Fate/EXTRA CCC (フェイト／エクストラ CCC, Feito/Ekusutora CCC?, stylized as Fate/EXTRA CCC) is a Role Playing Game for PlayStation Portable and a sequel and companion game to Fate/EXTRA. As with its predecessor, the game was developed by Image Epoch in collaboration with TYPE-MOON. The scenario was written by Kinoko Nasu, with Takashi Takeuchi as the character designer and Arco Wada as the illustrator.
It was released in Japan on March 28, 2013. As of July 2021, no official translation have been released, and community efforts have long been ongoing to provide an English version.
The protagonist, Hakuno has to look for a way to escape from the world, together with his/her Servant.
The story is told in different chapters from Caster's point of view with the chapter's title accompanied by description and picture related to the boss of the chapter:
- Chapter 1 - Subornation Garden - Backyard of Eden
- Chapter 2 - Cage of Calculation and Government - Girl's Side Laboratory
- Chapter 3 - The Lip of Love and Hate - Alter Ego / M
"A story of a girl"
"When hearing love, a girl becomes a demon."
"A lip full of love whipers"
"Everything about you, please give them to me."
- Chapter 4 - Anesthetic Castle of Obstruction - Sick, Home Sink
- Interlude - BAD END.
- Chapter 5 - The Pure-Bred's Consanguinity - Iron Maiden Princess
- Chapter 6 - Critical Pleasure - Alter Ego / S
"A story of a girl"
"When protecting love, a girl becomes a goddess"
"The eyes drowning in love recites"
"All of me, for you"
- Final Chapter - The Depths of the Maiden - I Love You
"Time for the final story"
"When the ephemeral reality breaks apart, it's time to face the outcome of love."
- Final Chapter - The Depths of the Holy Maiden - Anima Ataraxia
"Well then, it's time for that woman's story."
"Trespassing the wicked reality, the end of the hideous love."
The game is set on the Far Side of the Moon Cell, where BB used her abilities to create the Sakura Labyrinth. She brought over various Masters and Servants from the Moon Cell Holy Grail War on the Near Side, some taken instantly before their deletion and others brought during the sixth week. The story is more similar to a Sakura route like the Rin and Rani routes of Extra. It has been described as a kind of "Heaven's Feel" route for the setting and similar to Fate/hollow ataraxia in nature.
Many of the supporting characters from Fate/EXTRA return.
- Hakuno Kishinami (Default Name)
- The Protagonist, who can be male or female, from the first game return as the main character. Hakuno is one of the few masters to retain their servant.
- Sakura Matou
- Voiced by Noriko Shitaya
- Originally a trivial NPC character in Fate/EXTRA, will have a tremendously larger role in the new game.
- Rin Tohsaka
- Voiced by Ueda Kana
- Initially the first master of Lancer, later she is abandoned by Lancer and joins the council. She is a skilled magician.
- Rani VIII
- Voiced by Sanada Asami
- Shinji Matou
- Voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi
- A skilled hacker and initially a friend of Hakuno. He is one of the many masters to lose their servants.
- Leonardo B. Harwey
- Master of Saber and the president of the student council.
- Julius B. Harway
- Voiced by Hatano Wataru
- The older brother of Leo. Like many masters, he lost his servant.
- Monji Gatou
- Voiced by Kentarō Itō
- Jinako Carigiri
- Voiced by Aoi Yūki
- Master of Lancer.
- Kiara Sessyoin
- Voice by Rie Tanaka
- Master of Caster.
- Saber (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)
- One of four Servants available to the protagonist. Saber wears her alternate costume "Saber Bride".
- Archer (Nameless Hero)
- One of four Servants available to the protagonist.
- Caster (Tamamo-no-Mae)
- One of four Servants available to the protagonist.
- Saber (Gawain)
- The servant of Leonardo B. Harwey.
- Caster (Hans Christian Andersen)
- The servant of Kiara Sessyoin and narrator of the opening chapters.
- Lancer (Cú Chulainn)
- Lancer appears as an optional boss and the servant to Kirei Kotomine.
- Archer (EMIYA)
- The version of Archer from Fate/stay night appears as an optional boss.
- Issei Ryuudou
- He only appears in the prologue.
- Kirei Kotomine
- Kirei is the commissary keeper; he later appears as an optional boss and the master of Lancer.
- Taiga Fujimura
- Like Fate/EXTRA, she sends the player on multiple quests into the Arena in exchange for aesthetic items for their private rooms.
- Twice H. Pieceman
- Optional Boss
- Rin Tohsaka
- Rin from Fate/stay night appears as an optional boss alongside her Servant.
Fate/EXTRA CCC has the same game mechanics as Fate/EXTRA with additional changes. The combat UI (user interface) has changed appearance and location. Players can now escape battles and dungeon floor level. Each servant has more combat animations and has had their Noble Phantasm animation changed. One of the noticeable changes is there are more voice recordings in cutscenes.
Whereas each servant was tied to a difficulty in Fate/EXTRA, these two concepts are separate in CCC. When first launching the game, the player chooses one of three difficulties, then a servant with a fighting style: Saber is “standard”, Archer is “technical”, Caster is “maniac” and Gilgamesh is “cheat”.
Both genders of the Protagonist and the Servants will each have an alternate costume. There will be additional costumes for the Servants, and a save game from Fate/EXTRA will give the player character an alternate school gym outfit.
All of the Characters have a Secret Garden and Punish Start session (if you collect enough information on the SG). It shows the fetishes, likes, dislikes, etc. The Secret Gardens may be Male pictures (if you choose the female protagonist, except for your Servants and bosses) or Female Pictures (if you choose the male protagonist, except for your Servants and bosses).
Besides bad ends caused by game overs, the game has three possible endings: the CCC ending (commonly known as “True ending”, from the Fate/stay night routes system), Servant ending and normal ending. The CCC ending is unlocked by doing specific actions and selecting specific dialogue choices throughout the game. The Servant ending is unlocked by earning the three Secret Gardens for the starting servant (with the exception of Archer if the protagonist is male, who only needs two Secret Gardens since the third is locked for this specific configuration).
Fate/EXTRA CCC is a companion game of Fate/EXTRA, serving as the "Heaven's Feel" route, that was announced in September 2011 for release in the winter of 2012. The official release date was pushed back a second time with its release date set at 21 February 21st, 2013. The second trailer states that the game's release date once again delayed to 28 March 2013. Unlike the prequel, Type-Moon promised the gamers that Fate/EXTRA CCC will have more voice acting.
It is confirmed to have the TYPE-MOON Virgin White Box as the Limited Edition of the game, which contains a Saber Bride figma, an artbook titled Fate/EXTRA CCC Visual Works, a sticker set of the chibi-sized four playable Servants, and a Saber Character CD with Sakura Tange, her voice actor, performed her three character songs. For those who pre-order the game will be rewarded Virgin Bride. Virgin Bride is a similar item with Fate/the Fact, only this time the contents are hinted to be a serial of movies, hinted as each characters' episodes.
It was planned around the time Fate/EXTRA went on sale, but put on hold until they knew if people wanted a sequel. Aside from the staff requesting Jinako Carigiri, Kinoko Nasu had far more free range with the story than with Extra, so he was able to write as he pleased. He feels the tone of the story is more seinen compared to Fate/stay night's shonen feel. The reason for the delay is that the prototype version felt much like a rehash of the first game, so they decided to redo the environments from scratch after getting a two-month extension from the company. Nasu decided to expand the scenario, but it required another extension after he realized he couldn't make it in the two months. He believes that it will likely be his finale for writing the Fate series, not including other guest writers.
- Kinoko Nasu as scenario writer.
- Arco Wada as character designer and artist.
- huke as weapon designer.
- Takashi Takeuchi as character design supervisor.
- SHAFT as the animation opening sequence producer.
In the first trailer, Kanon Wakeshima performed the official theme song of the game titled "Sakura Meikyuu" (サクラメイキュウ, Blossom Maze?)，which was recorded in FoulPlay ni Kurari/ SAKURAMEIKYU and Fate/EXTRA CCC Original Soundtrack.
The original soundtrack of the game was first released at Anime Contents Expo 2013 on March 30, 2013, and it was publicly released April 5, 2013. The limited edition of the soundtrack contains three discs and a Blu-ray disc, and includes the special BOX style and Special booklet, "CCC EXTRA Garden."
Characters Short Movie
- Main article: Fate/EXTRA CCC (manga)
The game received two Manga adaptations. Fate/EXTRA CCC is an ongoing manga series, illustrated by Robi~na, the same comic artist for the Fate/EXTRA manga series, and published by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga started serialization on June 10, 2015 in the Comptiq magazine and only six volumes are out at the moment. The first volume was released on April 26, 2016, the second on November 26, 2016, the third on February 10, 2018, the fourth on February 9, 2019, the fifth on February 22, 2020, and the sixth on February 10, 2021.
Fate/EXTRA CCC Fox Tail
- Main article: Fate/EXTRA CCC Fox Tail
- Gilgamesh Is A Servant In Fate/EXTRA CCC
- Fate/EXTRA CCC Has New Animated Movie From Madoka Magica Studio
TYPE-MOON Ace 8 Fate/EXTRA CCC Nasu and Takeuchi interviews - Pages 11-12, 39-43
At first I'd aimed for CCC to be something that can be enjoyed on its own, even more so with Extra. And that Extra can be enjoyed even more with CCC, like Fate/hollow ataraxia to Fate/stay night.
But as I wrote the scenario, I became aware of a desire to state the "answer" of the Fate series, which has been continuing for almost ten years now.
After ten years, I finally realized that "this is what I wanted to say with the Fate series." If I'm able to complete this, then there'll no longer be anything left for me to say.
- Official site
- Famitsu page
- Medical Play and Saber with subtitles
- Can You Chat with the King of Heroes? translation and video archive
- Can You Chat with the King of Heroes? alternate translation