There’s going to be a real Sword Art Online VRMMO

Welp

In what only seemed like a matter of time, a real virtual reality MMO based on the world of Sword Art Online is in the works. IBM Japan is creating a game just like the ones from the popular light novel and anime series and is now accepting applications applications for 208 ‘lucky’ volunteers to help test out the experience between March 18 and March 20 in Tokyo.

Hopefully in IBM and ASCII Media Works’ quest to vividly recreate Sword Art Online, series creator Reki Kawaharra doesn’t trap players in the game in some sick, deadly game. But if that happened, I guess you couldn’t say the man didn’t give everyone fair warning.

Until then, check out Bandai Namco’s Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Lost Song on the PlayStations, or have Asuna beat the hell out of Kirito in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

Sword Art Online: The Beginning [IBM Japan via Dengeki OnlineGematsu]

Kyle MacGregor Burleson