When it comes to mobile games in Japan, there’s very few that come close to the triumph of Fate/Grand Order. It’s a game so popular in-fact, that even the release of Niantic’s own Pokemon Go couldn’t trump it here in Japan. With a domestic download-count of over 9 million, it comes as absolutely no surprise that the title would see an English-language release in the West. This is where the titles North American distributor Aniplex of America comes into play. With the release of Fate/Grand Order just moments away, the company is making the most of the upcoming Anime Expo ’17 to bring together fans in one giant celebration.
Set to take place during Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1 at 3:00pm, fans can expect to interact with a wide-list of the mobile game’s staff and creative team. Taking the stage will be Fate/Grand Order Producer and Aniplex Inc. President Atsuhiro Iwakami, DELiGHTWORKS Creative Director Yosuke Shiokawa, and the Fate series voice actor for Saber, Ayako Kawasumi. Those in attendance will also be able to enter an exclusive giveaway for a signed mini-poster from Ms. Kawasumi.
On top of the ongoing launch celebrations, Aniplex of America will also be operating an official Fate/Grand Order both which will feature a demo area and a Summoning Stand where guests will have the chance to win special prizes. Joining the booth will be guest cosplayers Lisa Lou Hou and Vampy bit me. Basically what I’m getting at is it’s going to be a pretty good time from everything that’s been offered thus far. There’s a lot of reason to be excited, especially if you’re anything like me and have been waiting patiently for an English-language release since the game hit Japanese smartphones.
Fate/Grand Order is described below:
Fate/Grand Order is a tactical turn-based role-playing game that challenges players to become Masters and summon powerful allies or Heroic Spirits, who are based on historical figures such as King Arthur, William Shakespeare, Hercules, and Joan of Arc. The free-to-play mobile game takes players back through history to embark on an epic quest known as Grand Order.One of the most successful mobile role-playing games in Japan, Fate/Grand Order has consistently topped iOS and Android charts and been downloaded over 9 million times, outperforming other popular games in downloads and revenue. The game’s exciting storyline and compelling play keep fans engaged and wanting more.