|XSEED Games Confirms Launch Date for Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star|
XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, the highly-anticipated action title set within the much-beloved Fate universe, will release in North America on January 17, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. A limited run of the exclusive Noble Phantasm Edition bundle will contain a 7.5” by 6.3” hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality artwork and backstory from Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, a pack of sixteen collectible 3” by 5” cards depicting each of the game’s Servants, and a 24” by 17” cloth poster, all housed in a custom collectible box.
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 core Fate/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 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.