Fate/Extella (フェイト/エクステラ, Feito/Ekusutera?, localized as Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star) is a video game by Marvelous for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC and Nintendo Switch. It takes place in the Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC world. It was released in Japan on November 10, 2016 and in North America on January 17, 2017. The game was later re-released on Nintendo Switch on July 20, 2017 in Japan and in North America on July 25, 2017.
« The story of the mind between human beings is over; this is a tale between humanity and the world, in a new sea carved into the Moon. »
Fate/Extella takes place after the Moon Holy Grail War, but in a slightly different continuity from the events shown in Fate/Extra. Details of the events preceding Fate/Extella are presented in EXTELLA/zero, a text shared by Nasu on his blog.
Nero Claudius has become the ruler of SE.RA.PH with possession of the Regalia, the Moon Cell's control device. However, it appears that the Regalia has been divided into multiple pieces, and Nero's Master Hakuno Kishinami has also been split into a Mind, Soul, and Body. Each part of Hakuno and each piece of the Regalia falls into the hands of a different Servant. Meanwhile, the Moon Cell and Earth are threatened by the impending arrival of the Umbral Star Velber.
The plot is divided into several arcs, representing different but linked timelines. In each of this, the player takes control of a different Hakuno, who must work with their Servant to overcome competing parties, the menace of Velber and the machinations of Archimedes.
The game is an action game where the player takes control of a total of 16 Servants.
Tamamo no Mae's PartyEdit
Fate/Extella is a combination visual novel and musou game. In the combat stages, the player controls a Servant to fight hordes of enemy programs and gain control of the map for their respective faction by capturing Sectors. Capturing a Sector (or defending it from an attack) is done by defeating the Aggressor elite programs that appear once enough enemy programs are defeated in said Sector. The enemy can also spawn Plants which spawn Aggressors locally and can launch attacks on player-held Sectors. Enemy Servants may also attack Sectors.
The faction that captures enough Sectors completes their Regime Matrix. Once the player completes their Regime Matrix they need to defeat the boss Servant to win the game, while an enemy Regime Matrix completion results in defeat.
Between main story levels, Hakuno can speak with their Servant to view more of the story (or simply receive fanservice) and possibly increase their bond level by selecting the right dialog options.
Combat involves using a combination of light and heavy attacks in various combos, with each Servant sporting their own unique move set to unleash devastation on enemy forces. Additionally, the player can pick up restorative items on the map, and use several special abilities at appropriate times in combat to deal with enemies:
- Extella Maneuver: A common special attack that can clear groups of enemies and further damage a selected target. Uses charges that are accumulated by attacking enemies.
- Moon Drive: Greatly enhances the Servant's attack and defense for a brief period. Nero and Tamamo have an enhanced version called a Moon Crux which also gives them different movesets and changes their appearance. Can be used after filling a gauge by defeating enemies.
- Noble Phantasm: The Servant's ultimate attack, easily clearing Sectors of normal enemies and greatly damaging enemy Servants. Usable after collecting three Phantasm Circuits on the map.
- Code Casts: Spells used by Hakuno with healing, buff or attack effects. Limited uses per battle.
- Command Spells: In each battle, Hakuno can use a single Command Spell to revive a fallen Servant, or all three at once to fully restore and buff their Servant.
Before going into battle, Servants can equip a variety of Install Skills granting stat buffs including increased attack or defense, elemental resistances, item drop rates, and so forth. Linking skills of the same color together (offensive red, defensive blue or supportive yellow) will enhance their effects.
Servants can increase their maximum number of Install Skills by raising their bond level with Hakuno, which is achieved when the player selects the correct dialog options in conversations with main Servants (Nero, Tamamo and Altera) or by completing selected side missions during stages. Side missions are randomly generated challenges such as "drink 4 bottles of sake" or "use 8 Extella Maneuvers while above 70% HP"; the side missions of up to five eligible Servants may be selected before entering a stage.
Hakuno can equip different Mystic Codes to change their available Code Casts. New Codes are unlocked as the player progresses through the game, and can be crafted using QP (in-game currency) and upgrade parts. Unwanted Mystic Codes and Install Skills can be disassembled to earn some additional QP.
The title was first announced through the website Project Cosmos with a countdown timer and a tagline of "A new fate begins to stir." The source code of the website contained Hakuno Kishinami's Command Spell.
XSEED Games announced on 7 June 2016 that they will localize the game in North America as Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star in Winter 2016. A subsequent announcement added a Noble Phantasm Edition LE, while pushing the launch window back to 2017.
A limited number of themed PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita models will be made available from the Sony Store in Japan.
Nintendo announced on 4 April 2017 that the game will be re-released on Nintendo Switch on 20 July 2017 in Japan and 25 July 2017 in North America. In this version, the game is bundled with all DLC costumes for all characters for free, including Nero's Unshackled Bride outfit (the revealing version of Saber Bride outfit) exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Unlike Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita version, Nintendo Switch version of the game allows players to choose four languages--Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese and Korean. The Japanese trailer of the game announced the Limited Box Edition which includes Nero Pouch and the game itself.
Game Trailers Edit
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- ↑ Famitsu.com announcement article, via Gematsu
- ↑ Extella/Zero on the Bamboo Broom Diary
- ↑ Gematsu: Akiba’s Beat, Fate/Extella, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns coming to North America
- ↑ Gematsu: Fate/Extella delayed to early 2017 in North America, Noble Phantasm Edition announced
- ↑ Gematsu: Fate/Extella PS4 and PS Vita models announced for Japan