While two Sword Art Online characters have already been revealed as part of the Degenki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX cast, a recent report by Dengeki Online mentions that at least one more will be a part of the crossover fighter. Main protagonist Kirito will join fellow playable character Asuna and supporter Leafa, further breaking the trend of each property having representation from a single main and assist fighter. Kirito will be playable at the upcoming Japan Amusement Expo 2014 (JAEPO 2014) along with thelast round of playable and support characters, which included Tomoka Minato and Hinata Hakamada from Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Golden Time’s Kaga Kouko, Kino of Kino’s Journey, and more. Gameplay footage is sure to surface from the convention, so stay tuned.
Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX is set to arrive in Japanese arcades this March. A console port is planned but details on platform and release date have yet to be revealed.
Much like previous announcements, this one came with a handful of new screenshots of Kirito in action, offering a glimpse of a few of the tools he’ll have at his disposal.