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Bandai Namco has announced that pre-registration for its upcoming mobile action RPG Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown, based on popular anime series, is opened. While the prizes haven’t been announced yet, there will be giveaways and potentially free rewards for players who pre-register.
Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown was announced earlier this year, and went on to have a fairly positively received closed beta test. Like the anime it’s based on, this new entry in a long-running list of Sword Art Online games is action-based, taking place from a third-person perspective as you control various heroes from the series and take down massive villains in the process. dungeons and levels.
The story of Variant Showdown takes place right after the Alicization Arc, meaning this is an original tale that has not been told within the Sword Art Online timeline. This gives Bandai Namco a lot of room to play with and allows them to be unfettered from the boundaries of adapting the anime as it is.
It will involve Kirito, the protagonist, and his friends hearing about a brand new game called Cross Edge that has caused amnesia to its players. Based on this rumor alone, they set out to investigate this mysterious phenomenon and find out what is causing this strange effect.
Along the way, you’ll team up with different characters from the anime and battle with each of them, each equipped with their own set of abilities and skills that can then be upgraded. All your favorites are likely to be here, so if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll have plenty to dig into.
If you’d like to get ahead of the curve and be one of the players to get those pre-registration rewards, whatever they may be, you can do so at one of the links below this article! In the meantime, you can also check official website for more information on Sword Art Online: Variant Showdown!
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