2018 is a very massive yr for anime video games. A ton of anime-inspired titles are on the best way to numerous platforms this yr, from Dragon Ball FighterZ and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth–both of that are already available–to My Hero Academia: One’s Justice and the formidable, open-world One Piece recreation, Grand Cruise. The most up-to-date is Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, Bandai Namco’s newest adaptation of the favored anime and manga sequence, 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 quite than a typical fantasy RPG, emphasizing cowl and twitchy gunplay over swords and magic. And whereas the sport does not observe the identical story arc from the anime straight, a lot of SAO’s most recognizable characters do make an look in Fatal Bullet in numerous roles, together with Kirito, Leafa, and Asuna.
On the newest episode of GameSpot Live, we performed by way of 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 a part of us earlier for the livestream, you possibly can watch a replay of our exploits on the planet of GGO above.
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is now obtainable on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you’d prefer to see extra of the title, you possibly can watch Fatal Bullet’s opening film right here. We’ve additionally recorded eight extra minutes of gameplay footage, that includes Sinon and Kirito battling big scorpions and different robotic enemies.