Fate/Grand Order Japan 8th Anniversary video shared, English Summer 2023 event teased
Over the weekend developer Lasengle and Aniplex celebrated the 8th Anniversary of the Japanese edition of Fate/Grand Order. The companies hosted a commemorative live broadcast event, as well as the in-person Fate/Grand Order Fes event in Japan. In addition to activities, merchandise, panels, and previews of games like Fate/Samurai Remnant, a "Memorial Movie" celebrating the anniversary was also released.
This year's Memorial Movie took the form of a music video set to the song "flowers" by Hana Hope. The video used bespoke animation from CloverWorks, which animated the Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia anime series and the Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon feature film.
The YouTube channel for Aniplex of America, which operates the English-language version of the game, also uploaded a version of the video sung in English:
The video features a stylized look at the game and its popular Servant characters, including Karna, Arjuna, Jeanne d'Arc, King Hassan, Iskandar, Qin Shi Huang, Frankstein, and Altria Pendragon.
During a simultaneous livestream covering the 8th Anniversary celebrations, the FGO English team also announced some future events heading to the English edition of the game. The first, which kicked off on July 31, 2023, is a rerun of 2019's "Grand Nerofest", a combat challenge-based event that will allow players to gather up large amounts of resources and goodies via a prize roulette system.
The team also confirmed that the Summer seasonal event for 2023 will debut sometime in August 2023. It's titled "Chaldea Summer Adventure! A Boy Pursuing Dreams and a Girl Who Dreams". Participants will receive a free 4-Star Servant, Leonardo da Vinci (Ruler).
Fate/Grand Order is available on iOS and Android devices.