XSEED GAMES CONFIRMS LAUNCH DATE FOR FATE/EXTELLA: THE UMBRAL STAR
The Epic Battle for Ultimate Power Begins on January 17 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita
XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, the highly-anticipated action title set within the much-beloved Fate universe, will release in North America on January 17, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. A limited run of the exclusive Noble Phantasm Edition bundle will contain a 7.5″ by 6.3″ hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality artwork and backstory from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, 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.
Furthermore, the digital PS4™ system version is now available for pre-order from PlayStation®Store. Pre-orders will instantly unlock an exclusive PS4™ theme, as well as the exclusive “Shackled Bride Outfit” DLC for Nero upon launch of the game. The digital “PS Vita” system game will not have a pre-order campaign, but for the first two weeks upon launch, PS Store will feature a special bundle, which will include the coreFate/EXTELLA “PS Vita” game, an exclusive “PS Vita” theme, and the exclusive “Cold-Blooded Warden” DLC outfit for Gilgamesh.
Developed by Marvelous Inc. and expanding upon the extensive Fate universe with a story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star features 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 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 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 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 English text.