into the turn-based side of things with an advantage.