XSEED Games has announced Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star has been delayed. The PS4 and PS vita title was due to launch in 2016, but has been pushed back to 2017.
The limited bundle will contain a 7.5” by 6.3” hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality artwork from Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, a pack of sixteen collectible 3” by 5” cards depicting each of the game’s Servants, and a 24” by 17” cloth poster, all housed in a custom box.
Expanding upon the extensive and much-beloved Fate universe with a standalone story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, developed by Marvelous Inc., transpires on the new world of Extella through 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 ruled by the all-powerful lunar super computer Moon Cell Automaton, these champions now duke it out 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 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.
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is planned for launch early 2017 for PS4 and PS Vita systems. The limited Noble Phantasm Edition has a suggested retail price of $69.99 for PS4 and $59.99 for “PS Vita” system, while the standard edition of the game will be available for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively.