Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Japanese: フェイト/エクステラ Hepburn: Feito/Ekusutera?) is an action video game developed and published by Marvelous. The game is the third installment in the universe that began with Fate/Extra and the second one to be released outside of Japan. It was first announced in March 2016 and released in Japan in November 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita consoles; its release in North America and Europe occurred in January 2017. A Nintendo Switch version is planned for release in July 2017 for all three regions. The game’s plot involved the conflict between two factions led by Nero and Tamano from Fate/Extra fighting each other over control of the Moon Cell and the Holy Grail. They are soon joined by a third faction led by Altera soon joins the fight with the intent of destroying civilization as well as Saber from Fate/stay night who wishes to stop the conflict between the three
As servants, the player can run around on the battlefield and attack with strong or weak attacks; by using certain combinations of these, the player can trigger a combo attack. The player can protect themselves from enemy attacks by guarding, or by avoiding the attack with an aerial dash. By consuming some of a gauge, the player can use the special attack Extella Maneuver, where strikes to single enemies also deal damage to other enemies surrounding it. Servants can be powered up through the use of “form change”, a gameplay mechanic that alters their appearance and weapons, allowing them to take down nearby enemies with ease. Transformations differ depending on the character: for example, Nero’s is based on fire, while Tamamo no Mae’s is based on snow.