Marvelous Europe have announced a launch date for upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita title Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star. Set within the much beloved Fate universe this highly-anticipated action game is set to release in Europe on 20th January 2017. As well as a standard release there will also be a limited production of the European exclusive Moon Crux Edition.
The ‘Moon Crux Edition’ will contain a 7.5” by 6.3” hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of artwork from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, a pack of 16 collectable 3” by 5” cards depicting each Servant, and a 24” by 17” cloth poster. All of these items are housed within a high-quality presentation box, complete with a premium finish.
You can pre-order the Moon Crux Edition at the Marvelous Europe Store (www.marvelousgames.com). You can also pre-order the digital version of Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star for PlayStation 4 now via the PlayStation Store doing so will also gain players an exclusive “Shackled Bride Outfit” DLC for Nero upon launch of the game. The digital PlayStation Vita version, however, will not have a pre-order campaign but during the first two weeks of launch, a Day One Edition will be available via the PlayStation Store which will include the exclusive DLC outfit “Cold-Blooded Warden” for Gilgamesh. The DLC content can be both on both platforms regardless of the version you purchase.
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.