Ultra-popular tactical turn-based mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order is finally appearing in app stores around the region! Gamers from Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia are right now able to download the free-to-play game for iOS and Android. Which is great, especially if you didn’t try to use a US account or an APK to get the game, and waited … like me T_T.
First-time downloaders can now enjoy the first 5 chapters of the main story right away, and can look forward to many time-limited events alongside the rest of the North American fans. (This suggests that new gamers are going to be a whole year behind the US, but we’re confirming this right now.)
WHAT IS FATE/GRAND ORDER?
Fate/Grand Order was first launched in Japan in 2015, before the English-language launch on 25 June 2017 in the US – almost a a year ago! The game was also previously released in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Even before its launch in the region, the game has been downloaded more than 30 million times.
The game is based on the immensely popular Fate franchise by TYPE-MOON, and is developed by the FGO Project, consisting of DELiGHTWORKS, Aniplex, and Notes. Set in a world where humanity’s existence is in peril, players take on the role of “Master”, with the ability to summon and command powerful familiars known as “Servants”. These “Servants” are powerful reincarnations based on historical figures such as King Arthur, Jeanne d’Arc, and Alexander the Great.
To avert the extinction of mankind, players must embark on a quest known as the “Grand Order”, where they must travel back in time to fix the space-time anomalies together with their “Servants.”
New to the universe? Don’t worry – Fate/Grand Order follows a whole new storyline.
“EASY TO LEARN, HARD TO MASTER”
Along with TYPE-MOON’s Takashi Takeuchi and Kinoko Nasu (the original creators of Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero), Fate/Grand Order features the work of numerous renowned illustrators as well as a stellar vocal cast. The main story narrative is presented in a visual novel format, and each “Servant” often has their own personal scenario which the player can explore
“Fate/Grand Order is a tactical, turn-based RPG which features several chapters that takes the players to a different notable point in human history,” said Yosuke Shiokawa, Creative Producer of the FGO Project. “Together with different seasonal events, players will be put to the test with challenging missions and quests. One of the greatest appeals of Fate/Grand Order is that it is easy to learn, but hard to master. The game requires both in-depth strategy and skill to advance the player through ever changing obstacles.”