Although not an unfounded crossover given its source material, Bandai Namco Entertainment have confirmed they will be releasing the action RPG Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online on the PlayStaton 4 and PlayStation Vita on July 7th 2017. As the title clearly implies, this serves as a crossover game bringing together characters from two of Reki Kawahara’s most popular light novel franchise – Accel World and Sword Art Online.
The story of Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online doesn’t sound too different from what I would expect. For some reason, the worlds of Sword Art Online and Accel World have begun to merge, and in the midst of the chaos, Yui has gone missing. In order to gain access to her location, Kirito must challenge and defeat the Seven Kings of pure colour from the Accelerated World. Players from both groups come together in a war of the worlds where the strongest Burst Linkers and ALO Players are on a mission to save Yui from the hands of Personna Babel.
In terms of gameplay, players will be able to build out three-person teams comprised of their favourite characters from both series. The characters from Sword Art Online will be able to utlise the fairy flight mechanic and magic found in Alfheim Online, while Accel World characters will instead have access to Acceleration and special techniques.
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online will be available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita from July 7th 2017, with both digital and physical releases planned.