The Emperor’s New Clothes
If you’re unfamiliar with the Fate/ franchise, you’ll certainly be forgiven; this long-running series from doujin developers Type-Moon started with a 2004 erotic visual novel (Fate/stay night), and has flown largely under the mainstream radar since, while steadily expanding into a massive media collection of RPGs,...
Dynasty, Samurai, Orochi, spin-offs and more, all ranked by you
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Splatoon 2! Cave Story+! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!
The European Nintendo Download is now live, and this week brings quite a few varied options. We have three retail choices on the Switch, along with two download-only options; there are budget options on the New 3DS and Wii U too. Along with the usual discounts there are...
Splatoon 2! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings some interesting options on the Switch, in particular, with two diverse retail options and some download-only offerings. Let's get to it, shall we? Nintendo Switch Retail Download:...
Includes extra content and "exclusive new Unshackled Bride outfit"
Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is a game that could easily pass many of us by, but it's not a title to overlook entirely. For fans of Japanese games it should be on the radar, and we rather enjoyed our time hacking and slashing through the demo at E3. Previously confirmed for...
The Fate/ series spans an impressive range of genres; beginning with an erotic visual novel (!) in 2004, it’s carried its unique narrative brand — focusing on events called Holy Grail Wars — through dungeon crawlers, JRPGs, fighting games, and more. The latest, ambitiously named game in the series — Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral...
Thank goodness for region-free gaming
The fact that the Switch is region-free is good news for JRPG fans, it would seem. We already know that the Japanese version of Disgaea 5 Complete is fully playable in English, and now the Amazon Japan page for Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star has confirmed an English language option for that game, too: Supports...
Experience lightning-fast battlefield action across an epic story!
In the digital realm of SE.RA.PH, the Holy Grail War is over, but the land's new ruler faces challenges and threats from all sides. The servants now find themselves drawing up tense and unlikely alliances, preparing for a conflict that may tear SE.RA.PH apart...or destroy it entirely.
- A Variety of Fate Universes Collide
- The famous Fate EXTRA series strikes a path to a new stage with Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star. Not just Fate/EXTRA Servants, but characters from Fate/stay night, Fate/Apocrypha, Fate/Grand Order, Fate Zero and other Fate series will make appearances. You can enjoy the game in Japanese audio with English subtitles. Chinese, Korean, and Japanese text is also available.
- A Brand-New Story from the Series' Author, Kinoko Nasu
- As the original creator of Fate/stay night and the scenario writer of Fate/EXTRA, Kinoko Nasu has created a completely new scenario for Fate/EXTELLA. The universe and characters of Fate will evolve.
- A Large Story Told from Different Perspectives
- In Fate/EXTELLA, the story will be told from the independent perspectives of three heroine Servants. Various side stories are also included, creating a structure that will shed light on the main story.
- A New Way to Battle
- As a unique action game in the Fate series, the player will be able to control a Servant and perform various moves. On top of that, a powerful "Form Change" ability has been added to transform your Servant. Engage in intense battles, on the ground or in mid-air, to annihilate the enemy forces.