Following the reveal of the release date of Fate/Samurai Remnant, Koei Tecmo has shared the first details and plenty of assets about the game.
First of all, we get a trailer with English subtitles providing a more understandable look into the game and its characters, alongside screenshots, key art, and character artwork. You can enjoy them all below.
Secondly, Koei Tecmo provided the first information about the game's story and gameplay.
Throughout the Fate franchise, pairs of masters and heroic spirits -- also known as servants -- have been fighting across history in a series of Holy Grail Wars, with the winning duo receiving an ancient artifact that grants wishes. Fate/Samurai Remnant continues the series’ epic Holy Grail War in the fourth year of the Keian Era, Edo Period Japan. It has been several decades since the end of a turbulent, blood-soaked era, and while the people are finally enjoying peace and tranquility, a battle between seven pairs of masters and servants is about to begin as the “Waxing Moon Ritual” unfolds in the shadows. This is where the game’s hero, Miyamoto Iori, a young man in Asakusa, finds himself caught in the violence alongside his servant Saber, as they fight to be the last pair remaining in order to receive the granter of wishes, the “Waxing Moon Vessel”.
In Fate/Samurai Remnant, players control Miyamoto Iori, a master who studied the Niten Ichiryu style of swordsmanship. He fights alongside Saber, a servant who possesses strength beyond that of humans! When facing enemies beyond human control, players will be able to instruct their servant to attack with powerful magical techniques, or even take direct control of the servant to attack the enemy swarm. Dynamic battle scenes between servants help elevate the action to new heights and are must-see contests for fans of the series!
Throughout the game, players get the chance to explore the town of Edo, where row houses, samurai residences, and brothels stand side by side. Here, many people frequent the streets and characters drawn with a distinct Japanese touch are brought to life. While following the story of the “Waxing Moon Ritual”, players will be able to interact with various characters and animals in town, explore a variety of areas, and take on a wide array of challenges as they fight for survival in the latest Holy Grail War!
We also hear that Fate/Samurai Remnant will be playable with a demo at Anime Expo in Los Angeles between July 1 and July 4 at the Aniplex booth. Unfortunately, no info has been mentioned on whether the demo will ever be shared publicly online.
Furthermore, we're getting at least one of the physical special editions. The "Treasure Box" includes the Fate/Samurai Remnant material (art book), a B2 sized cloth poster, an original soundtrack CD, Command Spell stickers, a bonus costume DLC (set of two costumes), the Official Short Story Translation book, and a collectible box. This will be available both in North America and Europe, but unfortunately we aren't getting the version with the Miyamoto Musashi figure, which appears to be exclusive to Japan.
Fate/Samurai Remnant will release on September 28, 2023, for PS5, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch in Japan, while the western release will be on September 29 for the same platforms.