Saber joins the Melty Blood: Type Lumina roster

Melty Blood Saber

I ask of you, are you my main?

The new Melty Blood: Type Lumina launches in just a few days, but today developer French Bread announced another combatant coming to the fighting game. Saber, as seen in the Fate series, will be a fighter in Melty Blood: Type Lumina.

It’s not too much of a reach for a guest character appearance, considering both Fate and Tsukihime—the visual novel Melty Blood is based on—are both written by Kinoku Nasu. (They’re also kind of in the same universe, but that’s a complicated topic.)

Saber’s appearance in Melty Blood is also exciting because it’s been a while since she guested in Nitroplus Blasterz and even longer since the dedicated Fate fighting game, Unlimited Codes. Plus, it’s a pretty good adaptation of her; she’s got the invisible blade that can turn into the golden sword Excalibur, and plenty of fast, powerful sword moves.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina is the latest version of Melty Blood, a fighting game with a cult following based off the visual novel Tsukihime. Developed by French Bread, who also makes the Under Night In-Birth series, it’s a series of fighting games pretty full of action-packed anime brawling.

It’s also just a new fighting game to check out though, which is always exciting. It missed the date to be included in any of the Evo 2021 Online festivities, but who knows? It’d be cool to see some Melty Blood on stage next year. And with both a new Guilty Gear and ongoing games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, plus rollback updates to older games coming through, it’s been a pretty good time for anime fighters.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina drops on Sept. 30, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

Eric Van Allen