A few days after the announcement, the developers of the mobile game Sword Art Online Variant Showdown have published the first recording of the gameplay with the battle against the boss. If earlier little was known about this project, now we can draw certain conclusions about the gameplay.
First of all, Variant Showdown will have a familiar third-person view, as in most action games. The battles are quite dynamic – with two skills and the ability to dodge attacks. Players can freely switch between three characters, with only one present on the battlefield at a time. There are also QTE scenes during which you need to touch the icons that appear on the screen. The auto-battle button is not seen in the video, so there is hope that the game will do without it.
The release of Sword Art Online Variant Showdown will take place in 2022 on iOS and Android, and now you can pre-register on the official website.