Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Launches in Japan on February 8

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English gameplay video, 2nd Japanese trailer also streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017 on Saturday that it will release the Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in Japan on February 8.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming an English gameplay video for the game on Friday.

Bandai Namco Entertainment additionally began streaming the game's second Japanese trailer on Saturday.

Dimps is developing the game. The game will be a third-person shooter role-playing game based in the fictional Gun Gale Online virtual-reality massively multiple online role-playing game. The fictional game featured in the Sword Art Online II television anime series, and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be the franchise's first game based in Gun Gale Online. The release will also be the game series' first title for Xbox One and PC.

Original light novel creator Reki Kawahara is supervising the game's original story. Players' choices and interaction will determine the course of the story. Players will create skills and abilities and utilize new weapons. Characters from the previous Sword Art Online novels, anime, and games will appear in the game.

Unlike previous games, the action game focuses on gun battles. The game will feature realistic visuals that utilize Unreal Engine 4. Some bosses will require friends in co-op mode to defeat, and players will also be able to face off in four-versus-four battles.

Update: Added new Japanese trailer.

Source: Dengeki Online (Tekeon)

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