Bandai Namco Hints at Possible Plans for Nintendo Switch Sword Art Online Game

Bandai Namco Hints at Possible Plans for Nintendo Switch Sword Art Online Game

Convention season started off strong with Anime North, and fans of the Sword Art Online can now look forward to possibly having their favourite series become a game for the Nintendo Switch.

In a recent questions and answers session live-streamed by Bandai Namco, Yosuke Futami and  Keishi Minami mentioned ideas of expanding the Sword Art Online series to the Nintendo Switch. Producer Keishi Minami, who worked on Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet for the Xbox One, said he understood gamers, being one himself. He said he is having talks with Futami and other members of the Bandai Namco team.

Futami also emphasized that many customers play their games on the Nintendo Switch, and is taking the age of their audience into consideration. outlining that the Sword Art Online fanbase is rather young.

Sword Art Online has its origins as a light novel by Reki Kawahara and illustrator abec. It featured the protagonist Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and supporting character Asuna Yuuki on the cover. Since then, Sword Art Online inspired a series of manga that was released in North America. The anime series then made its debut in Japan in July of 2012.

Sword Art Online got picked up yet again as an anime, and it is scheduled to have season three, Sword Art Online: Alicization, premiere this October. While you wait to once again dive into the world of Sword Art Online, you can still live for the moment with a teaser for Sword Art Online: Alicization, which was revealed last week:

The plot of Sword Art Online: Alicization revolves around Kirito getting offered a job at a private company. At first glance, his job seemed simple — test out a fourth-generation FullDrive machine. He would later find out that the company was actually conducting experiments to create new artificial intelligence for military use.

Liked this article and want to read more like it? Check out Remington Joseph’s Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet review.

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