Bandai Namco has announced that the next game in its long line of SAO-inspired titles, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas and Europe on Feb. 23, 2018.
Those who pre-order will receive a code to download the costumes for Kirito and Asuna in their original Sword Art Online costumes, as well as the “Silver Assault Rifle” weapon.
Furthermore, those in the Americas will have a chance to snag a limited print “Phantom Edition” exclusive to the Bandai Namco Entertainment Online Store which will include the base copy of the game, as well as 6.3″ figurine of Sinon and Kirito both dressed in their in-game costumes; while those in Europe will have access to a Collector’s Edition which has the same bonuses as its American counterpart, but also features one cloth game map, and an exclusive art book.
Here’s a few details about Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet’s features as seen in the press release:
— UFG Weapon: The user’s avatar will be gifted by the ArFA-Sys with this special weapon. It enables 3D movements around the environment allowing the player to throw a light wire and reach higher areas of the map, getting closer to enemies reaching a better shooting position or to hit flying opponents.
— Bounty Player: In offline mode, besides enemies, some NPC will appear and challenge the player. They can appear in group of 4 or alone and defeating them will guarantee more rewards and a thrilling experience.
— 4 Player Party: The player will have the chance to face the entirely solo experience by himself or go to up 4 party members. In party mode the player won’t direct control the members but will have the chance to set specific actions and behaviours.
— New Characters: Besides Kirito, Asuna and Sinon new characters will join the crew like Yuuki, Strea, LLENN and Pitohui, both from Alternative Online Gun Gale
— GC Events: During the game some special actions can trigger special party events to discover more about the characters’ life.
Check out a new trailer for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet below: