Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Sword Art Online Variant Showdown is now available for pre-download on both App Store and Google Play. Stay tuned for the official release.

Original Story:

In the new VR game, Cross Edge, it’s rumored that losing a fight to a certain mysterious player means losing a portion of your own memories.

To investigate these rumors, Kirito and his friends begin playing Cross Edge… and are soon ambushed. SAOVS has a completely original story set in the world of SAO after the Alicization arc. Play to unravel the mystery.

Key Game Features

Use character-specific Sword Skills and switch between offense and defense on the fly to get the upper hand in battle.

Equip your characters with Ability Cards to raise their power. Use cards strategically to get an edge over the competition by boosting characters’ strengths and shoring up their weaknesses.

Choose three characters you know and love from SAO and take control of them in battle. Each character has his or her own special techniques and Skills, so be sure to form parties that exploit your opponents’ weaknesses.

Content Planned for Post-Launch Updates
Here are some features that are planned to be added in updates after the initial launch.

Exact dates will be announced via in-game notices.

  • Battle Royal A 4-player PvP mode: The first battle royal rule in SAO games, where players compete to see how many other players they can defeat within a time limit. Use items which spawn randomly on the battlefield to swiftly turn the tide.
  • Character Customization: Customize your characters with accessories and outfits available in multiple color variations.

Preregistration Campaign
Over onr million players have preregistered worldwide. To celebrate, everyone who downloaded the app will get all the exciting preregistration rewards we announced before. Rewards will be distributed either as Login Bonuses or regular gifts.

Here are some of the gift items:

  • SSR [Will to Fight] Asuna
  • [Will to Fight] Evolution Crystal
  • [Will to Fight] Asuna Unlocking Materials (unlocking a character can raise their stats or make their Fixed Ability more powerful)
  • [The Flash’s Will] SSR Ability Card
  • 10x Scout Ticket (Guaranteed SSR)

Title: Sword Art Online Variant Showdown
Languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Thai
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  • Information is current as of the time of this announcement. Please note that content is subject to change without notice.
  • Game visuals are under development.
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