Fans who have been wanting to see a crossover of Accel World and Sword Art Online are kind of getting their wish. The cross over will be in the form of a video game titled Accel World vs Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight. While many would have preferred this to be in anime form, we are getting the video game for the Playstation 4 and PS Vita. The game is slated for release on March 16, 2017 and will feature Sword Art Online characters Kirito, Asuna, Lisbeth and Silica as well as Accel World characters Kuryukihime, Silver Crow, Scarlet Rain and Lime Bell. The voice actors from the anime adaptations will be returning to reprise their roles for the aforementioned characters.
This past Tuesday, Bandai Namco unveiled a promotional video for the game which reveals the theme song. The song is called “SxW -soul world-“ and is performed as a collaboration between KOTOKO and Luna Haruna. The video also teases that Accel World’s Ash Roller will make an appearance in the game and that first-print copies will include costumes from the upcoming Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie for Kirito and Asuna. It will also include a download code that makes the ALfheim Online version of Sachi a playable character.
Both Accel World and Sword Art Online are light novel series written by Reki Kawahara. While Sword Art Online begins in 2022, Accel World takes place in 2046. Both light novel series have inspired various anime projects, manga adaptations and spinoffs, and video games.