The FGO Project has announced that their chart-topping mobile game, Fate/Grand Order will be expanding their English versions in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia on 19th April 2018 (JST). Players can expect to download this popular free-to-play game from the iTunes Store and Google Play from 3pm (JST) onwards.
The English version of Fate/Grand Order was first launched in North America on June 25th 2017 on iOS and Android, following the game’s release in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
The record-breaking mobile game has since accumulated more than 30 million downloads
worldwide since its first release in Japan in 2015. The game has consistently topped the U.S. and Canada iTunes Store charts.
Players in South East Asia will be able to enjoy the first 5 chapters of the main story right away and can look forward to the many limited time events alongside with the rest of the North American fans. With the expansion, the development team hopes to reach out to more players worldwide.
Based on the immensely popular Fate franchise by TYPE-MOON, Fate/Grand Order is a free-to-play role-playing game developed by the FGO Project, consisting of DELiGHTWORKS, Aniplex, and Notes.
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.”
Along with TYPE-MOON’s Takashi Takeuchi and Kinoko Nasu (who are also 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.
Notable for its elaborate scenarios, the sheer volume of lines have made up more than a million words to keep players entertained. While knowledge about the Fate franchise may increase one’s enjoyment in playing the game, newcomers may be glad to know that it is not necessary to be familiar with its other media (such as the animation) as Fate/Grand Order follows a new and different storyline.