Sword Art Online Release Date & New Info

Get ready to join the action on 23rd February 2018 with the official Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet retail pre-order and collector edition.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announce today the Physical Editions available for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, developed by Dimps Corporation. Along with the edition’s announcement and the retail pre-order, the official release date has been undisclosed. The game will be available in physical and digital stores on 23rd, February 2018.

Available editions:

  • Standard Edition: Includes the full Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game.
  • Collector Edition: Features the full Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game, Kirito and Sinon figurines dressed with exclusive costumes from the game, 1 cloth Game Map and 1 exclusive art book.

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For people who pre-order the game*, a code will be available to unlock the SAO Asuna and SAO Kirito Costumes, plus an in-game weapon – Silver Assault Rifle will also be included.

To celebrate this news, new info about the game has also been revealed:

  • 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. This will allow the player to reach higher areas of the map, get closer to enemies, reach a better shooting position or hit flying opponents.
  • Bounty Player: In offline mode, besides enemies, some NPC will appear and challenge the player. They can appear in groups of 4 or alone. Defeating them will guarantee more rewards and a thrilling experience.
  • 4 players Party: Players will have the chance to either play solo or have up to 4 party members. In party mode the player won’t directly 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. These include; 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.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be available on 23rd February, 2018, simultaneously for the first time on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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