Previously expected this winter, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is now releasing in early 2017 in North America for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, pubisher XSEED Games has revealed. Available through physical and digital retailers, Fate/Extella’s standard edition is priced at $49.99 USD for PS4 and $39.99 USD for PS Vita.
There’s also a limited Noble Phantasm Edition for $69.99 (PS4) and $59.99 (PS Vita). In this bundle, you’ll find a 7.5″ x 6.3″ hardcover art book with over 100 pages of artwork from the game, a pack of sixteen collectible cards (3″ x 5″) depicting each of the game’s Servants, and a 24″ x 17″ cloth poster.
In the newly localized trailer (above), you’ll get to see the gameplay and playable Servants of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star.
Here’s what you need to know about Fate/Extella:
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 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 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 will likely also see a delay in Europe from its winter launch window, but nothing’s confirmed yet. As Marvelous said on Twitter today, “Regarding EU release of Fate/EXTELLA, we’ll have some exciting news soon regarding our CE, release and more!”
You can read our preview of Fate/Extella over here.