|XSEED Games Sets Sights on Nintendo Switch Version for Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star|
XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, today announced that Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, the high-octane action title set within the much-beloved Fate universe, will launch for Nintendo Switch in North America on July 25, 2017, as revealed during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Marvelous Europe has also announced that they will be bringing the title to Europe and Australia on July 21, 2017.
Following a successful launch on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, the Nintendo Switch version comes loaded with 35 previously-released paid DLC costumes, along with an exclusive new Unshackled Bride outfit. Featuring playable characters from multiple Fate productions across three distinct narrative perspectives, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star delivers the series’ most legendary showdown yet.
About Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and expanding upon the extensive Fate universe with an original story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star features a diverse cast of 16 playable “Servants” – ancient warriors of legend and imagination, always at the beck and call of their Masters – 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 as it appears following that previous Holy Grail War.
Players will experience the story of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star from the independent perspectives of the three factions wrestling for control over SE.RA.PH. 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 combat. 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 the Nintendo Switch version featuring game text in English, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), and Korean.
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is developed by Marvelous and is published in North America by XSEED Games. In addition to standard retail and digital formats for the Nintendo Switch version, the game is available on the PlayStation 4 and “PSVita” systems in a limited Noble Phantasm Edition bundle, which contains a 7.5” by 6.3” hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality artwork and backstory from the Fate/Extella universe, 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. Further details will be revealed in the coming months.
More information on Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star can be found on the official product website at fateextella.com.
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