Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Announced For Early 2018 Release on XB1, PS4 and PC

It’s been less than a year since Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and less than three months since Accel World Vs Sword Art Online; but the that doesn’t stop publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiling the next ‘Sword Art Online’ project.

Entitled Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet this latest entry into the ‘Sword Art Online’ franchise will see players enter the online world of Gun Gale Online, the Virtual-Reality-Masstively-Multiplayer-Online (VRMMO) shooter from Sword Art Online II, and take on a new enemy threat.

Details of this game’s story have not been revealed, however development of the story is being supervised by the original series creator Reki Kawahara, and it is possible that this game will allow players to experience the Gun Bullet Story Arc, from the Sword Art Online II anime and Sword Art Online light novel, in video game form.

Gameplay wise Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will offer third-person-shooter mechanics alongside traditional RPG elements such as weapon upgrades, levelling up and skills; as explained in the synopsis and key features below.

Synopsis: Become the hero of Gun Gale Online in the latest game of the Sword Art Online franchise in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Step into the versatile landscapes and environments of Gun Gale Online. Experience an original story supervised by series creator Reki Kawahara that unfolds and changes based on the players’ choices and interaction. Play as the protagonist, battle against opponents using new weapons and further customize gameplay by creating skills and abilities. Interact with characters from the Sword Art Online original novels, anime and previous games as you navigate a world that is vastly personalized and visually enhanced. As an action based RPG, gun battle plays a large role unlike previous games, with unique and realistic designs resembling something out of a sci-fi movie and numerous other weapons and fighting styles to choose from. Stunning visuals also accompany this game thanks to the power of the Unreal Engine 4, which lends realism to the textures and materials, further immersing the player into the dynamic world. Full dive into Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.

Key Features

  • Welcome to the World of Guns: Gun Gale Online from Sword Art Online II is visually enhanced, with many landscapes to discover in an all new original story supervised by series creator, Reki Kawahara.
  • Unreal Visuals: Get lost in a lifelike world developed by Dimps with realistic and robust environments and textures made possible by Unreal Engine 4.
  • Friend or Foe: Challenge tough bosses that require friends in co-op or play against them in 4-on- 4 battles.
  • Realistic and Heroic Gun Play: plenty of one-of-a-kind and beautifully Designed weapons to choose from and unique skills to create.
  • New to Xbox One and PC: Sword Art Online is playable on Xbox One and PC for the first time in the history of the popular gaming series.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is currently in development for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC with the game expected to receive a worldwide release during 2018.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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