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.