Fate/Extella Delayed to Early 2017 in North America. Special Edition Announced

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star has been delayed from its previously planned winter 2016 release in North America and will now launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in early 2017, publisher XSEED Games announced.

The game will be available in standard ($49.99 on PlayStation 4, $39.99 on PS Vita) and “Noble Phantasm” ($69.99 on PlayStation 4, $59.99 on PS Vita) editions. The Noble Phantasm Edition will contain a 7.5×6.3? hardcover art book featuring over 100 pages of high-quality artwork from Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, a pack of 16 collectible 3×6? cards depicting each of the game’s Servants, and a 24×17? cloth poster, all housed in a custom box.

Check Out the Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Trailer:

A new trailer released today introduces the game’s gameplay and playable Servants. Here’s the rundown, via XSEED:

“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.”

Here’s Fate/Extella image gallery. Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size screens:

In Japan, Fate/Extella: The Umral Star is due out on November 10. In Europe, the game is slated for winter 2016, but given North America’s delay, a European delay announcement likely isn’t far behind.