Bandai Namco Entertainment have revealed the story trailer for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, along with details about the game’s free updates.
The trailer shows the story behind on the game’s original character Medina. The trailer and press release also reveal that Renly, Sheyta, and Sortiliena from Sword Art Online Alicization will be recruitable, along with new character Hersyrian. Players will also fight off Black Knight, Kayode, and Mysterious Giant.
Characters can master the eight Sacred Arts (Heat, Ice, Wind, Water, Crystal, Steel, Light, and Darkness”), and grow close with characters in-game, and even date them.
You can find the story trailer below.
The press release also details the special editions for the game. Pre-ordering the standard edition has a bonus of four Design Contest Costumes, while pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition includes that, along with the Premium Pass, Premium Pass Bonus Costume, and 200 SAO Coins. The Four Design Contest Costumes can also be purchased separately.
Finally, the press release details how the game will improve with free updates. You can find that below.
“Lastly, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will introduce new ways to enjoy the game with free updates, SAO coins, and the CUBE system! Free updates for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will include events such as Monthly Raids and Daily Quests! By completing Daily Quests, players can earn tickets to exchange for CUBEs. CUBEs enable players to randomly win in-game costumes, accessories, weapon skins, and more! If players log on daily and complete each daily quest, they can obtain all the items from the CUBEs and deck out their characters. SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris also supports an in-game currency also known as SAO coins, which users can purchase to trade for individual items from the CUBE, enabling players to get their favorite items easily.”
You can find the rundown of the game (via Steam) below.
They always shared the same moments. They thought it would be like this for eternity.
Kirito awakens in a completely unknown virtual world, but something about it feels a bit familiar…
Set in Underworld, an expansive world introduced in the SWORD ART ONLINE anime, Kirito sets out on adventure in the series’ latest RPG!
Enjoy seamless, action-packed real-time battles using a combination of sword skills, sacred arts, and your favorite SAO characters!
Kirito meets a boy named Eugeo. Somewhere deep within their hearts is a lingering promise. To fulfill that promise and avoid losing each other, they set out on adventure together. Nothing will keep them from reaching their goal.
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris launches May 21st in Japan, and May 22nd in the Americas, and Europe, for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.