The latest character-focused short gameplay video of Fate/EXTELLA Link features playable Servant Charlemagne.
Previous gameplay videos showcased Karna, Iskandar, Archimedes, Altera, Medusa, Artoria Pendragon, Lu Bu Fengxian, Cu Chulainn, Jeanne d’Arc, Gilgamesh, Gawain, Tamamo no Mae, Elizabeth Bathory, Li Shuwen, Nero Claudius, and Nameless.
Marvelous also updated the game’s official website with new information and screenshots on the game’s story and systems:
◆ The Invasion of Karl der Grosse, Who Possesses the Power of the Oracle
With the sudden appearance of Karl de Grosse, who possesses the power of the Oracle that can enslave and assimilate all things, the Moon World was about to get dragged into a new war.
The Master, Charlemagne, and the other Servants confront the invasion on the principle of the assimilation of all beings.
However, those that agree with Karl de Grosse, those that are lending support for not only their own benefit, and even former allies assimilated and stand before Nero and the others as an enemy by the power the Oracle.
Furthermore, a young Altera that had gone missing can be seen beside of Karl der Grosse…
As various expectations intertwine, a new war is about to begin!
◆ Command Seal
Master Command Seals to gain the upper hand in battle. Command Seals are proof of the contract between the Master and their Servant.
In Fate/EXTELLA Link, Command Seals enable “Revival” and “Limit Break,” as well as the new “Transition.” By nature, Command Seals can only be used three times, but they refresh each time you head into battle, so feel free to use them without restraint.
Consumes one seal in order to revive a fallen Servant.
Consumes all three seals in order to unleash power beyond the Servant’s limits, allowing them to battle in a strengthened state for a fixed period of time.
Consumes one seal in order to move a Servant to any sector of the map.
◆ Support Unit
Form and fight alongside a Support Unit. You can put up to two Servants in your Support Unit that will assist you in battle.
The Support Unit carries out various support actions, such as guarding you when you are attacked by the enemy, or attacking with you when an Active Skill is activated.
The higher the Servant’s Bond Level with the Master, the more support actions they will be able to learn.
◆ Base Camp
Interact with Servants at the Base Camp. “Our Transient Glory: Charles Patricius,” the floating fortress that is Charlemagne’s Noble Phantasm, will act as the player’s base.
At the Base Camp, there are facilities such as “My Room,” the “Dormitory,” and the “War Room,” where you can interact with Servants, prepare for battle, and more.
You can also level up Servants through the Money is Power system.
In “My Room,” where the Master resides, and the “Dormitory,” where the Servants live, you can enjoy conversations with the Servants. The contents of those conversations will raise and alter your Bond Level with the Servant. If your Bond Level becomes high enough, you may also receive a gift.
Your Bond Level will rise as you demonstrate the true power of a Master by clearing side missions imposed by Servants during battle or by supporting them with Code Casts.
◆ Install Skills
Increase the abilities of a Servant with Install Skills. By setting Install Skills, the Servant will gain various skills and their abilities will be strengthened.
In Fate/EXTELLA Link, you can create a “Double Skill” that combines two effects by fusing together specific Install Skills. Customize Install Skills to the Servant’s characteristics and your own play style, and seize victory on the battlefield.
—If you set skills of the same category in adjacent slots, a “Boost” will activate and increase its effect.
—Install Skills can be mainly obtained in battle. The higher your Clear Rank, the better the Install Skills you can obtain.
—By fusing together specific skills that have been strengthened to their maximum level, you can create a “Double Skill.”
Types of Install Skills
- Red: Attack-based skills. Examples include:
- Eternal Arms Mastership: Increases rush attack power.
- Martial Blessing: Increase the attack power of Active Skills.
- Blue: Defense-based skills. Examples include:
- Counter Hero: Lowers the damage taken by Servants.
- Anti-Magic (Ice): Grants resistance to magical effects (ice).
- Yellow: Auxiliary-based skills. Examples include:
- Collector: Increase the item drop rate.
- Emperor’s Prerogative (Swordsman): Strengthens Saber-class characteristics.
- White: Double Skills. An example:
- Emperor’s Prerogative (Lancer) and Natural Body: Combines the effects of both Emperor’s Prerogative (Lancer) and Natural Body.
◆ Code Cast
Support your Servants with Code Cast magic. Through the use of these simple skills, which possess various effects such as ability enhancement and recovery, the Master can support their Servant on the battlefield.
Code Casts have various effects, such as ability enhancement and recovery. Magical equipment known as Mystic Codes are embedded with Code Casts, so switch out the Mystic Code you have equipped based on the stage to swap your Code Casts.
Types of Code Casts include:
- heal_friends(16): Slightly recovers the HP of nearby allies.
- offense_speed_up(16): Slightly increases attack speed.
- offense_range_up(16): Slightly increases attack range.
- moon_drive: Activates Moon Drive regardless of the Drive Gauge.
Mystic Codes can be crafted in the workshop by obtaining recipes through battle and other means. Some Mystic Codes grant Install Skills in addition to Code Casts. However, the creation of powerful Mystic Codes requires Upgrade Parts, which can be obtained in battle.
Since even the same Mystic Code recipe can grant random Code Casts and a different Install Skill level, collect Upgrade Parts to create original Mystic Codes all your own.
Fate/EXTELLA Link is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on June 7, and in North America and Europe this fall.
Watch the gameplay video below. View the screenshots at the gallery.