Earlier as we speak, Dengeki Online held a livestream with Bandai Namco Sword Art Online recreation sequence producer Yosuke Futami as a visitor, the place the most recent story trailer for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris was revealed. Additionally, Bandai Namco’s post-launch plans for the sport have been revealed, and it contains free content material updates and a paid forex named SAO Coins.
Check out the most recent story trailer beneath:
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris takes place in a timeline separate from the anime, the place occasions diverge after the primary half of the Alicization arc. While the anime will proceed on with War of Underworld, which is an adaptation of the sunshine novels, the sport will go into its personal unique arc that includes game-original character Medina Orthinanos.
In the trailer and livestream, we additionally meet a person named Harcilian (CV: Jun Fukuyama), who has deep ties with the Axiom Church. Harcilian hails Medina because the ‘savior’ of Underworld, and says that she is the one one with the facility to revive the Administrator. While Medina appears to be on good phrases with Kirito within the trailer, it appears she’ll come to blows with him afterward, as she’s devoted her life to redeeming her household’s title.
Other New Characters:
Kayode Norlangarth, Fourth Empress of Norlangarth North Empire
The Empress who guidelines the North Empire. She exudes an environment of robust authority which pushes others away. She’s seen holding a baby lovingly, but it surely appears she has a secret she’s holding.
A tribe of giants who struggle to reside on, and to show their price of existence. Just why do they search energy?
An individual clad in heavy armor seen strolling slowly may be seen within the trailer. Is it a vengeful spirit from the previous? An invader from the Dark Territory? A mysterious being whose true nature is a thriller.
Communication Events and Dates
Like different SAO video games, you’ll be capable to talk with allies with a view to enhance your bonds with them. Later on you’ll be able to even have dates with them (and also bed scenes)
Post-launch, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will obtain updates within the type of free content material and paid content material.
- All important gameplay content material, like Monthly Raids, Daily Quests, the Cube system, and extra might be free.
- As for paid content material, there’s a new paid forex named SAO Coins, which can be utilized within the SAO Shop.
Daily Quests might be up to date nicely… day by day, and embrace frequent duties like amassing supplies, slaying a specific amount of enemies, utilizing sword abilities a specific amount of occasions, chain assaults with different characters, and extra. The time it takes to finish can differ from ten minutes to even hours. When you clear Daily Quests, you’ll obtain merchandise rewards and Cube Tickets, that are required to open Cubes.
If your ‘Lootbox Sensor’ or ‘Gacha Sensor’ alarm goes off, that’s as a result of Cubes basically are these. You’ll get outfits, weapon skins, equipment, expendable gadgets, emotes, and extra from Cubes. Outfits and weapon skins are purely beauty.
That mentioned, there may be one massive distinction within the implementation of Cubes and SAO Coins in comparison with another ‘lootbox’ methods – you don’t use SAO Coins to purchase extra Cubes. Instead, SAO Coins are used to immediately buy the gadgets like outfits and skins from SAO Shop, and can’t be used to purchase Cubes in any respect. Cubes can solely be opened with Cube Tickets earned by Daily Quests and different occasions. You also can purchase expendable gadgets within the SAO Shop.
Essentially, SAO Coins and paid purchases are a ‘get it fast’ possibility that spares gamers the randomness of the gacha.
Here’s the at present introduced actual world costs in yen for SAO Coins:
- 100 SAO Coins – 100 yen
- 600 SAO Coins – 500 yen
- 1,500 SAO Coins – 1,000 yen
- 2,100 SAO Coins – 1,500 yen
According to producer Futami, the SAO Coin system was carried out to assist out gamers who choose up Alicization Lycoris months after launch, or those that don’t have the time to commonly play the sport. Items will usually value 100-400 SAO Coins in SAO Shop.
Additionally, early buy bonuses for Alicization Lycoris now embrace 200 SAO Coins alongside the fan costume design contest winners.
The first Raid Quest to be carried out is known as ‘Ancient Apostle’, and is the primary of a number of Raid Quest updates deliberate for the sport. There might be new voiced character eventualities, new bosses, and extra. You can problem the brand new bosses in offline singleplayer, beneficial for many who simply need to observe the story, or on-line with others for a cooperative expertise.
There can even be a Premium Pass DLC which features a new story that’s break up between Part 1 and Part 2. Combined, the story of the brand new state of affairs is half the size of the singleplayer marketing campaign in Alicization Lycoris. Apart from the story, there can even be different new content material included.
The Premium Pass might be included within the Deluxe Edition. More information on this might be introduced later.
Beater’s Cafe Outfit
Finally, a Beater’s Cafe outfit for Medina was proven off on the stream, a free unique for Beater’s Cafe members. More information might be revealed through the Beater’s Cafe web site.
You can watch the total gameplay phase from the livestream beneath (begins 21:46 mark):
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Japan on May 21, 2020. The recreation will launch in North America and Europe on May 22, 2020. Check out battles and multiplayer in our previous report here.