Illustrator Arco Wada is getting an artbook and art exhibition based on her work in the Fate/Extra games to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the sub-series.
The exhibition will be held from the 21st of July to the 9th of August at the Matsuya Ginza Department Store. The event will sell an early print of the artbook and the department store will sell Type-Moon materials starting from the 29th of July. Tickets for the exhibition will be announced at a later date.
Fate/Extra is a sub-series of Type-Moon’s ever-popular Fate series. The series currently consists of four games: Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC which are RPGs for the PSP, and Fate/Extella and Fate/Extella Link which are musou-style hack ‘n’ slash games for the PS4 and Switch.
The original game is also currently being remade for modern consoles with a new title called Fate/Extra Record.
The series has also received an anime animated by Studio Shaft called Fate/Extra Last Encore which acts as a sequel/what-if scenario to the original game. I will say from personal experience that it is not very good and doesn’t make a lot of sense unless you’ve played the original game (and even then it still takes a while to wrap your head around).
These games all take place in the same universe, although they split into different timelines. They mainly revolve around a device called the Moon Cell, a magical alien supercomputer that exists on the moon and can summon the series staple heroic spirits, famous figures from history and mythology brought to modern times to do battle.
It is certainly a more out-there premise, but that’s Type-Moon for you.
Arco Wada has acted as the main illustrator and character designer for every game in the Fate/Extra series. Her art has gone a long way in making Fate/Extra feel distinct from the many other Fate series with a regal yet sci-fi feel to it that fits the mixture of legend and technology present throughout the games.