We like our anime and games around here, and sometimes they are even better together. Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is a new game based in the Fate anime universe. Anime titles in the universe include Fate/EXTRA, Fate/stay night, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Apocrypha, Fateman, When Fate Met Sally, Forrest Fate, Fate Club, and Pulp Fate-ion. I could be wrong on some of those titles, but there have been a metric ton of Fate anime series.
If you have never seen a Fate anime, a group of magic users command heroic spirits from history and legend and use these Servants to fight each other for possession of the magical Holy Grail. The last person who is not dead can use it to make any wish they want. In Fate/EXTELLA, the player will control one of three Servants and use their unique powers to fight against two other factions.
The story in this game is unique. After a Holy Grail War on the Moon, the victor obtains the Holy Grail only to be challenged by another person with the same claim to the Holy Grail. The moon is ruled by a super computer named the Moon Cell Automaton, and whoever wins in the digital space of SE.RA.PH will win the Holy Grail and rule the Moon Cell Automaton (and receive a new car from Oprah).
The game will also have a limited Noble Phantasm Edition containing cards with the Servants, a 100 page art book, and a 24″ by 17″ cloth poster, which is one of the more rare items we have seen in a limited edition for some time.
The game is coming sometime early next year to PS4 and the PS Vita, and this trailer will give you an idea of what to expect. We are not saying it will answer all your story questions, but it is a start.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.