Video game crossovers aren’t as uncommon as some people make them to believe. All it takes, is the right circumstances, the right teams, and the right titles to merge. That has happened again, as Bandai Namco has revealed a new crossover RPG in the form of Accel World VS. Sword Art Online.
As revealed in a press release, in the game, the worlds of Sword Art Online and Accel World have begun to merge together. And, n the midst of the merging, the strongest Burst Linkers from Accel World and Alfheim Online Players from Sword Art Online have to come together in a war of the worlds. Why? Well, they need to challenge the Seven Kings of Pure Color, as well as rescue a dear friend from the clutches of Personna Babel. Because why not? The best part of all of this, is that the story in Accel World VS. Sword Art Online will come from Reki Kawahara. Kawahara is in fact the creator of both Sword Art Online and Accel World, making this not only a truly unique experience for him, but one that you know he’ll put his heart and soul into in order to make sure both franchises are represented well.
In Accel World VS. Sword Art Online, gamers will build out three-person teams with their favorite characters from both series. Each of which will have their very own unique abilities. Sword Art Online characters will be able to utilize the fairy flight mechanic, while Accel World characters will have access to Acceleration and special techniques.
Through the combination of these worlds, you’ll be able to create some very unique teams, ones that will be able to challenge anything that is put in your way. There is no release date for Accel World VS. Sword Art Online just yet, however, they are planning for a Summer 2017 release for the US.