Officially announced at the end of March by Bandai Namco, Sword Art Online Variant Showdown is the next official version on the mobile platform, celebrating the 10th anniversary of this popular Manga/Anime series. Recently, Sword Art Online Variant Showdown went live to detail the game as well as provide a first gameplay video in the hope of reviving some memories for longtime fans of Sword. Art Online.
The video provided gamers with a basic look at the gameplay as well as the initial scenario of Sword Art Online, which is said to take place in a completely new virtual world called Cross Edge. The developer prioritized bringing back a touch of nostalgia to the community with classic characters from the series such as Kirito, Asuna and Silica facing the iconic The Gleam Eyes, the fearsome boss at level 74 of Aincrad.
In this video, the gameplay is mainly action-oriented role-playing. To defeat the enemy, the player will have to clearly chain attacks while dodging the opponent’s attacks, using his various skills. Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will be released in 2022, but no specific time has been determined on both Android and iOS platforms.
However, when watching a video about this game, some Vietnamese gamers in the group “Introducing the latest Mobile Game – Android/iOS Game News” commented that it is likely that Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will become a bomb. spray. Even the gameplay and graphics of Sword Art Online Variant Showdown are not appreciated by Vietnamese players.
Of course, this is just the opinion of a part of Vietnamese gamers, not representing the entire community of players. All still need to wait until the time when Sword Art Online Variant Showdown is officially launched, then we have a chance to evaluate in detail whether this game is a blockbuster or will become a deadgame like as predicted by Vietnamese gamers.