Fate/Grand Order Introduces Swimsuit Event “Dead Heat Summer Race” with Commercial

Fate/Grand Order showcases its summer swimsuit event with a new TV commercial showing pretty much what you expect.

on August 5, 2017 12:25 PM

Summer events are a classic staple of all games-as-a-service, and they become absolutely massive in gacha-based mobile games, in which developers have the perfect chance to send players into a frenzy to unlock their favorite characters clad in a swimsuit. Of course, Fate/Grand Order is no exception.

Today Type-Moon released a TV commercial featuring the newest swimsuit event for Japan, titled Dead Heat Summer Race, and it appears to be based on a Cannonball Run Wacky Races-style competition with bikinis added to the equation. What can go wrong?

Besides lots of gelatinous plot being subject to torque and unbearable centrifugal forces, absolutely nothing.

At the moment we don’t know when the event will come to the western version of the game, but Creative Director Yosuke Shiokawa told us in a recent interview that the team is trying to follow the Japanese schedule as closely as possible, so it shouldn’t be too long.

Fate/Grand Order has been getting a lot of attention, and it isn’t very surprising considering the popularity of the IP, and that it’s almost single-handedly supporting Sony Music Entertainment’s profits.

The game is even getting two spin-offs, in the form of an arcade team battle game and a PlayStation VR waifu simulator featuring Mashu Kyrielight.

Fate/Grand Order is currently available for iOS and Android.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.