Bandai Namco Thursday announced plans to bring a new crossover video game stateside featuring two well-known anime franchises in 'Sword Art Online' and 'Accel World'.
Titled simply Sword Art Online vs Accel World, it's an action RPG that takes place as the worlds of both respective animes begin to merge. The game features an original story comes from Reki Kawahara, the creator of both source material animes.
In the game, players build out three-person teams with the characters of their choice from both 'Sword Art Online' and 'Accel World' Each character comes with its own unique abilities. 'Sword Art Online' characters are able to utilize the fairy flight mechanic from Alfheim Online as well as magic whereas 'Accel World' characters have access to "Acceleration" and special techniques specific to the anime. By mixing and matching characters from both worlds, players will be able to create a special team as they take on the Seven Kings of Pure Color. Furthermore, players will be able to team up with three other friends to battle rivals in online multiplayer modes.
Sword Art Online vs Accel World will be available digitally for both the PlayStation 4 system and PlayStation Vita system in summer 2017.