Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Japan on February 8, 2018, Bandai Namco announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017.
First-print copies of the game will include a “Knights of the Blood” costume for Asuna, and the special weapon, “Silver Gun.”
PlayStation 4 users who purchase the digital version of the game will be able to play some of the game story’s starting area ahead of the game’s release.
A limited edition including a special box, copy of the game, two-disc soundtrack CD set, special contents book, Dengeki NerveGere Special Version Vol. 05 magazine, and special product code card will also be available for 10,900 yen (plus tax).
A Season Pass containing three additional episodes will also be released for 3,000 yen. Each episode can also be purchased standalone for 1,200 yen. The episodes will contain new dungeons, quests, enemies, and systems.
A Premium Edition including the Season Pass and game will be released for 11,200 yen.
Two new heroines, an old friend named Kureha (voiced by Ayane Sakura) and a mysterious player named Zeliska (voiced by Mamiko Noto), were also revealed.
Other characters from the series, including Lisbeth, Asuna, Kirito, Sinon, and Leafa, will also appear with newly designed costumes.
The player will be able to create their own avatar character, customizing elements such as gender, body, and hair. Kotaro Yamada, who did the comics Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet and Sword Art Online: Project Alicization, is collaborating on the game’s costume designs.
In the west, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is due out in early 2018.
Watch the Tokyo Game Show 2017 trailer below.