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What is Fate/Grand Order? - SPONSORED

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Fate/Grand Order is a brand new turn-based JRPG on iOS and Android from the makers of the cult hit Fate/Stay Night series of games out of Japan. It’s F2P on mobile, centered around turn-based combat where the player, who takes on the role of a "Master", summons and commands powerful familiars known as "Servants" in battle against their enemies. The story narrative is presented in a visual novel format, and each Servant has their own personal scenario which the player explores.

Originally released in Japan in 2015, the US version is out now, with full original voiceovers from the Japanese cast. There’s an ongoing Anime series as well, which recently released its first English dub on Bluray. Story-wise, it’s some pretty heady stuff. It’s the final days of sorcery and the Chaldea Security Organization, its numerous projects having guaranteed humanity's existence through to the next century, discovers that the future they have observed no longer exists, and calculates that humanity will now go extinct in 2018. It traces the cause of this event to an anomaly that has appeared in 2004 in Fuyuki City.

To avert the extinction of mankind, Chaldea decides to use its sixth experiment, time travel, converting its agents into spirit particles and sending them through time to destroy the space-time anomalies that will cause humanity's extinction. The name of this mission: "Grand Order", the name for those who would rise up against human history for the sake of humans, and fight fate itself.

There’s a full-length JRPG storyline that players will follow, as they recruit, train, and level up their own army of servants to fight the anomalies. You can work asynchronously with friends as well, having their servants join your party to fight in battles. There are 10 classes of Servants to recruit, and as the Master in the Holy Grail War, only you can command them in battle.

The iOS Version can be downloaded here, and the Android version can be found here. It’s F2P with in-app purchases centered around recruiting new servants for your collection. It launched at the end of June, and has already amassed quite a following – check it out!


William Murphy

Bill is the former Managing Editor of MMORPG.com, RTSGuru.com, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.