Today Bandai Namco Entertainment released a large gallery of screenshots and some details about its upcoming JRPG Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris.
The images focus mainly on what the western arm of the publisher sent in a few weeks ago, but expands on it with more info and many additional images.
First of all, we get to see more of Bercouli, Fizel, and Linel, who we’ll be able to recruit in our party as playable characters.
Speaking of characters, we also see the multiplayer and the ability to customize our own heroes and heroines.
Incidentally, we’ll be able to tackle multiplayer battles with up to four players each of which whom will be able to bring along an NPC partner, which means having eight characters in total.
Moving on to single-player, we see how we’ll be able to purchase and improve our equipment in the city, on top of interacting with friends and other NPCs.
In combat, we have a gauge that grows with specific actions and can be spent to use Super Artes or Finishing Artes.
Finishing Artes are one-hit techniques dealing large amounts of damage, while Super Artes let you chain skills without spending SP.
We also have Allied Skills that let your allies link skills with you in order to deal considerable damage in a Chain Burst.
We then take another look at the Tactical Emulating AI System, which enables your AI party members to memorize their own moves from the commands you sent them and use those moves depending on the situation.
Another interesting system is the Arts Code, which lets you set parameters for the behavior of the AI. It appears to be an advanced version of Final Fantasy XII’s Gambits.
If you want to learn more about Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, you can enjoy the recent reveal of the traditional fanservice scenes in bed, two recent gameplay trailers featuring Kirito and Asuna respectively, on top of a video showing the first meeting between Asuna and Alice, the first look at Tiese and Ronye, extensive gameplay from a few months ago, and the previous trailer and screenshots.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will launch in the west on May 22 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, one day after the Japanese release.