Today, KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Omega Force, alongside collaborators TYPE-MOON and Aniplex Inc., unveiled the second heart-racing trailer for their upcoming action RPG, Fate/Samurai Remnant. The trailer reveals the identity and motivations of the new Servants who will be joining the fight in the latest Holy Grail War. Fate/Samurai Remnant is currently in development for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Windows PC via Steam®, and will be available in Europe on 29th September, 2023.
Throughout the Fate franchise, pairs of Masters and heroic spirits – also known as Servants – have been fighting across history in a series of Holy Grail Wars, with the winning duo receiving an ancient artifact that grants wishes. Fate/Samurai Remnant continues the series’ epic Holy Grail War in Edo Period Japan as players control young samurai Miyamoto Iori alongside his Servant Saber. Here, a battle between seven pairs of Masters and Servants is about to begin as the “Waxing Moon Ritual” unfolds in the shadows.
Adding to the chaos of the Waxing Moon Ritual, the Servants “Archer” and “Assassin” from other participating teams will take part in the battle. A Servant of the Archer class, Archer is loyal, courageous, and fierce. He shows respect to his Master, Zheng Chenggong, and wields his bow and arrow freely in combat. Also seen throughout the new trailer is Assassin, a Servant of the Assassin class. A phantom in grey with long arms and legs that flex like whips, Assassin is said to be able to summon and manipulate snakes as his subordinates.
Throughout the game, Fate/Samurai Remnant will also feature several Rogue Servants, highly powerful warriors who do not have Masters. If players manage to form a bond with them, not only they will be able to temporarily borrow their powers, but some of them will even be able to accompany Iori into battle. While some of these Rogue Servants have made appearances in past titles in the Fate series, such as Rogue Lancer, Fate/Samurai Remnant also introduces all-new Rogue Servants to the Fate universe, like Rogue Rider.
Rogue Servants include:
- Rogue Lancer (true name Cú Chulainn): Wields a crimson spear longer than he is, as if it were part of himself. He has a belligerent personality and seeks out challenging battles.
- Rogue Archer (true name Arjuna): A fighter clad in a white robe who wields a bow covered with blue flames. He is pure, always respectful, and behaves in a fair and honest manner.
- Rogue Rider (true name Tamamo Aria): Captivates men with her dainty appearance and somewhat frivolous speech and behavior. Instead of riding on something, riding on someone seems to be her preferred form of transportation.
- Rogue Saber: An armored warrior who rides a gray horse and wields a large sword. He is in pursuit of an enemy called the Evil Ogre, whom he seeks to destroy.
- Rogue Berserker: A long-haired fighter who boasts a muscular body. Being summoned as a Berserker, he has lost all sense of rationality. For whatever reason, he accompanies Takao Dayu.
In addition, Fate/Samurai Remnant introduces the “Spirit Font Conflict”, an all-new gameplay element featuring a competition between enemies for “spirit fonts” scattered across Edo. Players aim to acquire the spirit fonts – which are ultimately the enemy’s strongholds – by making a mutually determined number of moves on a grid map. When a spirit font is acquired, a path passes through the ley line connecting it to one’s base, temporarily boosting Iori’s abilities. Rogue Servants with a bond can be moved as a separate unit to cooperate in the acquisition of spirit fonts. Some Rogue Servants will only lend their assistance in the “Spirit Font Conflict”.
Further helping boost Iori’s abilities will be his magecraft workshop located in town. This is where Iori can learn new skills that will be useful as he fights his way through the Waxing Moon Ritual. By strengthening the workshop, Iori can acquire skills such as the ability to have Rogue Servants accompany him in battle. In addition, players can play a sword maintenance minigame in the workshop, where samurai who take good care of their swords are rewarded with bonus effects in battle.
Fate/Samurai Remnant is now available for pre-order in both Standard and Digital Deluxe editions. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game, a digital artbook and soundtrack, the Fate/Samurai Remnant Season Pass that includes three DLC sets*, and the Season Pass Bonus item “Hallowed Relic Sword Mountings”.
All players who digitally pre-order the Standard or Deluxe Edition by 28th September 2023 will receive the “Phantasmal Dress ‘Miyamoto Musashi’” digital pre-order bonus.
Additionally, a special TREASURE BOX version of Fate/Samurai Remnant is available for pre-orders exclusively through the KOEI TECMO Europe Online Store. The TREASURE BOX includes the stunning Fate/Samurai Remnant material (art book), a B2 sized cloth poster, original soundtrack CD, Command Spell stickers, bonus costume DLC (set of two costumes), the Official Short Story Translation book, and a collectible box.
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* These DLC items are scheduled to be available after the release of the main game.