This month, the game that I’ve chosen to highlight here is one that takes us back to the Fate universe. Before I get to that, though, I do have a couple of honourable mentions to make as well.
The first honourable mention I want to make is Croixleur Sigma, a hack & slash action game featuring four girls that is due out on the European eShop on March 28th. I enjoy those types of games, so I’ve pre-ordered it on said eShop – using gold points I’ve saved up means that it is costing me nothing.
The cast of characters look fairly cute too, and there are customisation options for weapons and outfits – yeah, Croixleur Sigma has definitely got my attention.
The second honourable mention is Dragon Marked for Death, which has been out on the eShop for a little while by this point. However, the physical version of said game will be released on March 29th, bundling together all four characters – Empress, Warrior, Shinobi and Witch as well as additional quest DLC.
My Game of the Month for March 2019 is Fate/EXTELLA LINK, the sequel to Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star.
The cast of 16 original Servants from the first game return, and they are joined by ten more including the likes of Astolfo, Scathach and Francis Drake. New Saber class Servant Charlemagne is also introduced.
The supervising director of the game is Kinoku Nasu, the original creator of Fate/stay night and scenario writer of Fate/EXTRA.
The combat mechanics and animations from Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star have been refined, allowing Servants to team up on the battlefield to unleash devastating attacks. You also have a new home base that you can move freely around, allowing you to increase the bond with your Servants, as well as prepare them for their upcoming battles.
Online multiplayer is also available in Fate/EXTELLA LINK, allowing you to participate in four versus four battles.
From what I have played of it so far, Fate/EXTELLA LINK has taken what made Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star enjoyable and improved upon it. I very much look forward to getting stuck into it and rediscovering old Servants as well as the new additions.