Speaking of a gameplay where you must shoot your enemies (with firearms, obviously) to advance the story, one might think it’s an FPS game. Especially if you need quick thinking—actions—to attack and survive from enemies’ attacks. But, there are also games which aren’t FPS, but have the same condition as those FPS. Those are Third-Person Shooter games, TPS for short, and the Uncharted series are one of those famous TPS. Recently we got a leaked info for a TPS within Sword Art Online series, and then Bandai Namco decided to just go with it. They released an announcement trailer for their newest Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.
Become the hero of Gun Gale Online in the latest game of the Sword Art Online franchise in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Step into the versatile landscapes and environments of Gun Gale Online. Experience an original story supervised by series creator Reki Kawahara that unfolds and changes based on the players’ choices and interaction. Play as the protagonist, battle against opponents using new weapons and further customize gameplay by creating skills and abilities. Interact with characters from the Sword Art Online original novels, anime and previous games as you navigate a world that is vastly personalized and visually enhanced.
As an action based RPG, gun battle plays a large role unlike previous games, with unique and realistic designs resembling something out of a sci-fi movie and numerous other weapons and fighting styles to choose from. Stunning visuals also accompany this game thanks to the power of the Unreal Engine 4, which lends realism to the textures and materials, further immersing the player into the dynamic world. Full dive into Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.
- Welcome to the World of Guns: Gun Gale Online from Sword Art Online II is visually enhanced, with many landscapes to discover in an all new original story supervised by series creator, Reki Kawahara
- Unreal Visuals: Get lost in a lifelike world developed by Dimps with realistic and robust environments and textures made possible by Unreal Engine 4
- Friend or Foe: Challenge tough bosses that require friends in co-op or play against them in 4-on- 4 battles
- Realistic and Heroic Gun Play: plenty of one-of-a-kind and beautifully designed weapons to choose from and unique skills to create
- New to Xbox One and PC:Sword Art Online is playable on Xbox One and PC for the first time in the history of the popular gaming series.
Let’s talk about a few things from the rundown above.
First, noticed the word ‘original story’? Then expect a different story from the original anime. They said the thing in the big pod have an important role here.
Because it has a different story, other characters from other Sword Art Online series will be appearing in this installment too. Two of them being Asuna and Leafa. There will be others too, and the company are taking their times to give suitable weapons for those characters.
Second, it takes place within Gun Gale Online, so you can expect to meet many firearms. Gatling Guns, Sniper Rifles, Grenade Launchers, Assault Guns, you named it! You can also use melee weapons like the Photon Sword, but apparently it’s tougher to use than the firearms.
Is it Photon Sword? Or actually a Lightsaber? Who knows…
Moving on to the gameplay, it has features from previous SAO games. The Characters growth with levels and skills will be there. It also has similar feature from Freedom Wars, since Dimps is its developer. The Bullet Circle (square?) will be there too. It helps you to attack enemies with good accuracy.
You can see more footage in a livestream video below. Mark 1:29:00.
Another thing to notice within the gameplay is the Wire system and Bullet Line defensive system. You can use this wire to get away from enemies, or reach a nice spot to shoot the enemies. The Bullet Line allows you to see trajectory of bullets that are being aimed at you. Those systems will definitely help you a lot!