Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game Ships in West on February 23

posted on 2017-10-25 11:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
New trailer for PS4, XB1, Steam game also streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Europe announced on Wednesday that they will release the Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the West on February 23. The companies also began streaming a new trailer for the game.

People who pre-order the game will receive the Silver Assault Gun and Asuna and Kirito SAO avatar costumes. The Phantom Edition of the game will bundle figurines of Kirito and Sinon with exclusive costumes available through the Bandai Namco Official Store.

The game will launch in Japan on February 8. Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the game's third trailer earlier this month.

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, including Yuuki and Strea. The characters Llenn and Pitohui Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online light novel series will also 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.

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