Sword Art Online Variant Showdown opens pre-registration ahead of its 2022 release

Game is available for pre-registration in selected regions!

Bandai Namco has opened the pre-registration for Sword Art Online Variant Showdown on iOS and Android devices. To celebrate 10 years of the Sword Art Online anime, the developers are releasing the game. Players will have the exclusive chance to inscribe their name on the SAOVS’s Monument of Swordsmen upon registering themselves for the game.

Eir Aoi will sing the theme song of the game. The game was first announced in March when the developers stated that the game is gearing up for a 2022 release and the game’s closed beta test was announced in May 2022.

Launch an investigation on Cross Edge and overcome challenges to claim victory in Sword Art Online Variant Showdown

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown focuses on Kirito who is one of the major characters in the Sword Art Online (SAO) anime. In the game, Kirito learns about a new game called Cross Edge which is responsible for causing memory loss in its players.

Kirito launches an investigation to get to the bottom of the matter. After the investigation starts and the players start playing Cross Edge a mysterious figure ambushes them. So, it is up to the players to overcome all the challenges and claim victory.

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown pre-registration
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Players will assume the roles of anime characters like Kirito and Asuna in 3D battles. The game includes menacing bosses like The Gleam Eyes. The game will allow players to use character-specific Sword Skills and switch between offense and defense on the go to take down menacing villains. Enemies’ special attacks can be parried by using unique counterattacks. Players can awaken unique characters who are capable of unleashing their true power on the battlefield.

Create a party and choose three characters to lead them into the battle

The game follows an original storyline where players will be able to experience a VR action game called Cross Edge. Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will allow players to experience a brand new story of Kirito and his friends. The game also introduces an original character called Layla. Also, the game allows players to create a party where they can choose three characters and lead them into battle.

In-game characters can be equipped with Ability Cards for powering up. These cards are also helpful in boosting strengths. Players must have a clear strategy for equipping the cards to a good roster.

The game will provide unique character customizations which players can use to equip different accessories and change the color of the outfits. Players can head over to the Apple App Store or Google Play to pre-register for the game now.

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