Fate/Samurai Remnant Third Trailer shows more gameplay interface

Koei Tecmo has published the third trailer for Fate/Samurai Remnant. This new trailer delves further into the upcoming action RPG's gameplay interface while showing more event cutscenes.

Even though the Japanese-voiced lines are subtitled in English, the trailer still shows in-game footage from the Japanese version. We see from this trailer that Gilgamesh's Babyloni-ya shop will sell monster parts and other materials needed for crafting items and upgrades. There is also a carving mini-game with QTE prompts. Meanwhile, encountering the Rogue Caster Circe will trigger an event where the protagonist Miyamoto Iori gets literally transformed into a pig.

While Iori mostly fights with a pair of katana swords, the latter's parts can be customized to improve his fighting stats. For example, Iori will be able to collect and upgrade the Scabbard to improve his Attack stat or the Hand Guard for Defense stat. Each character will also have a skill tree that gradually adds enhancements to their action movesets.

Find the new trailer and fact sheet for Fate/Samurai Remnant right below. The game will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on September 28 in Japan and Asia and September 29 in North America and Europe.

Throughout the Fate franchise, pairs of Masters and heroic spirits - also known as Servants - have been fighting across history in a series of Holy Grail Wars, with the winning duo receiving an ancient artifact that grants wishes. Fate/Samurai Remnant continues the series’ epic Holy Grail War in Edo Period Japan as players control young samurai Miyamoto Iori alongside his Servant Saber. Here, a battle between seven pairs of Masters and Servants is about to begin as the “Waxing Moon Ritual” unfolds in the shadows.

Playing as Iori, players will explore the town of Edo and experience a variety of activities, such as wandering the streets in the company of various Servants, shopping at the mysterious store “Babyloni-ya”, or visiting famous places scattered throughout Edo. Accompanied by Saber, who is particularly keen to discover life in Edo, Iori will be able to complete a variety of side quests to earn money and much-needed materials. He will even be called upon to arbitrate fights!

As Edo is divided into several districts, players can move from one to another using the world map, which will show them where to go to progress through the story of the Waxing Moon Ritual. Saber will also mark places of interest on the map. Some Rogue Servants may suggest sub-quests called “Digressions”. As they progress through the different Digressions, players will bond with Rogue Servants who will accompany Iori.

By taking part in the Ritual, Iori will have to prepare himself to face powerful opponents in fearsome battles with the help of Saber and other Rogue Servants. To maximize their chances, players can upgrade not only Iori’s skill tree, but also those of Saber and other Rogue Servants, unlocking various skills and abilities that they can equip. In addition to his skill tree, Iori can use materials with his sword mountings to strengthen its abilities and replace the skills attached to it. Players will also be able to fill in Saber’s “Memento Ring” as they strengthen the bond between Servant and Master by exploring the town of Edo and progressing through the story. Once they reach a certain level on the “Memento Ring”, players can increase their chances of using Link Strikes in battle or unlock new skills in Saber’s tree.

In Fate/Samurai Remnant’s combat, players have three different gauges to watch out for if they want to triumph over even the most formidable opponents: the “Affinity Gauge”, the “Substitution Gauge”, and the “Hidden Sword Gauge”. The first gauge is required to use the powerful “Affinity Technique” action and order their Servant to perform a specific attack. This gauge fills up during combat in response to Iori’s attacks, but can also fill up during exploration when players carry out various activities such as interacting with Saber’s points of interest. By consuming the second gauge, the “Substitution Gauge”, players can temporarily and directly control the Servant accompanying Iori. Finally, the last gauge tells players when they can unleash Iori’s special technique, which changes according to the number of swords used in combat.

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