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SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris new trial version available now!

Based on the original anime, SWORD ART ONLINE: Alicization Lycoris embraces the medieval-fantasy world of the Alicization canon – with players able to wield great swords, meet knights and come face-to-face with mythical creatures.

You can now play the First Chapter of the game until “Extracurricular Lessons” for free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After reaching the end of the trial, you will be able to upgrade your trial version into the full version and continue the adventure!

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 — 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 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)

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 – 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. 1.07 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. 1.05 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. 1.04 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 – 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.