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 this gacha RPG from Bandai Namco has in store for us which reveals a new story of the SAO anime inside the game Cross Edge.
The release of Sword Art Online Variant Showdown for SAO’s 10th anniversary
The 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 which 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.
In Sword Art Online VS, we find Kirito and his friends in a brand new adventure, which takes place after the Alicization arc in the SAO lore. Go investigate alongside the main characters of the license to discover the secrets of the game Cross Edgein which players would have made themselves steal memories by a mysterious character.
Generous gacha, efficient gameplay and nice visuals
On the gameplay side, the Sword Art Online Variant Showdown release offers a gacha rpg in which you must compose your team of three characters, to be improved during your progress with skill cards. Each character has their own skills, which will have to be varied to balance your team in attack and defense.
Graphically, Sword Art Online VS takes advantage of beautiful anime visuals, highlighted by smooth 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 the character switchskills and dodges.
For the release of the game, Bandai Namco is very generous for a gacha with several SSR skills and characters offered in the login bonuses of the launch of the game, the 10 years of the anime and the release of the animated film Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night. Pre-registered players also benefit from a bonus with the following rewards: Asuna SSR.
That’s it 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.