Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Release Date & Collector’s Edition Announced

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment continues to tease western anime-gaming fans with news as following on from the recent announcements of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Drgaon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Digimon Story: Cybersleuth – Hacker’s Memory the publisher have now revealed new details surrounding Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet; specifically the games release date and the unveiling of a collector’s edition.

Firstly; Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, which is an action-adventure themed third-person-shooter styled JPRG based in the GGO (Gun Gale Online) world, will be released on the 26th February 2018 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. As per usual the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be available both digitally and physically while the PC version will be digitally only through Steam.

Secondly; Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be available in both a Standard & Collector’s Edition with the Collector’s Edition containing the base game, two exclusive figures (Kirito and Sinon) as well as cloth poster and exclusive bonus downloadable content.

Finally some additional details about the game were released, of which are listed below:

  • 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 from the 23rd February 2018 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC within Europe.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for 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 Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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