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 AsiaBonus 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 AsiaThe 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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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is proud to announce ‘Scar/let’ by ReoNa as the opening theme song for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, which is slated for release on 22nd May 2020 for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Digital PC via STEAM® in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia).
‘ANIMA’ also by ReoNa is confirmed as the opening theme song for the anime
series, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization War of Underworld 2nd cour! In the Sword
Art Online (SAO) series, which continues to expand even after the 10th
anniversary, it is the first time for the same artist to be in charge of the
opening theme song of the latest game and anime series.
NEW GAME & BATTLE SYSTEM
In the latest trailer, it depicts the hero, Kirito, setting off on a new journey with his new friends to avoid the danger that has occurred in the “Underworld” and the battle system which has yet to be revealed.Following the storyline from the anime, SWORD ART ONLINE: ALICIZATION LYCORIS puts you right inside the “Alicization” arc. Upon reaching the end of the “Battle of Central Cathedral,” you’ll discover a brand-new storyline, “Alicization Lycoris,” which was created exclusively for the game.
This new storyline will allow you to visit unexplored parts of the Human Empire such as Raubal Greenbelt, Minelda Rocks and Deusoldort Desert!
The battle system mixes skills and Arts Code; linking them with your team can trigger chained attacks. With the new Tactic Emulating AI System feature, you will be able to create new synergies with your team members. Your partners will memorize specific commands and autonomously use them depending on the situation.
Multiplayer Mode allows up to 4 players to fight altogether. Each player also brings along a partner for a total of 8 characters in the party! In this mode, you can create and customize your own avatar to show off your creativity.
In today’s update, three more Integrity Knights have been unveiled, along with 2 weapons types.
Bercouli is one of the founders of the Rulid Village and fierce swordsman, his “Time Piercing Sword” grants him the ability to slash through time. He can trade his sword for a claymore, dealing massive damage while also taking some damage, making it a powerful but risky weapon.
Linel and Fizel are the deadly duo perfected their assassination skills when undergoing the Administrator’s experiments. They both fight using a dagger, benefiting from its high mobility to destabilize their opponents and seize the advantage in aerial combats.
a novel by Reki Kawahara, the anime series SWORD ART ONLINE depicts the story
of the protagonist, Kirito, in the mysterious next-generation online game SWORD
ART ONLINE. The Alicization arc is a RPG game set in the virtual world
“Underworld,” as seen in the original anime series. Explore the world
of the Alicizations arc manifested in beautiful graphics and familiar
characters with our protagonist, Kirito.
For more information about SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, please visit the official channels:Official website: https://al.sao-game.jp/SAO game official twitter: https://twitter.com/sao_gameinfo
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).
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 LycorisBased 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 Kawahara. SWORD 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
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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!
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/
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®.
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 issuesIssues 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)
The Ver1.03 patch improved the contents listed below, but we will continue our support to implement more improvements in the upcoming updates.
New Additional Contents
Thank you for your continued support, patience, and feedback.
The latest patch “Ver1.03a” has been released for STEAM® to fix bugs and improve controls. Please see below for details.
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.
– 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”
*Fast travel for this save point is planned for the next update.
*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.
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:
Thanks again, and for your continued support, patience and feedback.
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.
Thanks again for your continued support, patience and feedback.
The latest patch “Ver1.07” has been released to fix major / minor bugs and improve gameplay experience. Please see below for details.
Thank you again for your continued support, patience, and feedback.
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.
Fixed certain costumes listed below becomes unequipped in the visualize attire after changing a map.
Thank you again for your continued support, patience and feedback.
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)
[Xbox One] Adjusted number of objects displayed on screen, and texture resolution
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:
– 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!