2018 is a very huge 12 months for anime video games. A ton of anime-inspired titles are on the way in which to varied platforms this 12 months, from Dragon Ball FighterZ and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth–both of that are already available–to My Hero Academia: One’s Justice and the bold, open-world One Piece sport, Grand Cruise. The most up-to-date is Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, Bandai Namco’s newest adaptation of the favored anime and manga collection, which arrived on PC and consoles on February 23.
Unlike earlier Sword Art Online video games, Fatal Bullet takes place throughout the world of Gun Gale Online (or GGO), the shooter/MMO that serves because the setting for the primary arc of Sword Art Online’s second season. Fittingly, Fatal Bullet performs out like a third-person shooter somewhat than a typical fantasy RPG, emphasizing cowl and twitchy gunplay over swords and magic. And whereas the sport would not comply with the identical story arc from the anime instantly, lots of SAO’s most recognizable characters do make an look in Fatal Bullet in numerous roles, together with Kirito, Leafa, and Asuna.
On the most recent episode of GameSpot Live, we performed via the early parts of Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. In our two-hour session with the sport, we explored the world, picked up treasure, gunned down enemies in dungeons, and met up with Kirito and different acquainted Sword Art Online characters. If you were not capable of be part of us earlier for the livestream, you possibly can watch a replay of our exploits on this planet of GGO above.
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is now obtainable on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you’d wish to see extra of the title, you possibly can watch Fatal Bullet’s opening film right here. We’ve additionally recorded eight further minutes of gameplay footage, that includes Sinon and Kirito battling large scorpions and different robotic enemies.