Akiba’s Beat, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Confirmed for Winter Release in North America

June 7, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Detailing their E3 2016 lineup today, XSEED Games announced that Akiba’s Beat and Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star are coming to North America this winter.

First up, XSEED said Akiba’s Beat is set for a winter 2016 launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita through retail and digital. More details will be revealed next week at E3 2016.

Next, they detailed Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, which is coming to PS4 and PS Vita this winter (they didn’t specify the year) through retail and digital with Japanese voices only:

Expanding upon the extensive and much-beloved Fate universe with a standalone story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, developed by Marvelous Inc., transpires on the new world of Extella through 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 ruled by the all-powerful lunar super computer Moon Cell Automaton, these champions now duke it out 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 from the independent perspectives of the three heroine Servants and face off against foes from a variety of Fate productions, including characters from Fate/stay night, Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order, in fast-paced action. A new form change battle mechanic 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.

XSEED’s other PlayStation games coming to E3 include The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, and Exile’s End.

[Source: XSEED Games (1), (2)]