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Fate/Grand Order Waltz Adds OG Saber and a Classic Fate Theme

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Fate Grand Order Waltz

One big item on the wishlists of fans of the Fate/Grand Order: Waltz in the Moonlight/Lostroom rhythm game spin-off is this: Let players dance with someone other than Mash Kyrielight. True, she’s the game’s mascot, after all, and everyone’s favorite eggplant-colored kouhai, but having it all be a one-woman show feels like a waste of potential. Well, those prayers have been answered, because the game’s latest update has added none other than the first Fate franchise heroine: The original Saber.

Altria Pendragon (a.k.a. Saber Classic) was added to the game to promote the coming release of the music collection Fate/Grand Order Waltz in the Moonlight/Lostroom song material. Releasing on December 9, 2020, the anthology is a collection of songs from the game, including a new version of the song “THIS ILLUSION.” That song was the very first opening song of the Fate/Stay Night visual novel. It has appeared and reappeared many times, sung by different vocalists and remixed in a variety of ways. Here’s the original, for comparison:

That said, most outside Japan are probably more familiar with “Disillusion,” the version sung by Sachi Tainaka for the 2006 Fate/Stay Night anime adaptation:

All in all, bringing back the original Saber to help perform the Fate/Grand Order Waltz rendition of one of Fate’s most iconic songs is fitting.

Fate/Grand Order Waltz in the Moonlight/Lostroom is available on iOS and Android on a limited basis in Japan.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.