Bandai Namco has announced Sword Art Online: Replication Project, a new Sword Art Online virtual reality game in partnership with Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo.
Here’s an overview of the game’s story:
One day, you dive into the virtual reality MMO “Sword Art Online,” and in this world, you are taken prisoner on the floating castle of “Aincrad.”
You are now participating in a death game, where “death in the game means death in real life,” and you encounter a lonely, sweet girl named “Mist.”
Can you play this death game, in which various difficulties await, protect the girl, and survive until the very end…!?
Here’s a look at the player character next to new character Mist:
Bandai Namco is currently recruiting “5G Testers” for a hands-on event to be held from December 8 to 10 at Space 634 at Tokyo Solomachi in Tokyo Skytree Town. If you’re accepted, you will be able to go hands-on with the game for about 15 minutes, fighting alongside Kirito and Asuna, and meeting the new character. Applications will be open until November 15. 300 people will be accepted. You can apply here (you must be 13 or older).
Visit the official website here.