Today Bandai Namco Entertainment released a new English trailer and screenshots of the upcoming JRPG Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris.
The trailer focuses on the story of the game, also providing the first look at three characters that will make an appearance.
Renly Synthesis Twenty-Seven, Sheyta Synthesis Twelve, and Sortiliena Serlut will be playable, while a brand new and original character named Hersyrian appears to be some sort of misguided villain/rival.
The accompanying press release includes new information what we see and gameplay.
The newest Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris trailer showcases the story behind Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris’s original character Medina along with some of the new characters and enemies.
Renly, Sheyta, and Sortiliena from the Sword Art Online Alicization anime are all-new playable characters that can be recruited into player parties, while Hersyrian is a brand-new original character!
The trailer also features Black Knight, Kayode, and Mysterious Giant, who are new enemies that are ready to challenge our heroes!
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will allow characters to master the eight different Sacred Arts – Heat, Ice, Wind, Water, Crystal, Steel, Light, and Darkness – just like in the light novel and the anime. In addition, players can also build bonds with their favorite Sword Art Online characters and date them in-game!
We learn that pre-orders will net you four Design Contest costumes, while the Deluxe Edition will also include the Premium Pass, a Premium Pass Bonus Costume, and 200 SAO Coins. The Premium Pass will come with two DLC.
Speaking of SAO coins, looks like the game will include some games-as-a-service elements.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will introduce new ways to enjoy the game with free updates, SAO coins, and the CUBE system!
Free updates for Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will include events such as Monthly Raids and Daily Quests!
By completing Daily Quests, players can earn tickets to exchange for CUBEs. CUBEs enable players to randomly win in-game costumes, accessories, weapon skins, and more!
If players log on daily and complete each daily quest, they can obtain all the items from the CUBEs and deck out their characters.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris also supports an in-game currency also known as SAO coins, which users can purchase to trade for individual items from the CUBE, enabling players to get their favorite items easily.
If you want to learn more about Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, you can enjoy more gameplay, the latest screenshots, another gallery, the recent reveal of the traditional fanservice scenes in bed, two 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.