The upcoming Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown mobile game has revealed a new video showcasing some of the gameplay, as well as a sneak peak at the animated opening video by A-1 Pictures and messages from Sumire Uesaka and Eir Noi. You can watch the opening video sneak peak below:
Sumire Uesaka will voice the game’s original character Layla, while Eir Noi will perform the theme song “ANSWER”. They both a little about their participation in the new project, and you can hear their messages, as well as see some of the gameplay in the video below:
Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown is a game being developed to celebrate the anime’s 10th anniversary. It takes place in an original new game called Cross Edge. Besides the original character Layla, the confirmed characters are Kirito, Asuna, Leafa, Silica and Lisbeth. The official description for the game:
“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 Café, 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 SAO.
In part to investigate these rumors, Kirito and his friends begin playing Cross Edge…and are soon targeted in a surprise attack.
Source: Official Website
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