Sword Art Online Variant Showdown released

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown released

Anime and video game fans, get ready to come full circle with the Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release on iOS and Android. Let's find out together what's in store for this gacha RPG from Bandai Namco that reveals a new story from the SAO anime inside the Cross Edge game.

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release for the 10th anniversary of SAO

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release on Android and iOS coincides with the tenth anniversary of the SAO anime. As a reminder, Sword Art Online is a Japanese manga and anime that takes place in VRMMORPG. So it's always a little fun to see a video game adaptation of a work that deals with video games.

Sword Art Online VS finds Kirito and his friends in a brand new adventure, set after the Alicization arc in the SAO lore. Go on an investigation alongside the main characters of the license to uncover the secrets of the game Cross Edge, in which players were allegedly robbed of their memories by a mysterious character.

A generous gacha, an efficient gameplay and nice visuals

In terms of gameplay, the Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release offers a gacha RPG in which you have to compose your team of three characters, to improve during your progression with skill cards. Each character has its own skills, which you will have to vary to balance your team in attack and defense.

Graphically, Sword Art Online VS takes advantage of the beautiful visuals of the anime, highlighted by fluid animations in the menus and quality cinematics. In combat, the title is inspired by the gameplay of games like Genshin Impact or Tower of Fantasy with character switching, skills and dodging.

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release : gameplay

For the release of the game, Bandai Namco is being very generous for a gacha with several SSR skills and characters offered in the login bonuses for the launch of the game, the 10 years of the anime and the release of the anime film Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night. Pre-registered players will also receive a bonus with Asuna SSR as a reward.

So much for the Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release, available for free worldwide on Android and iOS. To discover all the latest releases, I redirect you to our new mobile games page.

Alco A fan of video games, SF, comics, cinema and new technologies, he is a bit of a geek cliché, but he assumes it.

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