Bandai Namco has announced Sword Art Online Variant Showdown, a new action game in development for iOS and Android in commemoration of Sword Art Online‘s 10th anniversary. It will launch in 2022 worldwide.
Here is an overview of the game’s world, via its official website:
“Have you heard of Cross Edge?”
It’s a title Kirito has heard before.
A game which has attracted a lot of attention from players, not least because it was supposedly designed by a middle school genius.
One day at the Dicey Cafe, Kirito hears two rumors about Cross Edge. The first: There’s a mysterious player who attacks out of nowhere. Losing to them means losing a portion of your own memories. The second: This player goes around wearing a hood pulled low to hide their eyes…
Kirito can’t help but recall Laughing Coffin, the player-killer guild he faced in Sword Art Online. In part to investigate these rumors, Kirito and his friends begin playing Cross Edge… and are soon targeted in a surprise attack.
Watch the announcement trailer below.