Tokyo Game Show is still ongoing, and Bandai Namco announced a new mobile MMORPG, Sword Art Online: Integral Factor. The game takes place during the original Sword Art Online storyline, where players assume the role of one of the 10,000 trapped in the VR world until all 100 levels of Aincrad is cleared. It was not mentioned that the game will only be limited to 10,000 actual players.
Sword Art Online: Integral Factor is one of the rare games in the series where players do not assume the identity of the game’s protagonists. The beloved original cast, such as Kirito and Asuna, will appear in the game as non-playable characters. Bandai Namco did not reveal a launch schedule, although pre-registration is now ongoing in Japan. A selected group will be chosen to enter the Closed Beta phase.