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Dive into the world of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris Available now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One & PC via STEAM®

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce the launch of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM® in Southeast Asia today (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines). Along with the game release, a new launch trailer has also been revealed today.

Another “Underworld” different from the original anime

Following the storyline from the anime, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris puts players right inside the “Alicization” arc. Players will play through the original story from the first part of the anime “Alicization” to the scenario where the final boss Administrator appears for a battle. After the final battle with the Administrator, the game original storyline “Alicization Lycoris” develops.

In “Alicization Lycoris”, Kirito, Alice, and the game’s main heroine, Medina, are shown fighting against powerful enemies. New terrain and places that did not appear in anime are added, as well as items for strengthening equipment.

Day-1 Retail Bonus for Southeast Asia
Bonus for a retail package version in Southeast Asia rewards players with one official SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris badge (while stocks last). There is five different designs in total!

Day-1 Package & Digital Version DLC Bonus for Southeast Asia
The bonus common to both the package version and the digital version is a DLC which rewards players with 4 original costumes from the Costume Design Contest.

For the first time ever, players can experience SWORD ART ONLINE’s anime storyline in game format with SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris! Play as the protagonist Kirito and immerse yourself in the Underworld, a mysterious virtual world set in the anime’s Alicization arc.

Featuring intense battle action, stunning JRPG visuals and an expansive world to explore your journey set in the mysterious next-generation online game “Sword Art Online” based on the light novel by Reki Kawahara.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris is available now for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM™ in Southeast Asia today (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines).

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NEW PLAYABLE CHARACTERS, MORE STORY & GAMEPLAY REVEALED!

And latest Digital Pre-order / Retail Package Day-1 bonuses details!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is pleased to reveal the latest trailer for the upcoming action RPG game SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris slated for released on 22nd May 2020 in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & Philippines).

※Footages are taken during game development.
Discover the trailer where other new original characters make their appearance: https://youtu.be/medYneHh27k

First trailer with Opening Theme, Stories & New Characters released!
The latest trailer released for the first time today, it features the opening theme ‘Scar / Let’ by artist ReoNa. The Underworld will evolve even more with the emergence of a mysterious man Hersyrian, Black Knight, and Mysterious Giant. The story development also gives a glimpse of the heroine Medina’s past and future. In addition to new stories and characters, relationship between players including possible interaction features will still be in the game.

Players will be also able to use the eight different Sacred Arts to turn over a battle and counter their enemies. Each Sacred Art has unique battle effects and can be charged for even stronger attacks!

New playable characters from the source material have been confirmed:
· Renly Synthesis Twenty-Seven: Part of the Integrity Knights, he battles against the Dark Territory forces as the leader of the Human Empire army. Renly is the only character who can use the Twin-Wing Blades weapons and especially the “Twin-Edged Wings”.
· Sheyta Synthesis Twelve: Integrity Knight also known as Sheyta the Silent Taciturn, the Administrator gave Sheyta a divine weapon able to slash any and all things, The Black Lily Sword.
· Sortiliena Serlut: Graduating second in her class at the Swordcraft Academy, Sortiliena was served by Kirito whom earned her respect. She uses her own battle style with Claymore-type weapons.

PlayStation®4, Xbox One, STEAM® Digital Early Purchase Bonus / Day-1 Retail Package Bonus (Southeast Asia)
· 4 Original Costume Design Contest in-game costumes
· SAO Coin: 200

About SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
Based on the season 3 of the anime adaptation, the franchises biggest story arc, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris features a stirring story faithful to the original anime, supervised by the renowned author Reki KawaharaSWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris embrace the medieval-fantasy world of the Alicization arc – where players are able to wield great swords, meet knights and come face-to-face with mythical creatures.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will be available on 22nd May 2020 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM® in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia).

For more information about SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, please visit the official channels:
Official website (Japanese): https://al.sao-game.jp/
SAO game official twitter: https://twitter.com/sao_gameinfo

Sinon, Leafa, Silica and Lisbeth will make their appearance in SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris!

Confirmed in the latest trailer of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris and to the fans’ delight, Sinon, Leafa, Silica and Lisbeth will make their appearance in the game!

Watch the cast reunite in this trailer, along with the original song “Scar/let” by Reona: https://youtu.be/miyP_LVHl6Q

Recurring characters of the Sword Art Online franchise, the four heroines will come back once again to help Kirito on his journey through the Underworld. Players will be able to add them to their party and use their strength to defeat their enemies!

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will be available on 10th July 2020 for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM in Southeast Asia.

For more information on SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, you may visit the official game page: https://al.sao-game.jp/

SWORD ART ONLINE – Alicization Lycoris Announced for PlayStation®4, Xbox One And PC

SINGAPORE – 01 April, 2019 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris for PlayStation®4, XBox ONE and PC via STEAM®.

Based on the season 3 of the anime adaptation, the franchise’s biggest story arc, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris features a stirring story faithful to the original anime, supervised by the renowned author Reki Kawahara. SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris embraces the medieval-fantasy world of the Alicization arc – with players able to wield great swords, meet knights and come face-to-face with mythical creatures.

This new chapter will take place in a mysterious virtual land – The Underworld. Players will play as Kirito and visit this new realm, meeting his friend, Eugeo. They will embark on a quest to save Alice, their childhood friend who disappeared after violating the laws of The Underworld.

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SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will feature new gameplay experiences from those seen in previous SAO titles, ensuring the game will enchant existing fans as well as new comers. Lycoris is a word borrowed from the botanic vocabulary, the Lycoris Radiata. It’s a beautiful flower that symbolises loss, separation, reunion and passion, something perfectly fitting of the story of the Alicization Arc!”

– Yosuke Futami, Producer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will be available on PlayStation®4, XBox ONE and PC via STEAM®.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Free Story Update Part #3 “Ancient Apostles: The Bruised King”

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.40” has been released to fix major/minor bugs and improve overall gameplay. Please see below for details.

Free additional story update part #3 “Ancient Apostles: The Bruised King”
Free additional story update part #3 “Ancient Apostles: The Bruised King”

New Additional Content

  • Added free additional story update part #3 “Ancient Apostles: The Bruised King”
    *This quest can be accepted after completing “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods”
    *If the “Ancient Apostles: The Knight of Contradictions” does not start even if the “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods” is complete, please try below.
    • If Cardinal is set as one of the party members, please remove her from the party.
    • If the player is in a dungeon, a village or a town, such as the Southern Corridor and Rulid Village, please exit from the dungeon, village, or town
  • Added “Memory Arena”
    *This mode is only playable as Kirito
    *Player must first complete “Ancient Apostles: The Bruised King” to unlock the Memory Arena
    *The Memory Arena is held every Friday through Sunday
    *Internet connection is required to play the Memory Arena
    *The “Memory Coins” which can be obtained by completing each quest in the Memory Arena can be exchanged for items in the “Arena Shop” that will be implemented in the future.

Battle

  • Increased the level cap of playable characters from 80 to 90
    *The level cap will be upgradable after updating the game to Ver1.40
    *The limit of the SYSTEM CONTROL AUTHORITY will stay at 50
  • Max level of enemies has been increased from 300 to 500
  • Increased the level of weapons from 15 to 20
    *In order to level up, the player must complete Mutated Beast Quest to obtain the required resources
  • Increased normal attacks and sword skill speed
  • Shortened the end lag for overall battle skills
  • Increased the range of buffs given to the surrounding area when activating the sword skills for the One-Handed Sword listed below:
    • Mjolnir Hammer, Heart Strike, Affinity Rain, and Variable Blow
  • The attack range of the Whip sword skills are now visible
    *This does not include normal attacks

System

  • The quest icon can now be selected from the map menu to set as quest markers
  • Adjusted the location of the icon to make it easier to select North Centoria on the world map
  • The detailed map of North Centoria can now be opened with one button from the map menu
  • Added “Open Detailed Map” in the Sub Menu
  • Adjusted the sort types for the item sorting option
  • Adjusted the cursor to hover over the strengthened armor when the armor is strengthened
  • Adjusted to make it easier to gain fishing proficiency
  • The stamina gauge for swimming now decreases slower
  • Players can now skip event scenes for raid dungeons that have already been completed
  • An icon will appear when approaching an enemy that is to be defeated
  • Reduced the number of points lost when removing an unlearned anima/persona from an NPC

Others

  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues

Free Wallpapers

To celebrate the release of free additional story update part #3 “Ancient Apostles: The Bruised King”, we have prepared wallpapers you can download for PC or smartphone!

Selka Illustration ver. (For PC)

Selka Illustration ver. (For smartphones)

Thank you again for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Patch Ver. 1.03 released

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.03” has been released to fix major / minor bugs, and apply improvements to the overall gameplay for PlayStation®4/Xbox One/STEAM®. Please see below for details.

Fixed issues
Issues where the player becomes stuck or uncontrollable.

Chapter 1: “First Real Fight”, “Low Attendance”:
On some occasions, the player would not be able to progress through the event after they talk to Ronie and Tiese. Now players will be able to talk to them again even if they save and return to the title screen after talking to only one of the characters.

Chapter 1: “All That You Can Be” event (Sadore’s event):
If the player accepts the service quest “Marriage Mishap”, during the “All That You Can Be” event, the player could get stuck when moving to Sadore’s shop while being told to go to Abyssena’s shop. Players are now able to successfully complete both quests.

Chapter 1: “Labyrinth of Memories”
Players have been unable to go down to the 90th floor from the 95th floor, being blocked by an invisible wall. Now players can successfully go back to the 90th floor from the 95th floor.

Chapter 2: Fixed an issue that occurs during the event where the player needs to proceed to the town of Sustira in Sothercrois.

Chapter 3: “Clamp Cluster”
Fixed the issue where the player would not be able to proceed due to being blocked by an invisible wall on certain occasions.

Service quest: Fixed the issue where the player gets stuck during the service quest; “Defeating the Waterfall Beasts”.
– Others: During the main quest in Warmia Greenbelt, Deusoldort Desert, and Cordea Plains, partner characters used to trigger an event that prohibits the player to go beyond the playable area, and repeat labeling the same text, but now partner characters will no longer trigger that event.
– Fixed the issue where players will be stuck when they perform a back flip on a certain location in the 95th floor of Central Cathedral.
– Online Multiplayer: Players with low progress of the main quest will not match with players with higher progress, and the progress will not be affected by the host player.

Maps:
– Fixed issues where players will clip through the map in certain areas.
– Fixed issues where the snow and rain weather effects slow the game.
– Improved loading and FPS issues. (Further improvements are planned in upcoming updates)

Camera:
– Improved camera controls (Further improvements are planned in upcoming updates)

System:

  • “Auto-Jump Obstacles” settings will now only apply when the player is running.
  • Fixed the issue where the progress would not be saved when crafting multiple items repeatedly.
  • Fixed the issue where the proficiency of party members will decrease in certain conditions.
  • Fixed the issue where the enemy character would cancel their winning animation when the player loses a Bladelock,
  • Fixed the issue where the camera gets locked when the player becomes unable to fight
  • Fixed the issue where the player was able to move the camera while sharing the bed with a partner.
  • Fixed the issue where hints for Main Quest would show up above another player.
  • Changed the label of item rarities so it is easier to understand.
  • Added the “Combat log” option
  • Items can now have a discount depending on the player’s Renown.
  • While no enemies are targeting the player, pressing down the left stick will allow the player to sheathe and run.

Battle:

  • Lowered the difficulty of Chapter 1.
  • When a deflect is successfully pulled off, the follow up attack will no longer be cancelled by guarding.
  • Enemies teleporting back to their original position will no longer reset their health.
  • Fixed the issue where the player will clip through the wall when using certain sword skills in certain areas.

UI:

  • Improved the speed of changing tabs in the menu.
  • Fixed the issue where an unintended icon would appear on screen when Ally Skills are pulled off.
  • Fixed issues where the pin on the map will disappear on certain occasions.
  • Fixed the issue where the weapon you bought and equipped at a store will not be reflected in the model in the main menu.

Quests:

  • Fixed the issue where the quest icon changes in certain occasions.

Network:

  • Fixed and balanced overall issues regarding the Wayfarer.
  • Fixed the issue where the camera moves unintentionally when talking to a Wayfarer while a battle starts in the other player’s game.

Graphics:

  • Fixed graphical issues regarding the character’s equipment.

Multiplayer Mode:

  • Fixed the issue where the guest player cannot bring an NPC Wayfarer to multiplayer mode.
  • Fixed the issue where the player starts outside of a map when failed to synchronize quest progress.
  • Fixed the issue where players will be unable to control their character when revived during a swimming state.
  • Fixed the issue where the guest player will not be able to control their character when the connection fails during certain occasions.
  • Fixed the issue where the sitting motion is not synchronized between players in the same lobby.
  • Fixed the issue where guest players with low progress of the main quest were able to join a lobby with a higher progress rate.

Quest:

  • Fixed the issue with the quest icons being labeled unintentionally when the player opens the map in Santoria.
  • Fixed several descriptions of certain quests.
  • Fixed sub episodes “Alice’s Resolve: Her Final Fight” and “Medina’s Resolve: Her Final Fight” to be accessible even after a certain period of time.

Skills:

  • Fixed certain text colors to match their effect.
  • Fixed issues regarding Bladelock
  • Corrected the description of “Heavy Blow” to match its motion.
  • Increased overall damage of Sword Skills.
  • Fixed enemies’ motions when certain skills are used.
  • Balanced the attacks by Bows to increase its range of normal attacks.
  • Fixed motions of certain skills.
  • Fixed the labels Buff List to show correct icons.
  • Adjusted several effects pulled by certain sword effects.
  • Fixed the issue where the buff “HP Slip” is triggered unintentionally in Santoria.

Tutorial:

  • Added tutorial for Wayfarers and Play Avatars.
  • Fixed typographical errors in certain tutorials.
  • Fixed issues where the tutorial would not get triggered.
  • Fixed issues where the tutorial video gets disturbed.

Advanced Coding:

  • Fixed the issue where the “Customization Points” gets used in certain occasions when setting an Arts Code.
  • Balanced overall settings of the Advanced Coding system.

Arts Code:

  • Fixed certain texts regarding the Arts Code conditions.
  • Fixed the issue where the direction pad gets uncontrollable after deleting an Arts Code.
  • Fixed the issue where an application error occurs when editing the storage of the Arts Code under certain occasions.
  • Fixed the issue where the pre-set number of the Arts Code changes unintentionally.
  • Fixed the issue where a message window pops up unintentionally after the player cancels deleting a Segment.
  • Fixed the issue where players will not be able to change their weapons after certain controls in the Records Menu.
  • Fixed the issue where the combat Skill “Beast’s Bellow” was un-recordable.

Others:

  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues.

The Ver1.03 patch improved the contents listed below, but we will continue our support to implement more improvements in the upcoming updates.

  • Loading time
  • Frame rate
  • Auto save points
  • Camera movements and controls
  • Mouse / Key assignments

New Additional Contents

  • A “Raid Dungeon” and 4 new maps have been added.
    • The Spire of Eternity Research
    • The Lost Paradise
    • The Silent Icegaol
    • Beastsnare Grotto
  • With the addition of the “Raid Dungeon”, new accessories have been added as rewards.
  • Added Wayfarer “ReoNa” and her Sub Episode.
  • Added “Prize Outfit (Medina)”.
  • Added “Icethorn/Goldflower Warrior Garb” in the Visualize Attire. (Can be equipped by: Kirito, Eugeo, Alice, Selka, Sortiliena, Ronie, Tiese, Medina, Asuna, Silica, Lisbeth, Leafa, and Sinon.)
  • After Chapter 1 is completed, costumes worn by the residence in the Underword will be unlocked in the Visualize Attire (Total of 18 costumes for male characters, and 33 costumes for female characters. Costumes can be worn by Kirito and Eugeo).
  • Added Finish Arts to the “Mirage Blade of Inferno”.
  • Added numerous Face patterns and Hairstyles options in the Character Create
  • Added “Gavel of Gluttony”, “Wayfarer Armor”, and “Dark Knight Claymor” in the visualize attire with conditions.

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – STEAM® Patch Ver. 1.03a released

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.03a” has been released for STEAM® to fix bugs and improve controls. Please see below for details.

  • Improved controls when using a controller to edit the skill tree.
  • Fixed the issue where it was unable to add a new Arts Code on certain occasions.
  • Fixed the issue where the controller and the mouse/key board had different behavior when editing an Arts Code.
  • The mouse cursor will now disappear when not controlled for 2 seconds.

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.04 Patch

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.04” for PlayStation®4/Xbox One/STEAM® has been released to fix major / minor bugs and apply improvements to your overall gaming experience. Please see below for details.

Please note that players with different versions of the game will not be able to join the same lobby in multiplayer. To play co-op multiplayer together with your friends, please ensure you all have the latest update installed.

  • Fixed issues

Quests

  • Added “Main Quest Recovery” to the title menu. Select this option whenever you want to start the ongoing quest from where you left it, or if the game freezes
  • Fixed the invisible walls preventing the player from proceeding in these locations:

– Around the whirling waves in the “Reind Lakeshore”

– Under the bridge in “Raubal Greenbelt”

– Around the broken bridge in “Villind Plateaus”

– Around Lurid village in “Lodend Mountain”

  • Selecting “Continue” in the main menu will now fix any further issues of players being blocked by an invisible wall.
  • Fixed the invisible wall in Tiese’s sub event; “Caring isn’t Easy”.
  • Fixed the incorrect location icon for a required item in one of the main Chapter 5 quests.
  • Fixed items “Chunk of Snowsilver”, “Sharp Beast Fang”, and “Glimmerstone” disappearing in certain quests.

 Maps

  • Fixed clipping when using a Sword Skill in “The Northern Cave – Dark Path”.
  • Added a save point near the Raid Dungeon.

*Fast travel for this save point is planned for the next update.

System

  • Shortened screen fading during cutscenes.
  • Fixed being able to accept quests while holding hands with their partner.
  • Fixed being unable to edit your online name and comments during Character Create (Issue occurring and fixed only on STEAM® platform).
  • Fixed colour of costume changing to default when selecting “Restore defaults”.
  • Added Raid Dungeons in the multiplayer option; “Search for Party” and “Recruit Party”.

*Only completed quests will be shown in the search results of “Search for Party”.

*Quests which players has not completed yet can be hosted in the “Recruit Party” option.

Battle

  • Added a “Retry” option for certain quests if the player gets defeated multiple times.
  • Partner characters now use normal attacks more often and support the player.
  • Enemy characters’ elevating attacks will no longer elevate.
  • Fixed enemies teleporting from their intended position when damaged by a strong attack.
  • Fixed processing drop when using the sword skill Vorpal Strike Lv3 during a chain burst.

UI

  • Fixed the enhanced rarity for the Raid Dungeon weapons not displaying as +5 on the window confirming the enhancement from +4 to +5.
  • Fixed the affinity rank not matching the current rank on the Arts code customisation screen.
  • Fixed the number of owned items changing to “0” in the item screen when going back and forth from “Temporary Storage”, “Quest” and “Network” in the menu.
  • Fixed characters, not in the player’s party, not showing up in the results when searching Arts code by Character.

Multiplayer

  • Fixed the guest player becoming uncontrollable on certain occasions during multiplayer when joining a certain lobby hosted in “Central Cathedral”.

Graphics

  • When selecting certain skin colours, fixed character’s eyes not being shown as intended for certain face patterns.

Skills

  • Fixed Renly’s skill “Boundless Wing” displaying as level 1 on the Skill Palette screen even when the branch skill is unlocked.
  • Fixed Renly’s SP decreasing when using his skill in a combo finish.
  • Fixed the perfect dodge activating unintentionally when receiving damage from slipping.
  • Fixed the player deflecting slipping damage.

Arts code

  • Fixed the commands “Customize” and “Delete” in the main menu.

Camera

  • Improved camera controls.

Loading

  • Improved loading time.

Frame rate

  • Improved frame rates.

Others

  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues.

We hope that all of the above help fix any issues you were experiencing with the game and we will continue improving the game in future updates, and specifically:

  • Loading times
  • Frame rates
  • Auto save features
  • Camera movements
  • Mouse/Key settings

Thanks again, and for your continued support, patience and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.05 Patch

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.05” has been released to fix major / minor bugs and apply improvements to your overall gaming experience. Please see below for details.

Quests

  • Fixed the quest “The Three Keys” freezing when recovering using “Main Quest Recovery”.

Maps

  • Added fast travel at a access point close to the Raid Dungeon

System

  • Fixed the item inventory crashing when opening while the player has more than 1280 items
  • Fixed Alice’s eyepatch disappearing in her 2D illustration after changing her appearance in visualize attire
  • Fixed the game crashing when the player sets a Wayfarer as their sub partner and selecting “Save and Return to Title”
  • Credits can now be ended by left click while playing on keyboard

Battle

  • Fixed Skill Connect not triggering when landing a normal attack using the Dual Wield
  • Fixed the play avatar using a single-handed sword skill while equipping the Dual Wield on certain occasions
  • Fixed the game soft locking when selecting retry after all team members are defeated while one of the player is opening up a sub menu
  • Fixed the HP not healing to max when selecting retry after the player has been defeated while being Immolated

UI

  • Fixed the party member select menu not displaying properly in the Raid dungeon when entering the menu while controlling a partner character
  • The time of the data saved will now display on the title screen
  • Moved the “Chapter Save” under the Recovery Tool in the title screen

Network

  • Fixed the game crashing when closing the menu screen after opening it for a certain amount of time during multiplayer
  • Fixed players being able to recruit members with an already completed quest
  • Fixed the invisible wall preventing other players to join a battle that occurs during an episode quest
  • Fixed avatars unable to be uploaded while setting a certain Persona

Xbox

  • Added options to change the difficulty of the multiplayer

Others

  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues

We hope that all of the above help fix any issues you were experiencing with the game and we will continue improving the game in future updates, and specifically:

  • Loading times
  • Frame rates
  • Auto save features
  • Camera movements
  • Mouse/Key settings

News

  • SAO Shop is currently planned to open in late September or later. Please look forward to the upcoming updates.

Thanks again for your continued support, patience and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.07 Patch

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.07” has been released to fix major / minor bugs and improve gameplay experience. Please see below for details.

Quests

  • Fixed quests that are unable for players to accept or is not displayed properly when the save data is transferred from Ver1.04 to Ver1.05
  • Fixed the character or enemy clipping through the map when using the sword skill “Star Burst Stream” during the quest “Caring isn’t Easy”
  • Fixed the time not changing from day to night after playing Eldrie’s sub episode

Maps

  • Added a bonfire in the map “Central Capital Centoria”

System 

  • Fixed the feed not displaying properly in the battle log to notify the Add-on has broke
  • Fixed the Wayfarer freezing on certain occasions after a battle
  • Fixed the issue where the camera clips through the map when sending orders to partners on certain occasions
  • Fixed weapons having a chance to be unequipped after certain loading screens
  • Fixed the character being uncontrollable after completing a quest using the sword skill “Photon Eraser”
  • Fixed the issue where the game becomes uncontrollable when using fast travel to North Centoria after a certain procedure
  • Fixed certain items that are unable to be used for upgrading equipment

Battle

  • Fixed the issue where players were able to proceed through a door that requires two keys to open, by using certain sword skills near the door
  • Fixed the effect not properly hinting the timing of triggering a skill connect when the skill speed is low
  • Fixed the battle resetting to the start when the boss enemy stands on a certain boulder in Chapter 3-3

UI

  • Party members set for Raid dungeons will now be saved
  • Fixed the “Start Heart-to-Heart” option not displaying when sitting in a chair
  • Text indicating the game saving will now change depending on the type of save

Network

  • Fixed the entrance animation of the enemy “Skycrawl the Monstrous” clipping through the map when viewed by the guest player during multiplayer mode
  • Fixed enemies not drawing back during battles from the guest players’ view

Others

  • Shortened the saving time 
  • Shortened map loading time
  • Jumping back on lands when swimming is now easier

Thank you again for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.08 Patch

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “‘Ver1.08” has been released to fix a bug on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Please see below for details.

Others

Fixed certain costumes listed below becomes unequipped in the visualize attire after changing a map.

  • Machina Outfit [F]
    *Occurs only when the player does not own Machina Outfit [M]
  • Electronic Disguise [F]
    *Occurs only when the player does not own Electronic Disguise [M]

Thank you again for your continued support, patience and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.09 Patch

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.09” will be released to fix major / minor bugs and improve overall gameplay. Please see below for details.

Release date of patch Ver1.09: 19th September 2020, 4:00pm (GMT+8)


New Additional Contents

  • Added Finish Arts to Wayfarer ReoNa
  • Added “Raid Dungeon Extreme”
  • Added “Semi-auto mode”
    *This mode is for players who want to focus on the main story and play the game with simplified combat.
  • Added “Lightplay mode”
    *In this mode, the player can play through to the start of Chapter 2 while cruising through the story. This is for players who have seen the anime or read the books and want to reach the game-original content faster.
  • Added “Semi-auto mode” and “Lightplay mode” in the options menu
    *This mode can be switched ON/OFF during gameplay
    *Lightplay mode can be selected when starting a new game
  • Added an option to skip battle in the central cathedral in Chapter 1
    *This battle will be skipped automatically when Lightplay mode is ON.
  • Added an option to adjust the speed of the cursor during Concentration
  • Added an option to fix the camera position
  • Added an option to reduce particle effects during battle
  • Added an option to display details during battle
  • Added an option to adjust text speed
  • Added tutorials for the additional features

Adjustments

System

  • Super Arts can now be triggered whenever the Arts Gauge is more than zero.
    *Only when Semi-auto mode is OFF.
  • Reduced the speed of Arts Gauge decreasing during Super Arts
  • Reduced the amount of Arts Gauge needed to use Ally Skills
  • Switched the Finish Arts and Super Arts buttons
  • World Map can now be zoomed in and out with the d-pad
  • Multiple items can now be selected when selling at a shop
  • [STEAM] Fixed the issue where the Bond Conversations end with the camera placed further than intended when playing in a certain resolution
  • [STEAM] Keyboard controls can now be selected

Map

[Xbox One] Adjusted number of objects displayed on screen, and texture resolution

Battle

  • Adjusted the battle difficulty of the Integrity Knights in Chapter 1
  • The player will recover HP when succeeding in landing an Ally Skill
  • Adjusted the movements when using an Ally Skill when enemy parts are targeted
  • Adjusted the movements when using Renly’s certain sword skills
  • Adjusted the particle effects when using the sword skill “Photon Eraser”
  • Adjusted balance of certain sword skills
    Dual-wielding sword skill: Moment Bite, Bow sword skill: Fix Peer, Skill: At Wit’s End

UI

  • Route Guidance can now be switched to guide the player to the pinned location, main quest or Sub quests
  • Route Guidance will now have different colors based on the selected destination
    Pinned location = green, Sub quests = yellow, and main quest = blue

Multi-play

  • Players can now receive multiple CUBE tickets at once

Other

  • Adjusted camera movements during battle

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris — Free Story Update Part #2 “Ancient Apostles: The Knight of Contradictions”

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.30” has been released to fix major / minor bugs and improve overall gameplay. Please see below for details.

New Additional Contents
– Added free additional story update part #2 “Ancient Apostles: The Knight of Contradictions”
– New Tiese reward costume & Finish Arts
– Newly added boss

*This quest “Ancient Apostles: The Knight of Contradictions” can be accepted after completing “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods”.
*If the “Ancient Apostles: The Knight of Contradictions” does not start even if the “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods” is complete, please try below:
– If Cardinal is set as one of the party members, please remove her from the party.
– If the player is in a dungeon, a village or a town, such as the Southern Corridor and Rulid village, please exit from the dungeon, village or town.

Online Multiplayer
– Fixed several issues that occur when the connection is lost with the host

System
– The days of the week in which the player can challenge the Mutated Beast Quest have been adjusted as follows:

  • Monday: Norlangarth Empire
  • Tuesday: Sothercrois Empire
  • Wednesday: Wesdarath Empire
  • Thursday: Eastavarieth Empire
  • Friday: Norlangarth Empire and Sothercrois Empire
  • Saturday: Wesdarath Empire and Eastavarieth Empire
  • Sunday: All empires

– Added LV150 to the Mutated Beast Quest
– Fixed the issue where players are unable to proceed during the “Massive Bird” quest if the quest “Back to Rest” is accepted at the same time.
– Increased the default proficiency to 150 for all weapon types when starting a new game.
*Only applied to main characters and default Wayfarers
*The weapon proficiency will be increased to 150 even when selecting Continue with a save data with a weapon proficiency under 150.
*The weapon proficiency will not change when selecting Continue with a save data with a weapon proficiency over 150.
*No change will be applied for the sword skill proficiency.
– Increased the chance of upgrading the weapon proficiency.
– Changed the color of the shop clerks’ icon, name, and calling to make it easier to distinguish from general NPCs.
– Unlocked Raid quests that are incomplete will now be shown in the results when searched from “Search by Quest”.
– Added a “Custom” icon to customized equipment.
– Fixed the issue where the details of a different arts code would be displayed on certain occasions.
– Fixed the issue where certain menu screens were unable to scroll using mouse and keyboard.
– Fixed the issue where text cannot be entered in full screen mode.

Battle
– The max level of the raid quest “Reaper Reborn” has been increased from 100 to 125.
– Increased the level cap of the playable characters from 70 to 80.
*The level cap will be upgradable after updating the game to Ver1.30.
*The limit of the SYSTEM CONTROL AUTHORITY will stay at 50.
– Increased the level of weapons from 10 to 15.
*In order to level up to LV15, player must complete Mutated Beast Quest LV150 and obtain the required resources.
– The button indications for Blade lock will now stay in a fixed position of the screen.
– Players can now take an emergency dodge when launched into the air by an enemies’ attack using SP.
*The amount of SP used will differ depending on the situation.
*This move is different from the battle skill “emergency dodge”.
– Increased the damage of the normal attack driven by the weapon types and characters listed below:
Weapons: One-Handed Sword, Rapier, Dagger, Mace, Whip, Katana, Two-Handed Sword, Bow, Dual-wielding.
Characters: Eugeo, Alice, Renly
– Decreased the HP of certain enemies

Others
– Fixed other minor bugs and issues

Updates
– Ancient Apostles #3 will be part of the upcoming update, so please stay tuned for more information!

Thank you again for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris — Upcoming SAO Shop Campaign Schedule

Dear SAO fans, thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris!

We are pleased to inform you that several SAO Shop campaign based on seasonal events and character’s birthdays are coming up for Southeast Asian players!

*For PlayStation® platforms in the Southeast Asia region, the SAO Coins are available for purchase and accessible in-game from today (2nd October 2020).

【Autumn Campaign】
Date:1st Oct, 11:00 – 14th Oct, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Various swimsuits, T-shirts, and emotes will be on a discounted price
⇒ 1st week: Higher chances to obtain ”Costumes” through CUBE
⇒ 2nd week: Higher chances to obtain “Weapon skins” through CUBE

【Silica Happy Birthday Campaign】
Date:4th Oct, 11:00 – 5th Oct, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Items related to Silica will be sold on a discount

【Kirito Happy Birthday Campaign】
Date:7th Oct, 11:00 – 8th Oct, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Items related to Kirito will be sold on a discount

【Halloween Campaign】
Date:15th Oct, 11:00 – 2nd Nov, 10:59 (GMT+8)
Various SAO Shop limited alternative colored costume items sold on a discount

Enjoy dressing up your characters to these events with players from all over the world online!


Online Features — About SAO Coins, SAO Shop, CUBE & CUBE Tickets

SAO Coins and SAO Shop are now available for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam in Southeast Asia.

SAO Coins
SAO Coins are purchased for real money, and can be exchanged for various items in the game. You can buy SAO Coins via the menu in the SAO Shop.

*The game must be connected to the internet in order to purchase and use the SAO coins.
*Image shown from game under development.

SAO Shop
You can buy CUBE items in the SAO Shop using SAO Coins and Tickets. There are also certain items only obtainable from the SAO shop.

*For PlayStation® platforms in the Southeast Asia region, the SAO Coins are available from 2nd October 2020 onwards.
*Image shown from game under development.

CUBE
One variable quest is delivered each day. By clearing it, you can get material rewards and you can also get “CUBE tickets”.

You can use “CUBE” with the “CUBE ticket” that you got from your daily quests to exchange for various items such as costumes, weapon skins, and consumable items at random. Items that can be obtained from “CUBE” can be freely selected and purchased by using SAO coins as well.

*”CUBE Ticket” cannot be purchased with SAO coins.
*Image shown from game under development.

Thank you for your continued support to SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris!

For more information on SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, you may visit the following game official sites:
English: https://bandainamcoent.asia/game/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris/
Japanese: https://al.sao-game.jp/


Title: SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Genre: RPG
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
No. of players: 1 (Offline) / 1 – 4 (Online)

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris — Ver1.10 Patch Notes

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch, “Ver1.10”, has been released to fix major / minor bugs and improve overall gameplay. Please see below for details.

Battle

  • Fixed the battle skill “Flash Bind” not applying certain debug effects against the enemy.
  • Fixed the battle skill “Demonic Archer” not applying certain debug effects against the enemy.
  • Fixed certain attacks not hitting enemies for a certain amount of time if a cutscene of an enemy spawn plays while using the Sacred Arts.

UI

  • Fixed a bug where map icons showing item locations would not display on certain occasions.
  • Added a tutorial for the Temporary Storage.

System

  • Fixed the Arts Code not being uploaded properly on certain occasions.
  • Fixed the “sell” option not working properly in the item shop when a player owns a vast number of items.

Button Input

  • Keyboard layout has been updated to make it easier for users to know which settings are the old default settings and which are the new ones.

Pattern 1 (default)

old_keyboard
keyboard_old2

Pattern 2

keyboard_new
keyboard_new2

Others

  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues
  • Fixed control stability

Thank you again for your continued support, patience, and feedback.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris Announces Free Update Series “Ancient Apostles” & Major Expansion DLC” Blooming of Forget-me-not”

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has just announced at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online several upcoming game content updates for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, consisting of a series of free updates and a paid Major Expansion DLC to be released later for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital via STEAM. A new teaser trailer featuring a preview of the first free update has also been released today.

Additional Story Free Update – “Ancient Apostles” Series Coming in 2020!

Each additional story in the “Ancient Apostles” series will focus on one of the characters from SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, along with additional bosses and items added in each one of them. Starting with “Additional Story Update #1 Sinon: The Reaper of the Woods”, with script written by Kana Akatsuki, author of “Violet Evergarden,” enjoy the original stories of the characters untold in the main story and revealed in several batches. Do look forward to more additional scenarios planned for future updates as well!

Additional Story #1 Sinon: The Reaper of the Woods
Script writer: Kana Akatsuki (Violet Evergarden)

The legend of a forbidden love between a maiden and the divine beast.

Long ago, a deathly divine beast resided in the lands. All who encountered it met their end at the hand of death’s infernal sickle. A beautiful maiden, the legendary Demonic Archer, was tasked with the deed. However, the Archer and the beast had fallen in love with each other. Their love, unbound by race, enraged the humans, and the couple was slaughtered. The forest was now free, but something in it changed after the beast’s death. It transformed into a deadly maze of trees that swallow up all who entered. Many reported that citizens near by the woods had been mysteriously injured. Kirito and Sinon approaches the woods to investigate…

Additional Story #2 Tiese: The Knight of Contradictions
Script writer: Gan Sunaaku (Ptolemy’s Singularity)

Additional Story #3 Selka: The Bruised King
Script writer: Matsuri Akaneya (Alice reloaded Hello, Mr. Magnum)

Additional Story #4 Silica: The Blue-Eyed Demon
Script writer: Matsuri Akaneya (Alice reloaded Hello, Mr. Magnum)

Paid Major Expansion DLC #1 – “Blooming of Forget-me-not”

The plot is written by Kana Akatsuki (“Violet Evergarden”) who also worked on the free update, and scenario by Matsuri Akaneya (“Alice reloaded Hello, Mr. Magnum”). A new story spun around a new field by these renown writers will add new elements to the main story, so do look forward to this episode.

Plot: Kana Akatsuki (Violet Evergarden)
Scenario: Matsuri Akaneya (Alice reloaded Hello Mr. Magnum)

After the battle with the Administrator, Kirito sees a dream where he loses Eugeo. This never actually happened, but from this dream, Kirito becomes worried that he might lose his close friends.

Kirito then decided to go on a journey…

New Additional Playable Characters – Game original heroines joins the journey!

Heroines from the past SAO games will be added as free additional playable characters – planned to come in 2021! In addition, the popular original heroine Eydis from the highly acclaimed mobile game SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Rising Steel will be joining the battle! New costumes and sub-episodes for each heroine are planned to be added, so stay tuned for more details.

*Character designs shown are from ‘SWORD ART ONLINE Fatal Bullet’ and ‘SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Rising Steel’, and do not represent the final character design of the free additional playable characters for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris is available now for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM™ in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines).

For more information on SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, you may visit the following game official sites:
English: https://bandainamcoent.asia/game/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris/
Japanese: https://al.sao-game.jp/


Title: SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Genre: RPG
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam
No. of players: 1 (Offline) / 1 – 4 (Online)