I'm hoping for a unique take on the fantasy setting. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy in general which is why the destroyed or stylish cities of SMT always resonated with me more than any of the numerous games set in fantasy worlds did.
I saw a Hashino quote where he said he was reading Lord of the Rings in preparation to get started on this and that....isn't exactly inspiring much confidence in me. The LotR take on fantasy is not anything I feel like I want or need more of. Hopefully Hashino feels the same way but who knows!
It's not just LotR. Here's some of the reading material Studio Zero have been getting into for this project:
He's been getting into a bunch of classics. While he was traveling with the staff earlier this year, he had been playing the GB Color version of Dragon Quest III every day on his GBA. He's stated explicitly that in order to make his own fantasy, he needs to understand and follow in the footsteps of the classics.