In a recent interview by website 4Gamer last weekend, writer Kinoko Nasu said that the story of the popular Fate/Grand Order smartphone game will end after Arc 2. The final chapter has already been written and has been approved by Aniplex.
Since its release in 2015, Fate/Grand Order is one of the most popular series under the Fate franchise in which gained a couple of adaptations from anime, manga, stage play, an arcade game, etc. The game was also released for the United States and Canada in June 2017. The Japanese version of the game reached over 13 million downloads in May 2018 and 14 million as of August 2018.
The Arc 2 prologue was launched in the game’s Japanese version in late 2017, which was then followed with the first chapter released in April 2018.
In the interview, Nasu said that “With the plot that’s prepared, we plan to end the game with the end of Arc 2,” and “So I plan to do everything I want to do in this Arc. What’s scary is that players will inevitably say they want to continue.”
In the said interview, he also expressed that it would be difficult to write another story for the game that is “after the end”. However, he said that doing such is possible. As an example, he mentioned the various endings of the game Undertale. He is hoping that he would bring back that feeling when he finished Final Fantasy IV, a game that he admits was one his creative inspirations.
Fate/Grand Order has taken the smartphone game industry by storm and has got us to spend a lot of Saint Quartz and believing in RNG gacha luck. With its story now expected to end, we can only hope that there will be more in store for the fans in the future.