Conceived as "Fate Online Project Reboot", the reboot of the original Fate/Apocrypha project that eventually became a novel series, Grand Order is a turn-based RPG with strong storytelling and “gacha” elements—the 240+ characters usable in combat being drawn from a weighted lottery with in-game currency and microtransactions.
Originally released in Japan in 2015, the game reached China in 2016 and the United States in 2017. The same year, it became the sixth highest-grossing mobile game, and has gathered a large community. The game's story is being adapted in several manga, animated movies and animated series.
Observer on Timeless Temple (Part 1)Edit
The main story of Part 1, later given the title of Fate/Grand Order: Observer on Timeless Temple, consists of seven chapters and seven stages of humanity's history. It is part of a branching world resulting from a timeline split from before Clock Tower 2015 due to the actions of Lev Lainur Flauros. If he should end his life like in Clock Tower 2015, the world continues on normally, but Fate/Grand Order results from him not committing suicide.
The story chronicles the efforts of the Chaldea Security Organization to restore the Common Sense of Man by way of excising the Holy Grails sustaining the chronological Singularities that disrupt the continuity of human history and contribute to the Human Order Incineration Protocol. This is referred to as the Grand Order -- "the greatest of the Holy Grail Wars."
The Singularities visited are situated at:
- A.D. 2004 - The Contaminated City in Flames - Fuyuki - Singularity F
- First Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_C+
- The First Grail: A.D. 1431 - The Wicked Dragon Hundred Years' War - Orleans -- The Holy Maiden Savior
- Second Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_B+
- The Second Grail: A.D. 0060 - The Eternal Madness Empire - Septem -- The Emperor of Roses
- Third Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A
- The Third Grail: A.D. 1573 - The Four Sealed Seas of the End - Okeanos -- 'The Navigator of the Storm
- Fourth Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A-
- The Fourth Grail: A.D. 1888 - The Death World in the City of Demonic Fog - London -- The Knight of Londinium
- Fifth Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A+
- The Fifth Grail: A.D. 1783 -- The Great North American War of the Myths - E Pluribus Unum -- The White Cloth of Steel
- Sixth Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_EX
- The Sixth Grail: A.D. 1273 -- The Sacred Round Table Realm - Camelot -- The Shining Airgetlám
- Seventh Holy Grail: Humanity Foundation Value_A++
- The Seventh Grail: B.C. 2655 -- The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts - Babylonia -- The Chain of Heaven
- A.D. 2016 - The Grand Time Temple - Solomon -- Final Singularity
Epic of Remnant (Part 1.5)Edit
Fate Grand Order: Epic of Remnant (FGO Project 1.5) four episode story set before the start of Part 2.
The character that narrates the Trailer PV of Epic of Remnant gives that the story is to take place following the failure of the Retrogression Canal - Genesis Light-Year (逆行運河・創世光年, Gyakkou-Unga・Sousei-Kounen?) Plan (also the name of the Arc Drive used by Aozaki Aoko in Melty Blood) -- "a bit of detective-work" that serves as a prelude to the 2nd Project. The coming conflict will be premised upon a critical oversight of Chaldea in their efforts to preserve the Common Sense of Man -- "the beloved legacy of the King of Magecraft" (魔術王が残した愛すべき"残り物", Majutsu-Ou ga Nokoshita Aisubeki "Nokori-Mono"?).
The episodes are as follows:
- Episode I: Shinjuku Phantom Incident (新宿幻霊事件, Shinjuku Genrei Jiken?)
- Episode II: The Woman of Agartha (アガルタの女, Agaruta no Onna?)
- Episode III: The Tournament of the Seven Heroic Spirit Blade-Masters (英霊剣豪七番勝負, Eirei Kengou Shichiban Shoubu?)
- Episode IV: Salem of the Heresy (異端なるセイラム, Itan-naru Seiramu?)
|Fate Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Keywords include|
Episode I: Shinjuku Phantom Incident (新宿幻霊事件, Shinjuku Genrei Jiken?)
Cosmos in the Lostbelt (Part 2)Edit
Fate/Grand Order: Cosmos in the Lostbelt is part two of the story.The anime -Moonlight/Lostroom- takes place just before the Prologue.
- Prologue / December 26, 2017
- Prologue / December 31, 2017
- Lostbelt No. 1
- Princess of the Land of Beasts
- AD 1570? Permafrost Empire Anastasia
- Crypter-Kadoc Zemlupus
- Lostbelt No. 2
- Gentleman of the Unfading Flame
- BC 1000 Eternal Ice-Flame Century Gotterdammerung
- Crypter-Ophelia Phamrsolone
- Lostbelt No. 3
- Crimson Beauty Under the Moon
- BC 0210 Land of Unified Knowledge SIN
- Crypter-Hinako Akuta
- Lostbelt No. 4
- The Black Final God
- ?? 11900 Genesis Destruction Cycle Yuga Kshetra
- Crypter-Scandinavia Peperoncino
- Lostbelt No. 5
- The Day God Is Shot Down
- BC 12000 Ancient Titans' Ocean Atlantis
- Crypter-Kirschtaria Wodime
- Lostbelt No. 6
- The Day the Star is Born
- AD 0500 Round Table Territory ■■■■■■■■■
- Crypter-Beryl Gut
- Lostbelt No. 7
- BC ???? ■■Forest ■■■■■■■■■■
- Crypter-Daybit Sem Void
|Ritsuka Fujimaru||Romani Archaman||Leonardo da Vinci||Marisbury Animusphere||Olga Marie Animusphere|
|Lev Reinol Flauros||Merlin||Sherlock Holmes||Goldolf Musik||Jingle Abel Meuniere|
|Duston||Sylvia||Harry Akanezawa Anderson||Mash Kyrielight||Fou|
Cosmos in the LostbeltEdit
|Kirschtaria Wodime||Ophelia Phamrsolone||Kadoc Zemlupus||Scandinavia Peperoncino||Hinako Akuta|
|Daybit Sem Void||Alien God||Priestess of the Alien God||Tamamo Vitch||Ashiya Dōman|
Appearing in Interludes
|Captain Kidd||Demon God Haagenti||E-Fran||Fafnir||Georg Faust|
- Breakdown by series
Fate/Grand Order is told in a visual novel style. Servants from other Fate materials or exclusive to the game are obtained at random by spending Saint Quartz (聖晶石, Seishouishi?) and other currencies in the summoning screen. The chances to draw a servant depend on its rarity, its summon limitations and periodical "rate-up" summon chances. The player also receives Servants as a reward for completing some Singularities. Kinoko Nasu said that "In Fate/Grand Order, once you get a character, you’ll immediately learn about the identity of the Servant." Each Servant has their own personal scenarios. Using a servant deepens its Bond Level (絆レベル, Kizuna Reberu?), which plays a big role in the advancement of their scenario. All story sequences can be replayed in the My Room screen.
Fate/Grand Order is a turn-based combat role-playing game. Each Servant has a set amount of Health Points and a bar that indicates the gauge for their Noble Phantasm. Players have two Servants in their party, with one Support and a maximum of three in reserve. Before battle, each servant can be assigned a Craft Essence (概念礼装, Gainen Reisou?), which provides bonus effects and a small boost to HP and attack. The total cost of the party must not exceed the maximum amount determined by the player's level, with rarer Servants and Craft Essence having a higher cost. The battles consist of a Tactical Phase and a Command Phase. After the player chooses a command, the Servants will attack. Afterwards, the enemies will attack, and that completes a turn.
During the Tactical Phase, Servants can use one of their three Skills to gain bonuses or weaken enemies. Additionally, players can also use the Master Skills of their Mystic Code to support the Servant. They can also use Command Spells for powerful effects. Unlike the Command Spells of other Fate materials, the player recovers one use per day.
During the Command Phase, the player is dealt five cards from a pool of fifteen representing the actions of the servants, and must choose three. Each card can be of type Buster (attack power), Arts (charge Noble Phantasm) or Quick (gain critical stars), and some combination of cards produce additional effects:
- Arts Chain (アーツチェイン, Ātsu Chein?) - Increases the rate the NP (Noble Phantasm) gauge fills up, which allows Servants to use their Noble Phantasm.
- Buster Chain (バスターチェイン, Basutā Chein?) - Vastly increases the attacking power of the Servants, which allows them to do much more damage than regular attacks.
- Quick Chain (クイックチェイン, Kuikku Chein?) - Increases the number of Critical Stars obtained this turn, which causes some of the next turn’s attacks to have a chance to be critical hits.
- Brave Chain (ブレイブチェイン, Bureibu Chein?) - Performs an extra attack that acts as all three attack types when all three cards belong to the same servant.
Using a Noble Phantasms is also represented as a card. Players should also take into account the relationship between the different classes. For example, Sabers deal extra damage to Lancers, but take extra damage from Archers, and Berserkers deal extra damage to all classes, but also take extra damage from all of them. The only neutral class is Shielder.
The process of leveling up Servants is called Servant Growth (サーヴァントの成長, Sāvanto no Seichō?), and require Embers (種火, Tanebi?) primarily gained during combat. Each Servant has four evolution stages named Ascension (霊基再臨, Reimoto Sairin?) where certain materials gained during battle must be spent before it can be grown further. Ascension also unlocks new skills and appearances for the servant. A Servant's Noble Phantasm can be powered up by spending the cards, called Saint Graph (セイントグラフ, Seinto Gurafu?), representing the same servant. The process of Palingenesis (聖杯転臨, Seihai Tenrin?) let players spend rare Holy Grails to unlock servant growth beyond their maximum level.
The game incentives players to log in daily to claim rewards, and each fight expends Action Points (APs) regained at a rate of one per five minutes, with the AP gauge expanding with the player level. The game receives regular content updates, bringing story chapters progressing the main story, and story events loosely related to the main story and more whimsical and self-referential. Events are time-limited and provide access to new quests and special features, like reward ladders or lotteries, a shop, and summoning rate-ups for servants featured in the event.
Fate/Grand Order ~mortalis:stella~Edit
Fate/Grand Order ~mortalis:stella~ is the adaptation of the first part of the game by Shirane, published by Ichijinsha. It began serialization in Kekkan Comic Zero Sum on July 27, 2017. The first collected volume was published on January 9, 2018. It was licensed for a North American release by Kodansha USA, slated for fall 2019. It includes the Prologue and the first, second, fourth, sixth and eighth singularities.
Fate/Grand Order ~turas réalta~Edit
Fate/Grand Order ~turas réalta~ is the adaptation of the first part of the game by Kawaguchi Takeshi, published by Kodansha. It began serialization in Shonen Magazine Pocket on October 30, 2017. The first collected volume was published on January 9, 2018, and three volumes have been published as of January 2019. It includes the Prologue and the first, third, fifth, seventh and eighth singularities.
Subspecies Singularity seriesEdit
Each of the four parts of the Epic of Remnants arc have received serialization in different magazines in early 2019.
Subspecies Singularity I: Malignant Quarantined Demonic Realm Shinjuku is serialized by Shōnen Sasaki in Monthly Shōnen Ace starting January 26. Subspecies Singularity II: Legendary Subterranean World Agartha is serialized by Hideo Takanaka in Young Ace starting February 4. Subspecies Singularity III: Scene of a Deadly Battle Shimosa is serialized by Rei Wataru in the Magazine Pocket app starting January 29. Subspecies Singularity IV: Taboo Advent Salem: Salem of Heresy is serialized by Aoi Ohmori in Comic Rex starting January 26.
Fate/GUDAGUDA Order (フェイト／ぐだぐだオーダー, Feito/Gudaguda Ōdā?) is an online parody manga by Keikenchi, featuring characters from Koha-Ace. It began prior to the release of the game and kept track of news and speculations around the game for 28 issues. As of January 2019, 10 supplementary issues have been released.
The characters were featured in animated sequences during 2016's Fate Project Ōmisoka TV Special ~First & Next Order~. It also received multiple Drama CDs in issues of Comptiq.
Learn with Manga! FGOEdit
- Main article: Learn with Manga! FGO
Teach Us FGO! The Greats and Legends of Grand OrderEdit
Teach Us FGO! The Greats and Legends of Grand Order (教えてFGO！ 偉人と神話のぐらんどおーだー, Oshiete FGO! Ijin to Shinwa no Grand Order?) is a comic by Tsurusaki Yuu, hosted on SaiZenTen. It casts Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight as they present the legends around various servants of the Grand Orders, with some humorous twists.
As of January 2019, it has 136 issues and explained the legends of Arash, Kiyohime, Saint Martha, Sakata Kintoki, Leonidas, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Asterios, Carmilla, Ushiwakamaru and Nitocris.
Fate/Grand Order: Ordú BeagEdit
Fate/Grand Order: Ordú Beag is a one-shot manga starring Scáthach.
Heroic Spirit Lore ~Edmond Dantès~ (英霊伝承異聞 ～巌窟王 エドモン・ダンテス～, Eirei Denshō Ibun ~Gankutsuō Edomon Dantesu~?), is a drama cd written by Hikaru Sakurai and supervised by Kinoko Nasu. It's centered around Edmond Dantès and his revenge against the men who imprisoned his mentor, Abbé Faria. It's set before the Count's well-known revenge story in Paris, and features various figures from his past.
- Abbé Faria - CV: Katsunosuke Hori
- Concetta - CV: Ai Kakuma
- Father Angelo Braga - CV: Shouto Kashii
- Haydée - CV: Sayaka Senbongi
A Study in the Color of Ravens' FeathersEdit
Short Story Heroic Spirit Lore ~Helena Blavatsky~ (小説 英霊伝承 ～エレナ・ブラヴァツキー～, Shōsetsu Eirei Denshō ~Erena Buravuatsukī~?) is a story about Helena Blavatsky. It was published in the official fanbook Fate/Grand Order Chaldea Ace vol. 1.
Fate/Grand Order -First Order-Edit
Fate/Grand Order -First Order- is the 74-minutes movie adaptation of the first chapter of Fate/Grand Order. It was first aired in Japan on December 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM as part of the Fate Project Ōmisoka TV Special ~First & Next Order~ on TV channels Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV and BS11 as well as on video sharing website Niconico.
The movie was directed by Studio Lay-duce's Hitoshi Nanba with assistant director Takurō Tsukada. The script was written by Ayumi Sekine and character designs were adapted by Keisuke Goto. The music was composed by Ryo Kawasaki, with sound direction by Half HP Studio's Takeshi Takadera. The theme song is Colour (色彩, Shikisai?) by Maaya Sakamoto.
Aniplex of America announced on December 27, 2016 that they would be streaming the movie at the same time as Japan on Crunchyroll and Daisuki. Fate/Grand Order was not available outside of Japan at the time. A few weeks before the game's release in North America, Aniplex announced they would be producing an English dub for First Order, and a month later announced a release date for the home video release on October 24, 2017.
Fate/Grand Order -Moonlight/Lostroom-Edit
Fate/Grand Order -Moonlight/Lostroom- is an anime short original story produced by Lay-duce and written by Kinoko Nasu that aired on December 31, 2017. It centers on a "Lost Room" where you can find what was lost — or those who lost. This room, which belongs to no one, lies forgotten in a corner of Chaldea. It serves as a transition between parts 1.5 and 2 of the game's story.
Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's UniverseEdit
Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's Universe: Seven Most Powerful Great Figures Chapter is an anime short produced by Ufotable with character designs by Masato Nagamori. It is based on Eiichirō Mashin's four-panel school comedy manga Himuro's Universe Fate/school life. It follows three girls — Kaede Makidera, Kane Himuro, and Yukika Saegusa — at Homurahara Academy, but has nothing to do with the efforts to restore the Human Order.
Learn with Manga! FGOEdit
- Main article: Learn with Manga! FGO
Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia-Edit
Fate/Grand Order -The Absolute Demon Battlefront Babylonia- (Fate/Grand Order -絶対魔獣戦線バビロニア-, Fate/Grand Order -Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia-?) is an TV anime series, produced by CloverWorks and aired on October 5, 2019. It's an adaptation of the The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic Beasts Babylonia Singularity of Fate/Grand Order.
Fate/Grand Order - Camelot-Edit
Fate/Grand Order -The Sacred Round Table Realm Camelot- Wandering; Agateram (Fate/Grand Order -神聖円卓領域キャメロット- Wandering; Agateram, Fate/Grand Order -Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot- Wandering; Agateram?) and Fate/Grand Order -The Sacred Round Table Realm Camelot- Paladin; Agateram (Fate/Grand Order -神聖円卓領域キャメロット- Paladin; Agateram, Fate/Grand Order -Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot- Paladin; Agateram?) are an upcoming two-part anime movies produced by Production I.G. It's an adaptation of the The Sacred Round Table Realm Camelot Singularity of Fate/Grand Order. The first movie, Wandering; Agateram, is animated at Signal.MD and is set to release in 2020.
From 2016 to 2020, eight Fate/Grand Order material books have been published.
The Fate/Grand Order Memories books compile illustrations for the Craft Essence cards.
Fate/Grand Order Duel -collection figure-Edit
Fate/Grand Order Duel -collection figure- (フェイト／グランドオーダーヂュエル?) is a board and figure collection game designed by DELiGHTWORKS. Similarly to the mobile game, it relies on action cards to make each player's servants fight.
The original set was released in Japan and North America on August 1, 2018 and contained figures for Artoria Pendragon, Gilgamesh, Scáthach, Medb, Merlin, King Hassan, Cú Chulainn Berserker and Mash Kyrielight. Later sets added Jeanne d'Arc, Karna, Stheno, Gilles de Rais Caster, Asterios, Jeanne Alter, Arjuna, Euryale, Medusa and Gilles de Rais Saber. Sets to be released in 2019 will add Ozymandias, Nitocris, Nero Claudius, Ushiwakamaru, Masashibou Benkei, Arthur Pendragon, Cleopatra, Nero Claudius Lancer, Julius Caesar and Arash.
A manga adaptation titled Fate/Grand Order Duel: YA Singularity: Secret Room Play Magical Border Shibuya: Shibuya Duel Incident (Fate Grand Order Duel: YA 特異点 密室遊戯魔境 渋谷 渋谷決闘事件, Fate Grand Order Duel: YA Tokuiten: Misshitsu Yūgi Makyō Shibuya: Shibuya Kettō Jiken?) by Eiichirō Mashin (Fate/school life) is slated for serialization in Young Ace starting February 2019.
Fate/Grand Order ArcadeEdit
- Main article: Fate/Grand Order Arcade
Fate/Grand Order VREdit
Fate/Grand Order VR is a free “VR drama” game for PlayStation VR released on the Japanese PlayStation Store on December 6, 2017. As a Master, the player can interact with Saber during scripted story, combat and light fan service scenes.
The game was later retitled Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mash Kyrielight, and updated to include a new story with the eponymous Servant.
During Anime Expo 2018, an English dub version of the game was featured, with the alternative title Fate/Grand Order Another Story being used in advertising. A full release of the English version is pending according to the USA Official Site for the game.
Real world eventsEdit
FGO THE STAGEEdit
Fate/Grand Order x Real Escape GameEdit
With the online Fate/Apocrypha game project, Type-Moon originally planned for a PvP-style online game that would be played on PC until its cancellation. Type-Moon decided the project should be rebooted, and it was codenamed as "Fate Online Project REBOOT". Although Kinoko Nasu had said that Fate/EXTRA CCC was his last time writing anything for the Fate series, it was a lie. It began when the Aniplex producer Atsuhiro Iwakami wanted to make a social game to promote the Fate anime. He suggested he would take on the challenge by using the franchise; however, Takeuchi Takashi and Nasu wanted the game to be done properly by them. Prior to the development of Fate/Grand Order, Nasu claims he never had a smartphone. In fact, it was his personal goal not to get one in order to keep him from being a complete “slacker”. One day, he was gifted with a smartphone with several games such as Chain Chronicle, Brave Frontier, and others installed for references. Nasu sees the development of smartphone games as a revolution in its own way. For example, core players can enjoy the luxury of high graphics on home consoles, while smartphone games can be used to reach out to the mass audience.
- The game was originally only available in Japan. It was released on July 29, 2015.
- A Chinese server was announced on November 20, 2015. It will be published by BiliBili, with its expected release date in 2016.
- The game was released for North America on June 25, 2017.
- In an interview with 4Gamer on December 29, 2018, Kinoko Nasu confirmed that no plans existed for Grand Order's story past Part 2, which ending would try to emulate the “sense of loss” he felt after completing Final Fantasy IV. Ideas were however discussed internally on plans to overhaul the game's system, and Nasu said that, though difficult, he could write an outline for further stories.
- Scenario Supervision and Scenario:
- Character Design and Art Direction:
- Development: DELiGHTWORKS
Voice and Character DesignEdit
- Official Japanese website
- Official US website
- Fate/GUDAGUDA Order
- Google Play Page
- Fate/Grand Order Wikia
- Fate/Grand Order ~First Order~ Japanese website
- Fate/Grand Order ~First Order~ US website
- Fate/Grand Order VR