It seems Fate/Extra isn’t going to be canonical. Instead, it’s an alternate re-telling of the Seventh Holy Grail War with some old and new characters. It still takes place in Fuyuki city and the protagonist — whichever one you pick — will be attending the same school.
Tohsaka Rin and Shinji are confirmed to be in the game. However, details are still scarce on what the deal is with Fate/Extra’s red Saber. Also, the story will play out differently depending on whether you pick the male or female protagonist.
There still isn’t any info on the battle system. However, judging by screenshots, it seems that both masters and servants will be required to go into battle in dungeons. The game is being worked on by a pretty star-studded team so I have faith:
Producer: Kazuya Niinou (7th Dragon)
Director: Shuetsu Kadowaki (Luminous Arc 2: Will)
Story supervisor: Kinoko Nasu (Type-Moon)
Art supervisor: Takashi Takeuchi (Type-Moon)
Main Theme: ALI Project
The game’s official website is up. After digging around, there seems to be at least one entirely new servant (pictured above) in the game. Fate/Extra basically looks like Persona 3 with a Fate theme — or to put it simply, awesome.
The game will release in March 2010. Limited editions will ship with figures created by Japanese company Figma. Come on, Xseed!