Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris New Story Trailer is an Emotional Roller Coaster

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris gets a brand new story trailer, which shows off work in-progress game screens, scenes, and lines.

Bandai Namco debuted a new Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris trailer for Tokyo Game Show. The trailer is a unique one as instead of the normal gameplay or completely finished cutscenes, this one revealed rough drafts and cuts of various game screens, scenes, and lines. So you have a story trailer that showcases the progress being made in its story process:

As a bonus for fans of the series in addition to Kirito, Eugeo, and Alice the trailer also features Cardinal and fan-favorite Asuna. It’ll be interesting to see what role Asuna plays in the overall plot, considering she wasn’t in the Alicization anime. Another character not present in the anime is original heroine Medina who was revealed in a recent trailer, so that’s another unique change to the plot.

As revealed in a recent livestream, players can switch between controlling Kirito or Alice at anytime and characters can use Sword Skills, Sacred Arts, and Battle Skills. Alicization Lycoris also features a weather system and although there’s not much detail on that now, it should prove to be an interesting mechanic.

The region map has various icons on it indicating things such as ongoing quests and it can also be used for fast-travel. And much like previous titles like Hollow Realization, you can give your party members orders and chain skills together to build your Chain Burst and increase damage.

There was an art contest that ran until early this month, in order to decide on a new original costume for one of the protagonists. The voting is still active, however, so you have until September 27th to vote on your favorite outfit in each region.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, as was revealed in an official announcement trailer. No official release date for now, although it would make sense for the title to drop close to the third cour of the anime season.

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