Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star European Release Date Announced Alongside Collector’s Edition Bundle

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The European Division of Marvelous Games, in conjunction with videogame distributor PQube, have today announced that Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will be released early next year onto the PS4 and PS Vita as both a digital download and physical retail release.

Specifically Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will be released in January, with a date to be confirmed later in the year, and to celebrate this announcement Marvelous Games have released some new details surrounding their mysterious ‘Moon Crux Edition’ of the game. As you’ve most likely assumed this Moon Crux Edition of Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is the Collector’s Edition bundle; and it will come with a selection of art-cards, an artbook and a cloth styled poster all packaged neatly inside of a collectors box; as illustrated below.

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This ‘Moon Crux Edition’ is expected to retail for £64.99/€74.99 for PlayStation 4 and £59.99/€69.99 for PlayStation Vita and is currently available to pre-order from both Marvelous Europe’s own online store as well as the Rice Digital Store (use the code ABRUK5 for a 5% Discount).

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star ‘Moon Crux’ Edition features:

•    The Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star game on PS4 or PSVita
•    A superb hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality illustrations from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (7.5” by 6.3”)
•    A full set of 16 collectible Art Cards depicting each of the game’s Servants (3” by 5”)
•    A unique cloth poster featuring a fantastic artwork design (24” by 17”)
•    A beautiful, large, high-quality presentation box, exclusive to Europe, complete with a premium finish.

In addition to the ‘Moon Crux Edition’ Marvelous went on to explain that a pre-order bonuses of 16 art-cards (the same ones included with the Moon Crux Edition) will be offered as a pre-order bonus with selective retailers. It hasn’t been revealed which retailers will offer this pre-order bonus; but you can get a glimpse of the art-cards in the beauty shot below.

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Those wishing to sample Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star before it’s western release next year will be glad to hear that the game will be playable at this weekends MCM London Comic Con event (28th – 30th October) as well as at the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi show next month (4th – 6th November).

Synopsis: 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. The ‘Moon Crux’ 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.

The news isn’t over just yet; as Marvelous went on to release a new three-minute-long gameplay trailer for Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star; with it highlight what you can expect from the story and it’s hack-and-slash inspired gameplay. Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will be released onto the PS4 and PS Vita, in both digital and physical forms, next year.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

3 Responses to Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star European Release Date Announced Alongside Collector’s Edition Bundle

  1. Shibby06 says:

    why even make games for the vita anymore. it just drags down the quality just like SAO.

    • Scott Emsen says:

      The PS Vita is an ‘extremely’ popular device within Japan and it has many fans within the UK & Europe as well (me included); but I can see your point as some games do benefit more on the PS4.

      • Shibby06 says:

        I can understand that but i just think that a series with such a distinct visual aesthetic cheapen itself by having the visuals downgraded.

        In the end though, the main determinant will be the gameplay and I’m sure that i will love it (as long as i can play archer) but… i just want it to look as glorious as the VNs and anime which inspired it.

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