Next Fate/Extella Game to be Revealed Later This Month

August 20, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Next Fate Game to be Announced August 30

Good news for fans of the Fate series, as Marvelous is currently teasing a new entry online. It appears to be a follow-up to the Fate/Extella sub-series, which are action spin-offs. The series began in 2004 with the release of Fate/stay night, a visual novel. Since then, the series has been adapted to everything ranging from other games to anime.

The teaser website can be found at fate-extella-link.jp, and currently offers up little in terms of information. All it says is that new information on the next Fate/Extella title will be announced on August 30. That’s in just over a week, so fans won’t have to wait all that long for the next game in Marvelous’ action series.

The most recent release in the series is Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star. PlayStation LifeStyle’s Blake Grundman reviewed the PS4 version of the game, and had the following to say about the action title:

Though matches feature plenty of exciting moments, there are far more moments spent combo-ing poor cannon fodder to hell and back. Hack, hack, slash, slash, hack…you get the drift. Every encounter boils down to switching back and forth between a heavy and standard attack, while mixing in a screen-clearing super move from time-to-time. This is where the game’s outstanding animations take center stage. Even when performing a chain for the eightieth time in a row, there is still something about the finely polished presentation that keeps things fresh and entertaining.

I am fully willing to admit that I approached Fate/Extella: The Umbral Starwith lower expectations than I probably should have. With limited knowledge of the franchise, it was hard to predict what the game had in store. This is why it was such a pleasant surprise when it turned out to be an extremely competent brawler, with a shockingly expansive, albeit slightly disjointed, core campaign. Despite its narrative shortcomings, the moment-to-moment combat is fast paced, visually arresting and extremely entertaining. If you are looking for a fun mindless jaunt to kick off the New Year, look no further.

The next Fate/Extella game will be announced on August 30.

[Source: Gematsu]