Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Details ArFA-sys’ Functions, Skills and More

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | abec Key Visual

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released more screenshots and information for their upcoming game, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. The new information details the different functions of your ArFA-sys companion and the different weapons, skills and gadgets you’ll come across in the game.

You can check out the new details below.


About ArFA-sys

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Male ArFA-sys Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Female ArFA-sys

A humanoid android found on the “SBC Fluegel” space ship. The protagonist’s ArFA-sys is equipped with a special “Type X” AI that allows it to think and provide a variety of different supports.

The ArFA-sys can’t become stronger than its master. It will transform depending on the growth of the protagonist. The protagonist can freely customize the ArFA-sys’ appearance and gender to whatever they prefer.

In order to progress in the story, there are some quests that cannot advance unless you bring the ArFA-sys along too. The protagonist and ArFA-sys will grow together while being forced to make “decisions.”


ArFA-sys’ Four Functions

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys Talk

The player can talk with the ArFA-sys and utilize various functions while in their room. The functions unlock based on your progression in the story.

Money Management System

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys Money Management 1

  • Your ArFA-sys will automatically collect money gained through battle and invest it in order to make a profit. The player can set the amount of money deposited and the rate of interest it will be invested. Use the function wisely and become rich!

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys Money Management 2

 

AI Settings

  • The player can set the actions their ArFA-sys takes in battle. You can make them a front-line war machine or you can make them a support focused on recovery. What your ArFA-sys does is up to you!

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys AI Setting

Color Coordination

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys Color Coordinate 1

  • The player can change the color of ArFA-sys’ equipment. They can change the color of their clothes and even weapons and accessories. Make your ArFA-sys the most fashionable one around!

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys Color Coordinate 2

Emotion Settings

  • You can also set the emotional expressions of your ArFA-sys. You can choose from Simple and Detailed settings while setting the emotions. Your ArFA-sys will react with different emotions when you meet a friend, during battle, and when you clear a quest.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | ArFA-sys Emotion Setting


Weapons Overview

Sub Machine Gun

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | SMG 1

Recommended range: Short and Middle distance

The SMG is a good and balanced weapon that is lightweight and easy to handle. It can hold a lot of ammo and can pack quite a punch. Use this weapons to shower enemies with a merciless attack.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | SMG 2

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | SMG 3

Gatling Gun

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Gatling Gun 1

Recommended range: Middle and Long distance

The Gatling Gun is a heavyweight-class weapon. Your weight will easily go over-capacity while equipped with it so take caution when using it. It can launch a concentrated attack on enemies with rapid speed. Definitely a weapon to look out for.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Gatling Gun 2

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Gatling Gun 3

Grenade Launcher

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Grenade Launcher 1

Recommended range: Middle and Long distance

The grenade launcher can launch devastating attacks while the player stays in cover due to the curving trajectory of the grenade. You can launch devastating attacks on large groups of enemies while maintaining your distance. Another weapon, to look out for.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Grenade Launcher 2

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Grenade Launcher 3


Skills Overview

Skill Settings

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Skill Menu

Skills can be acquired by the use of SP (Skill Points).  Skills can be set for each weapon and there are skills that can be used across all weapon types. There are also unique skills that can only be used for certain weapons.

Attack-Type Skills

An introduction to some of the skills that can deal major damage to an enemy.

Quick Shot

Supported Weapon: Handgun

Continuously fire bullets at a nearby enemy.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Quick Shot

Gun Sting

Supported Weapon: Shotgun/Assault Rifle

Performs a high-speed rush towards the target, and adds on a shooting attack if it hits.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Gun Sting

Horizontal Square

Supported Weapon: Sword/Gun and Sword

After unleashing four consecutive sword attacks at the target, mows down a wide range with a square shockwave.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Horizontal Square

Buff-Style Skills

An introduction to skills that buff your character. These include skills that strengthen your attack or defense power or heal your allies.

Shield Matrix

Supported Weapons: All Weapon Types

You cannot move while using this, but you will not receive damage. The amount of time it lasts can be extended by long-pressing the button.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Shield Matrix

Healing Area Bullet

Supported Weapons: All Weapons except Swords

Generates a recovery area at the site of impact, and allies who touch the area will recover HP.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Healing Area Bullet

Debuff-Style Skills

An introduction to skills that can inflict foes with status ailments. These include ones such as poison, blaze, stun among others.

Blaze Bullet

Supported Weapons: Hand Gun / Shotgun / Sub Machine Gun / Assault Rifle / Gatling Gun / Gun & Sword

Fires a special bullet that generates a fire area after an explosion occurs at the impact site, and inflicts an abnormal blaze state accumulation effect.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Blaze Bullet

Poison Gas Bomb

Supported Weapons: Hand Gun / Shotgun / Sub Machine Gun / Assault Rifle / Gatling Gun / Gun & Sword

Fires a special bullet that generates a poison area at the impact site, and inflicts an abnormal poison state accumulation effect on the enemies it touched.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Poison Gas Bomb

Gravity Field Generator Bullet

Supported Weapons: Gatling Gun / Launcher

Fires a special bullet that generates a gravity field that sucks in enemies at the impact site.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Gravity Field Generator Bullet


Gadgets Overview

The player can set up to four gadgets to a palette for use in battle. Gadgets can include items such as grenades, recovery kits, traps and so on. Some items require higher stat values for DEX and other things.

Frag Grenade

Throws “a grenade that explodes in about three seconds after throwing” in a parabolic orbit. It is extremely effective against humanoid enemies and enemy players, and is also a good countermeasure against the harder parts of monsters.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Frag Grenade

Smoke Grenade

Throws “a smoke grenade that generates a smoke field that obstructs the field of vision three seconds after throwing” in a parabolic orbit. While it does not have power to deal damage, it is useful in many circumstances, such as to evade enemy attacks, to distract the enemy, or to send a signal.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Smoke Grenade

Emergency Care Kit

Increases HP recovery power for a fixed period of time. Unlike skill recovery bullets, it does not recover HP all at once, but rather gradually within the effect period.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Emergency Care Kit


Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is set to release on February 8 in Japan and February 23, 2018 in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

SOURCES: Gematsu, Dengeki Online

About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).




  • Hyou Vizer

    not even a SAO fan, honestly i hate the anime

    but this…….this all looks amazing, I feel it should be it’s own IP honestly

    • Malascus

      It’s made by the same people that made freedom wars.

      This feels pretty much like freedom wars 2 exept sao themed

    • Hyou Vizer

      heard of that game, never played it

      i recall i having some anchor mechanic always needing someone with you or whatever