Following the storyline from the anime, SWORD ART ONLINE: ALICIZATION LYCORIS will make the player experience the “Alicization” arc through the eyes of Kirito. Upon the end of the Battle of Central Cathedral, fans will be able to go through a brand-new storyline, “Alicization Lycoris”, created exclusively for the game.
The new “Tactic Emulating AI System” feature will also encourage players to create and try out new synergies with their partners. This feature allows partners to memorize specific commands and autonomously use them depending on the situation and the player’s requests (e.g.: attack, defense).
In online mode, players will be able to customize their appearance and explore the Underworld with their avatar. Through the multiplayer mode, up to 4 players will be able to fight altogether, bringing along their partners for a total of 8 characters!
The trailer also introduces three more playable characters from the Integrity Knights:
Bercouli: 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 hurting the player, making it a powerful but risky weapon.
Linel and Fizel: Part of the Integrity Knights, 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 take advantage in aerial combats.
Finally, the trailer reveals three new maps for the players to explore: Treitis Pass, Minelda Rocks and Deusoldort Desert!