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.