During a special Sword Art Online related Tokyo Game Show livestream, Bandai Namco revealed that they’ll be bringing both Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to the Nintendo Switch sometime in the future. At this time, it’s unannounced as to whether the Switch versions of both games will come overseas but considering they’re already translated and made for the west on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll likely see them make their way westward. Not to mention the series has a whole bunch of fans here in the west.
Bandai Namco also revealed that a “Complete Edition” of Fatal Bullet will be available at some point. The Switch version, in particular, will launch as this version. Although both Hollow Realization and Fatal Bullet are products of the same series, they differ greatly in their gameplay offerings.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Sword Art Online series, I’ll sum it up for you quickly – a group of teens and adults find themselves trapped inside of an MMORPG. Obviously, there’s much more to it than that, and throughout the series, the main cast finds themselves taking on different MMOs that feature various settings and genres. With that in mind, Fatal Bullet offers players a third-person shooter-like experience, while Hollow Realization is a more traditional JRPG with an MMO-style interface.
You can check out the box art for each of the Switch releases down below as well as a video celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Sword Art Online video games. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is available right now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, while Hollow Realization is available on PS4, PS Vita, and PC.