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.
FGO5周年特別企画『Fate/Grand Order Waltz in the MOONLIGHT/LOSTROOM』の全23曲を収録したCD「song material」のトラックリストを公開！CD化にあたり新曲も5曲収録。合わせて、収録曲から『THIS ILLUSION』をご紹介いたします。詳しくは→https://t.co/1scxVSR94b #FGO #FGOW pic.twitter.com/23dCR00u7k
— 【公式】Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject) September 29, 2020
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.