XSEED Games was recently excited to announce that the highly-anticipated action title set within the beloved Fate universe, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, will arrive on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America on January 17, 2017. There will be a limited run of the exclusive Noble Phantasm Edition bundle, which contains a 7.5″ by 6.3″ hardcover art book with over 100 pages of high-quality artwork and backstory from the game, a pack of sixteen collectible 3″ by 5″ cards depicting each of the Servants within the game, as well as a 24″ by 17″ cloth poster housed within a custom collectible box.
The digital version for PlayStation 4 is currently available for pre-order from the PlayStation Store, with pre-orders instantly unlocking both an exclusive theme nd the exclusive “Shackled Bride Outfit” DLC for Nero upon launch. Those desiring the PlayStation Vita version may be disappointed to learn that this promotion is not available for the handheld version. That said, for the first two weeks upon launch, the PlayStation Store will feature a special bundle that contains the game, an exclusive Vita theme, and the exclusive “Cold-Blooded Warden” DLC outfit for Gilgamesh.
A new trailer that previews the Servants taking part was also released, as well as a product website in which you can view more information about the game as well as a variety of character trailers.
The title features a diverse cast of Servants, or ancient warriors of legend and imagination who are always at their Masters’ orders, that have survived the Holy Grail War which took place on the Moon. Now, in a future watched over by the all-powerful lunar super computer, Moon Cell Automaton, these champions battle for dominance over the digital realm known as SE.RA.PH. The story takes place after the events described within Fate/EXTRA, depicting the world after that previous Holy Grail War.
As you play, you will experience Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star’s story from the independent perspectives of the three heroine Servants as you face off against foes from a variety of Fate productions. This will include characters from Fate/EXTRA, Fate/stay night, Fate/Zero, Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order.
The title also features a new form change battle mechanic known as Moon Crux to match its series-first gameplay style. This transforms the player-controlled Servants, granting them considerable powers that allow them to devastate their foes and take formidable challenges head-on. It will contain original Japanese voices and English text.
What are your thoughts on the title thus far? Are you eager for the release?