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– A launch trailer has been released today!
– A demo version is also available, allowing players to carry over its saved data to the retail version! 

 

Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce that the Nintendo Switch™ version of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris is now available.

In commemoration of the title’s release, a launch trailer has been unveiled today. A free-to-play demo of the title has also been released.

Launch Trailer Unveiled

A brand-new launch trailer has been released today, showcasing the original storyline of this title. This version of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris follows the canon story up until the final battle against the main boss of the first half of the “Alicization” arc – the Administrator – before branching into a new and original storyline. The new character, Medina, will take the story in new and unexpected directions.

 
 

A Free-To-Play Demo Available Now 

A free-to-play demo of the title has been released, which allows users to play up to the point in Chapter 1 after the characters meet Medina and just before they arrive in Zakkaria. Saved data from the demo can also be carried across to the full retail version. 

*Acquired items, Sacred Arts and Level can all be carried across to the full retail version. 
*The maximum Sacred Arts Level (SYSTEM CONTROL AUTHORITY) is 20. 
*Online features such as CUBE, the SAO Shop, Daily Quests and Multiplayer Mode, as well as uploads and downloads of player avatars and Arts Codes are not available. 
*Saved data from the demo can be carried across to the full retail version. 

 Contents of the Nintendo Switch™ version of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris 

In addition to the main game of SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, this title contains the Ancient Apostles series #1 to #4, which were previously released as free updates. This allows players to enjoy a story of unparalleled volume on the Nintendo Switch™.  

The “Ancient Apostles” series #5 to #8 free updates are also planned for release in due course, as well as the title’s two major paid DLC expansions, “Myosotis” and “Blooming of Matricaria”! 

Content Included

  • Main game
  • Ancient Apostles series #1 to #4
 
 
 
  • Four design contest costumes
 
 
 
  • βeater’s Café original costume
  • + 20 CUBE tickets

*These are the same items that were distributed in the PlayStation®4/Xbox One/STEAM® versions.

What is SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris About?

The SWORD ART ONLINE anime series, which is based on a series of novels of the same name by Reki Kawahara, depicts the adventures of the protagonist, Kirito, in both the virtual world of the mysterious next-gen online game SWORD ART ONLINE, and the real world. 

The “Alicization” story arc of the novels and anime is set in a virtual world known as “Underworld”, which is also the setting for this RPG. The title faithfully recreates the story up until the final battle against the main boss of the first half of the “Alicization” arc, the Administrator. Following the battle against the Administrator, the game then branches out, telling its own original story. 

Take control of Kirito, and together with his allies you know and love from the original works, set off on a journey of discovery in the vast world of the “Alicization” story arc. 

 
 

“Resist fate with your own hands!”

Experience a new adventure and meet new characters not seen in the novels or anime.

Select your own four-person party and use your sword skills to claim victory in this RPG!

 
 

For more information on SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris and other products from Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia, please visit our websiteor follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube 

*While all information is accurate as of the date of this release, content is subject to change without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Title Information 
Title
:  SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris 
Release Date: PlayStation®4/Xbox One/STEAM® – Available Now; Nintendo Switch™ – Available Now
Platforms:  PlayStation®4/Xbox One/STEAM®/Nintendo Switch™ 
Genre: RPG 
No. of Players: Offline – 1 Player, Online – 1-4 Players 
Copyright: ©2017 REKI KAWAHARA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/SAO-A Project ©Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. 

©2017 REKI KAWAHARA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/SAO-A Project
©Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

About Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. part of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO®, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN®, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at
 http://www.bandainamcoent.asia.

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