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Bandai Namco Considers Releasing Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game on Switch

posted on by Karen Ressler
Game launched for PS4, Xbox One, Steam in February

Bandai Namco Entertainment producer Keishi Minami said in a Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet competition live-stream on May 28 that the staff is "considering" releasing Sword Art Online games for Nintendo Switch. Minami explained that he thinks the same way as someone who loves games. He said that he and his superiors are discussing the possibility of releasing the game on the Switch, and that he is optimistic about the discussions, but said it will take some time.

Producer Yōsuke Futami also added that Bandai Namco Entertainment recognizes that there are many young fans of Sword Art Online, so discussions for releasing the game on the Switch have only just begun. He noted that he cannot announce anything official just yet, but urges fans to wait.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet launched in Japan on February 8 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in the West on February 23 on the same platforms. The game also launched on Steam worldwide on February 23.

The game developed by Dimps 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 as well as the currently-airing Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online anime. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is the franchise's first game based in Gun Gale Online. 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.

Source: Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Saikō Squad Kettei-sen video (3:51:30 in video) via Hachima Kikō


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