Sword Art Online Variant Showdown trailer released; a simultaneous global release is planned for 2022

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will be released on mobile devices in 2022 by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment.


In 2022, Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will be launched on mobile devices worldwide at the same time. This release marks the tenth anniversary of the anime series Sword Art Online, and gamers and anime fans alike will be pleased to see Kirito's familiar face and learn more about his narrative in Sword Art Online Variant Showdown.

Players can pre-register now at the game’s official website to earn digital goods when the game launches. Sword Art Online Variant Showdown follows the game of Cross Edge, which was designed by a middle school genius. Kirito has heard of this game before, but two rumors come to his attention. The first: There’s a mysterious player who attacks out of nowhere. Losing to them means losing a portion of your own memories. The second: This player goes around wearing a hood pulled low to hide their eyes… Kirito can’t help but recall Laughing Coffin, the player-killer guild he faced in SAO.


Crossing the line. A game allegedly created by a genius in middle school. Kirito is familiar with the title. Two rumors regarding the game are brought to his notice one day. The first is that a strange player appears out of nowhere and attacks. Losing them is like losing a piece of your own memory. The second: This individual walks around with a hood drawn low over their face to obscure their eyes... Kirito is reminded of Laughing Coffin, the player-killing guild he encountered in SAO. Kirito and his pals begin playing Cross Edge in part to explore these reports, but they are soon targeted in a surprise attack.

Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will be a free-to-play game available on iOS and Android devices. More news about the game will be delivered soon.