WORLDS COLLIDE AND CHAOS ENSUES AS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. RELEASES ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE

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WORLDS COLLIDE AND CHAOS ENSUES AS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. RELEASES ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE

Build A Dream Team with Your Favorite Characters from ACCEL WORLD and Sword Art Online to Bring Peace to Worlds in Turmoil

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 7, 2017) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., the premier publisher of anime video games today announced that it has launched ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE in the Americas, digitally for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation® Vita handheld entertainment system.

The virtual and accelerated worlds have collided! Sword Art Online’s Svart Alfheim and the Accelerated World have begun to merge, and in the midst of the chaos, Yui has gone missing. Join Kirito and over 30 playable characters, as they challenge the Seven Kings of Pure Color from the Accelerated World to gain access to Yui’s location. 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 Persona Vabel, a mysterious figure who lives a thousand years in the future.

ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE is a dream anime crossover bringing together characters from two of Reki Kawahara’s celebrated franchises — ACCEL WORLD and SWORD ART ONLINE. The game features a large roster of characters from the anime and light novel series enabling fans to build out a three-person dream team with their favorite characters and utilize their special abilities in battle from both ACCEL WORLD and SWORD ART ONLINE. By mixing and matching characters from both worlds, players will be able to create an unstoppable team as they embark on an epic action role-playing game adventure. Players will also be able to team-up with three other friends to battle rivals in fierce online multiplayer modes. Additionally, through the use of a new Switch System built in to ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE, players can enjoy fast-paced battles while switching to different characters, enabling them to chain together long combos with no stop to the action on screen.

“The ACCEL WORLD and SWORD ART ONLINE series are known to the world for its incredible action and intriguing storylines that have entertained countless fans,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We’re excited to bring these two popular anime series together in ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE, creating a truly unique action RPG experience for fans to enjoy this summer.”

ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE is rated “T” for “TEEN” by the ESRB and is available now for purchase digitally via the PlayStation®Network at a MSRP of $59.99 for PlayStation 4 and $39.99 for PlayStation Vita. The Launch Edition of ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE is also available now. Fans who purchase the game before August 8th will receive the ACCEL WORLD VS. SWORD ART ONLINE Launch Edition that includes two exclusive DLC packs – the Ordinal Scale Pack and the SAO Origins Pack, which enables access to playable characters, Yuna and Sachi, and additional costumes. For more information regarding BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com, or join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at on Twitter at: https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com, www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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