Fate/Samurai Remnant Media Shows More of Edo, Gameplay
Koei Tecmo released new media for upcoming action RPG Fate/Samurai Remnant. The game’s third official trailer and a new batch of screenshots show more of the game’s setting of Edo in Keian era Japan (around 1651 CE), as well as many of its gameplay elements.
The game follows swordsman Miyamoto Iori, who is drawn into Waxing Moon Ritual where seven pairs of Masters and Servants — heroic spirits from the past — fight in order to emerge victorious and obtain an artifact capable of granting wishes. Joined by Servant Saber, Iori travels around the various districts of Edo and participate in side quests to obtain money and upgrade materials. In addition to the regular Servants, players can elicit the help of Rogue Servants without a Master, participating in side stories called Digressions that involve them.
In addition to being able to level up, players have multiple ways to improve Iori, Saber, and allied Rogue Servants’ fighting capabilities. Each allied fighter have their own skill tree to unlock more abilities, skills, and upgrades. Iori can also swap out his sword mountings and upgrade them to provide further boosts. Saber also has a Memento Ring, which fills up as Iori and Saber’s bond strengthens while exploring Edo, which provides more chances of using powerful attacks in battle and unlocks new skills in Saber’s skill tree.
The game’s combat has three important gauges for players to keep an eye and utilise. The Affinity Gauge grants the ability to order the allied Servant to use a specific attack and fills out during combat and exploration. The Substitution Gauge lets players temporarily directly control their allied Servant for a short time instead of Iori. Finally, the Hidden Sword Gauge lets players unleash Iori’s special attack, which depends on which combat style he is currently using.
Fate/Samurai Remnant will release internationally on September 29, 2023. The game is being developed by Omega Force in collaboration with Type-Moon and Aniplex, and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. Those looking to read more about Fate/Samurai Remnant can check out RPGamer’s impression from a preview build covering the first few hours of the game.