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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game's English Launch Trailer Streamed (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
PS4, Xbox One, PC game launched on Friday

Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming two launch trailers on Thursday and Friday for the Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game launched in the West on Friday.

The game launched in Japan on February 8. LiSA performs the game's theme song "Thrill, Risk, Heartless."

Dimps developed the game. The game is 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 is featured in the Sword Art Online II television anime series, and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is the franchise's first game based in Gun Gale Online. The release is also the game series' first title for Xbox One and PC.

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, including the highest reward tier for a download code for Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment on March 23. The Phantom Edition of the game will bundle figurines of Kirito and Sinon with exclusive costumes available through the Bandai Namco Official Store.

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

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

Update: Added full launch trailer.

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