How appropriate that my first entry after a long period of inactivity is news about unlimited codes. Anyway, following up on the previous blurb – like a month ago – the new trailer for the PS2 version is out. As usual, notes of interest:
* New characters Bazett and Saber Alter (aka Black Saber)
* Looks like Bazett plays like Kirei except with glowing fists (her runes). One of her counters is, obviously, Fragarach, which works like Saber’s Avalon, blocking the enemy’s attacks plus dealing damage back.
Archer finally gets his own Kanshou & Bakuya combo (unless that was already in, I’ve never seen it before) – Archer’s original version of the triple-strike that Shirou derived his own from. Actually, it’s a lot duller than Shirou’s, since he basically just swings three times… but Overedge is pretty awesome. Okay never mind, apparently it is already in. Huh.
* Black Saber is badass, that is all. Also, she has some sort of Vader-esque telekinetic choke move using, er, the curse-mud? Oh, and the two Excaliblasts can cancel each other out.
* Continuing on replicating scenes from the games, Lancer and Bazett effs each other up when Fragarach is used against Gae Bolg – they even keep the whole ‘Fragarach strikes but Gae Bolg ‘twists’ around it and keeps going’ CG sequence from hollow ataraxia.
So, with Black Saber in, I guess we’ll get some more unique scenes when she fights Rider or Shirou. Are there going to be more alternate outfits, or is Saber Lily just going to replace the white dress? (Hoping on the former.)
Now, secret character. It’s possible that there wouldn’t be one, but my guess would be True Assassin, Kuzuki, or Avenger. Of course, I don’t think anyone expected Luvia, either, so it could be completely from the left field… like Fuji-nee. Or Caren. Or Kiritsugu, or Irisiviel. It’s pretty hard to tell.
Fate/unlimited codes PS2 (what, they’re not putting some weird subtitle to it?) will be out December 18th.