Bandai Namco announced that the Dimps developed third-person shooter Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will an expansion pack along with a Complete Edition, along with this announcement the publisher revealed the game will make it’s way to Nintendo Switch in the west.
Titled “Dissonance of the Nexus”, this Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet expansion will allow players to explore the White Frontier, a new region which will be the setting for the epilogue of the story.
Additionally, the publisher revealed a Complete Edition for the game which will include:
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Season Pass with Ambush of the Imposters, Betrayal of Comrades, Collapse of Balance
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Dissonance of the Nexus
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet bonus contents such as a pre-order bonus and more.
The team also announced that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition will be headed to Nintendo Switch, release date to be announced.
However, the SAO news doesn’t stop there. Bandai Namco will also bring Sword Art Online Hollow Realization to Switch as a Deluxe Edition which will include all of the lengthy story DLC. Also, Sword Art Online: Lost Song will be making its way onto PC.
The Sword Art Online games usually feature a group of characters who explore a virtual MMORPG world. The games all focus on themes of friendship and bonding as they group together to take down a powerful foe. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is the first game in the series that allows the player to create their own protagonist and play through an original story.
You can check out the TGS trailer as well as the Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Dissonance of the Nexus trailer below:
Author’s take: Being a huge fan of SAO, and not ashamed to admit it, I’m glad to see that the series still has a following that will support these titles. Many anime IP video games are one-offs and rarely receive an entire series of titles, some of which are complete retellings of previous stories. So here’s to the future of SAO!
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