XSEED Games Confirms Launch Day for Fate/Extella

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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star | Nero Screenshot 1 | fate extella

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will be published by XSEED Games, and they have confirmed the game will release on January 17, 2017 on the PlayStation 4 and the Vita. They have also re-announced the Noble Phantasm Edition, which we already covered over here. They have also divulged the following:

Furthermore, the digital PS4™ system version is now available for pre-order from PlayStation®Store. Pre-orders will instantly unlock an exclusive PS4™ theme, as well as the exclusive “Shackled Bride Outfit” DLC for Nero upon launch of the game. The digital “PS Vita” system game will not have a pre-order campaign, but for the first two weeks upon launch, PS Store will feature a special bundle, which will include the coreFate/EXTELLA “PS Vita” game, an exclusive “PS Vita” theme, and the exclusive “Cold-Blooded Warden” DLC outfit for Gilgamesh.

To prime fans for the upcoming launch, a new trailer previewing the many Servants taking part in the title was released today, and the product website has been made live at www.fateextella.com.

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and expanding upon the extensive Fate universe with a story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star features a diverse cast of “Servants” – ancient warriors of legend and imagination, always at their Masters’ orders – who survived the Holy Grail War that took place on the Moon. In a future watched over by the all-powerful lunar super computer Moon Cell Automaton, these champions now battle for dominance over this digital realm, known as “SE.RA.PH.” This story takes place after the events described in Fate/EXTRA, and depicts the world after that previous Holy Grail War.

Players will experience the story of Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star from the independent perspectives of the three heroine Servants and face off against foes from a variety of Fate productions, including characters from Fate/EXTRA, Fate/stay night, Fate/Zero, Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order, in fast-paced action. A new form change battle mechanic called Moon Crux debuts in this entry to match its series-first gameplay style, transforming the player-controlled Servants and granting them considerable powers that allow them to devastate enemies and take formidable challenges head-on. The game will contain the original Japanese voices with English text.

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games. The limited Noble Phantasm Edition has a suggested retail price of $69.99 for the PS4™ system and $59.99 for the “PS Vita” system, while the standard retail and digital editions of the game will be available for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

So with Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star about a month away, do you have high hopes for the game’s success? Have a favorite Servant you wish was in the game? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

About Jonathan Falu

I am currently a college student at Temple University as a MSP major in Emergent Media, and wish to one day be a paid video game critic. I currently do video reviews on the channel The Smartest Moron on Youtube over here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSmartestMoronReviews