Sword Art Online Games for Nintendo Switch Are Being Considered

After launching Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on everything but the Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco is finally considering the console for the series.

on May 27, 2018 1:53 PM

So far, Nintendo Switch fans missed on the Sword Art Online series, with its latest game Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet even landing on the Xbox One, but skipping Nintendo’s new console.

Yet, this may change in the future. During the final Q&A corner of a competition hosted in Tokyo and livestreamed by Bandai Namco, Sword Art Online series Producer Yosuke Futami and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Producer Keishi Minami mentioned that expanding the series to the Switch is being considered.

Minami-san mentioned that before being a Bandai Namco Producer he is first and foremost a gamer, so his reasoning is not unlike that of many gamers. He would like a release on Nintendo Switch, so he is talking with Futami-san and others among his superiors at the moment. Although it may take a while, he’s giving it some positive thought.

Futami-san also added that Many of the customers are playing on Switch, and since the SAO fanbase is also quite young, he is also giving it full consideration and thinking about it positively. Fans should please wait and see whether or not it’ll be possible to make an announcement in the future.

You can check out the full recording below. It’s worth mentioning that the question wasn’t specific on Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, so it’s unclear on whether either of both producers were talking about that game in particular, ports of older titles, or future entries in the series.

If you’re interested in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, which is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, you can read our review, and grab a copy on Amazon.


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