Since the release of the Dollfie Dream Fan Book, there has been whispers regarding the cryptic two-page spread showing Saber Extra’s (Nero’s) signature weapon Aestus Estus with the words “Coming Soon”. Considering Saber Lily was just released in December 2011, could this mean we would see another Saber release sooner than expected? I mean it was nearly two years since Saber Alter and Saber Lily, so the thought of seeing Saber Extra in Dollfie Dream form this soon was a distant thought for me.
But it looks like that is indeed what is happening! Volks has revealed their next Dollfie Dream Web, launching a teaser page for Fate Extra. And since this is a web project, should be able to do direct ordering for the items. So won’t have to worry about the cruel mistress known as lotto results.
Photo of the teaser poster. This brings up another interesting point – Black Excalibur. Those familiar with Saber releases know that when Saber Alter was released she was without armor and Excalibur. She was dressed in her casual black dress. The inclusion of the Black Excalibur in the teaser material brings up some interesting thoughts. Will we see a “second release” of Saber Alter? If we do, will she include her black armor and Excalibur? Will she look like the original Saber Alter or be a “new” head mold? (Possibly a white skin version of Saber Lily or Nero). Will it be a Saber Alter accessory – just sword and/or armor without doll?
One thing is for certain: Being the Type-Moon fanboy I am (not to mention Saber fanatic), this is an exciting development for me. Aside from Yoko, all of my DD thus far have been related to the Fate franchises. Just something about them seem to move me to action more than other releases. This could mean yet another Fate girl will join the troupe sooner than expected!
Update: September 10th, 2011 – Looks like Volks USA will be participating in the web project as well. Not that there was any doubt, but the addition of translated material on their site strong indicator.
Guess all that is left is for us to wait for the banquet to begin!