Accel World VS. Sword Art Online is coming West

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Bandai Namco have announced today via press release that Accel World VS. Sword Art Online is coming West. This crossover Action RPG from the franchises created by Reki Kawahara will out digitally for PlayStation 4 and Vita consoles this summer. There is no mention of a physical release at this time.

Check out the full press release below for more information:


WORLDS COLLIDE IN ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE FOR THE PLAYSTATION 4 AND PLAYSTATION VITA FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.

An Anime Dream Collaboration Comes to the West This Summer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 26, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE, a dream anime crossover between two celebrated franchises from the mind of Reki Kawahara. The crossover action RPG title will be available digitally for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld system in the summer of 2017 for the Americas.

The worlds of SWORD ART ONLINE and ACCEL WORLD have begun to merge! In the midst of the chaos, the strongest Burst Linkers from ACCEL WORLD and Alfheim Online Players from SWORD ART ONLINE must come together in a war of the worlds to challenge the Seven Kings of Pure Color and rescue a dear friend from the clutches of Personna Babel. This all-new original story comes from Reki Kawahara, the creator of both SWORD ART ONLINE and ACCEL WORLD, for an interdimensional adventure between two popular anime franchises.

Players will build out three-person teams with their favorite characters, all with unique special abilities, from both the SWORD ART ONLINE and ACCEL WORLD series. SWORD ART ONLINE characters will be able to utilize the fairy flight mechanic from ALfheim Online as well as magic, while ACCEL WORLD characters will have access to Acceleration and special techniques. By mixing and matching characters from both worlds, players will be able to create an unstoppable team as they take on an epic action role-playing game adventure. Players will also be able to team up with three other friends to battle rivals in fierce online multiplayer modes.

ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE will be available digitally for both the PlayStation 4 system and PlayStation Vita system in summer 2017. For more information regarding products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com, https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, and join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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