Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game's 6th Promo Video Previews Story, Gameplay

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PS4, Xbox One, PC game arrives in Japan, West next month

The official website for the Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam began streaming the game's sixth trailer on Monday. The video previews the theme song "Thrill, Risk, Heartless" performed by LiSA.

The game will launch in Japan on February 8, and will then launch in the West on February 23.

People who pre-order the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will receive the Silver Assault Gun and Asuna and Kirito SAO avatar costumes. People who pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive the Gold Assault Rifle and Asuna and Kirito ALO costumes. People who purchase a season pass will receive a Guitar launcher and Pink and Green Photon Sword, and people who pre-order through the PlayStation Network will receive a special theme. Pre-orders for Steam will include the same bonuses depending on the number of pre-orders, and the highest reward tier will include a download code for Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment. The Phantom Edition of the game will bundle figurines of Kirito and Sinon with exclusive costumes available through the Bandai Namco Official Store.

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 from the 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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