Sword Art Online Variant Showdown is an action video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.
“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.