The Switch version of the Fate series action game will be playable in TV mode, handheld mode, and table mode. The four-versus-four online team multiplayer previously limited to the PlayStation 4 version will also be playable with the addition of local multiplayer (one Switch unit per player in the same room). New to the Switch version are “Funifuni Costumes” for Nero, Tamamo no Mae, and Altera.
Fate/EXTELLA Link first launched for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan in June 2018, and will launch in North America and Europe in Q1 2019. Western publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe have yet to announce plans to localize the Switch version.
Here is an overview of the game, via XSEED Games:
Picking up right where the 2017 smash hit Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star left off, Fate/EXTELLA Link adds 10 Servants to the original roster of 16. The high-speed action gameplay has been refined, and players will battle their way through massive invading armies to protect the virtual world of SE.RA.PH from an invading force. Players on PlayStation 4 can now engage in massive four-on-four online battles with up to seven other players. Foes will quiver at the True Name of players’ Noble Phantasms as they assume the role of their favorite Servant.
- Combatants from Across the Fate Universes Join the Fray – In addition to the 16 original Servants from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, 10 characters from other Fate series will enter battle as playable Servants, including Astolfo, Scathach, and Francis Drake.
- Hunker Down in Base Camp – Players can move freely around their army’s base camp—a medieval cathedral raised into the sky—and interact with their Servants to build meaningful bonds.
- Polished Graphics and Battle Mechanics – Players can experience refined combat mechanics and graphics through the game.
View the first screenshots of the Switch version at the gallery.
Update 11:00 p.m.: A few new tidbits of information have come in from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.
- The “Funifuni Costumes” included with the Switch version will also be released as downloadable content for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions for 500 yen.
- The Switch version will support subtitles for other language(s). Our source did not specify which language(s).
- There is a bonus for users with save data from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star.
Update 10/10/18 at 1:20 a.m.: Marvelous has opened the official website for the Switch version and released the debut trailer. The official website confirms that the Switch version will support English, Traditional Chinese, and Hangul subtitles.
Watch the trailer below.