Fate/Grand Order has surpassed 5 million downloads since its release in June of 2017. Initially released in the U.S. and Canada, the global sensation has since expanded to be available in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Fate/Grand Order is currently available in over ten regions and five languages after overwhelming demand from fans across the globe.
The mobile game also received critical acclaim with an Award for excellence in the “Games of the Year” category at the Japan Game Awards 2018 organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) this past September. In a press release by the Japan Game Awards, the association cites the game’s overwhelming support from its users as well as its excellence in providing “a vast worldview, strategic battles that require use of skills and Command Cards, a variety of unique characters with a cast of distinguished voice actors, all in a free-to-play title” among the reasons for their decision.
The response in North America has been so strong that the mobile game kicked off its own special Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour 2019, beginning in Los Angeles, California. Saturday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 24th, Aniplex of America – makers of Fate/Grand Order; downloaded over 5M times and was the most tweeted game in 2018 – hosted FGO fans from everywhere. The unique experience happened for the first time ever in the U.S. via a two-day kick-off event in Los Angeles for the Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour 2019.
The kickoff event featured a plethora of attractions including many immersive photo-op areas, a Challenge Quest Battle Zone, and a Kigurumi Greeting Stage where fans could catch a glimpse of the Female Protagonist from “Learning with Manga.” Fans were dazzled by the large-scale Fate/Grand Order Monument, which captures an iconic scene from the game’s story that pulled any fan’s heartstrings. The Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour 2019 also had a mesmerizing Noble Phantasm Exhibit featuring life-size weapons from the game including both Jeanne d’Arc and Jeanne d’Arc (Alter)’s flags, Nero Claudius’s Aestus Estus, Gilgamesh’s sword, Ea, Leonardo da Vinci’s staff, and the unveiling of the never-before-seen Sakata Kintoki (Rider)’s Golden Bear and Altria Pendragon (Alter)’s Excalibur Morgan.
The Los Angeles event also summoned special guests, Satoshi Tsuruoka (voice of Arash, Gilles de Rais, Caligula, and Spartacus), and FGO PROJECT’s Creative Producer, Yosuke Shiokawa, for special panels on the Main Stage. Fans that attended the Los Angeles event were the first ones to get their hands on exclusive tour merchandise, as well as products from other vendors selling Fate merchandise.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU, BLEND-S, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower, Slow Start, Record of Grancrest War, Today’s MENU for EMIYA Family, PERSONA5 the Animation, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, Cells at Work!, DAKAICHI –I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Sword Art Online Alicization, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, and The Promised Neverland. In June 2017, the company launched the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, which has exceeded five million downloads.