Fate/Samurai Remnant Trailers Reveal Characters, Gameplay, Release Date

Image source: KOEI TECMO AMERICA YouTube channel

The upcoming Fate/Samurai Remnant action-RPG has received two new trailers. One was uploaded by KOEI TECMO AMERICA and focuses on the game’s characters and premise, while the other was uploaded by the Japanese Nintendo channel and features more gameplay.

The former also revealed a September 29 global launch date (the game will be released in Japan a little earlier on September 28).

The Edo Period-set Fate/Samurai Remnant once again has seven Masters and servants battling each other to have their wishes granted, although the game’s ritual is called the “Waxing Moon Ritual” instead of the Holy Grail War. Players will take on the role of the Asakusa ronin Iori Miyamoto (Kengo Kawanishi), whose Servant is a Saber (Hibiku Yamamura).

According to the game’s website, the flashy melee combat will allow players to swap between Master and Servant, with Saber being AI-controlled when playing as Iori. As Iori, players can switch between five stances and can also use magic, while Saber has water-related abilities.

Outside of battle, Iori and Saber can traipse around Edo, where they can interact with civilians, visit food stalls, play with dogs and cats, and, according to the game’s Steam page, take on quests. The main website adds that players “may fight with other Masters” during their exploration.

Some of revealed Masters/Servants in the game include Chiemon, Jeanne D’Arc (as a Lancer), Takao Dayu, Musashi Miyamoto (as a Berzerker), and the Clock Tower mage Dorothea Coyett. Musashi, whose presence in the game was revealed beforehand by the teaser trailer, seems to be less antagonistic than the others due to her being Iori’s teacher, although her profile notes that “her appearance seems to be slightly, or perhaps quite, different from that of the person Iori knew.” Musashi also appears to be playable at some point, and the game’s digital pre-order bonus is a “Phantasmal Dress” cosmetic for the character.

Fate/Samurai Remnant will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Kinoko Nasu is supervising the title with Rei Wataru as character designer and Hikaru Sakurai and Yuichirou Higashide as story supervisors. KOEI TECMO GAMES is both the publisher and developer, while Aniplex is credited with production cooperation.

Aside from the regular digital and physical versions (the latter is console-exclusive), there will be a “TREASURE BOX” physical edition and a digital deluxe edition that come with goodies. The digital deluxe edition’s bonuses include a season pass that grants access to three DLCs. It’s worth noting that the TREASURE BOX’s costume DLC and Musashi’s Phantasmal Dress “may become available for purchase or free separately at a later date.”

Sources: KOEI TECMO AMERICA YouTube channel, Nintendo Official Channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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