Fate/Grand Order Game's 'Dead Heat Summer Race!' Event Previewed in Anime Ad

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Type-Moon began streaming an animated commercial on Saturday for a "Dead Heat Summer Race!" event in its Fate/Grand Order smartphone game. The event is this year's swimsuit event.

Aniplex released the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game in Japan in summer 2015 and it has been downloaded more than 9 million times. The game received an English release in the United States and Canada on June 25. The game received more than 100,000 downloads in the first 12 hours after launching.

A 74-minute television anime based on the game titled Fate/Grand Order: First Order aired in Japan on December 31. Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki streamed the special the same day. Aniplex of America will release the special on Blu-ray Disc in North America on October 24 with Japanese and English audio.

The franchise also inspired a stage play that ran from July 14-17 at the Zepp Blue Theater in Roppongi, Tokyo. Additionally, two manga adaptations are in the works. Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella- launched in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine on July 28, and Fate/Grand Order -turas realta- will launch in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on August 9.

Type-Moon is working with Aniplex, Delight Works Inc., and Sega to launch the Fate/Grand Order Arcade game in Japanese arcades next year. A Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mash Kyrielight PlayStation VR game will launch in winter 2017.

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