More info on SAO Alicisization Lycoris will be coming on September 14 at Tokyo Game Show 2019.
Bandai Namco revealed new details on Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris at the “SAO Beater’s Meeting 2019″ event. A brand new trailer for the game was shown, and a new character was revealed, Medina Orthinanos. The trailer is included below.
Medina Orthinanos is voiced by Miho Okasaki. Nothing much was revealed about Medina for now, besides these two visuals and how she’s hinted to be fighting for her family’s honor in the trailer. They actually put her in the main visual with Kirito, Alice, and Eugeo, meaning she should have an important role in the game’s story. This also implies that Alicization Lycoris will have original story elements besides adapting the first part of the Alicization arc.
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A short gameplay video showing Medina and Kirito was also published on Twitter. We can guess with it that Medina is a one-handed sword user.
Medina’s reveal isn’t surprising and follows the tradition of how each Sword Art Online game has an original female character appearing in it. Strea was introduced in the very first game, Sword Art Online Infinity Moment. Then there was Philia in SAO Hollow Fragment. Seven and Rain (and Sumeragi) in SAO Lost Song. Then we got Premiere in SAO Hollow Realization. Lastly, there were Kureha and Zeliska in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.
All these female original characters also always appeared in subsequent games. It’s not confirmed yet, but it’s highly likely Strea, Philia, Seven, Rain, Premiere, Kureha and Zeliska will all appear in Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris. Now to see if Medina will be an interesting character or simply yet another addition to Kirito’s harem for no reason.
Bandai Namco is also organizing a costume design contest for Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris. We’ve covered the live commented gameplay explaining the game’s battle system in a previous article. More videos of the Eugeo boss battle and the spider boss battle were also published on Twitter.
Announced back in March, Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will be launching on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game has no release estimate yet.
Lastly, Bandai Namco announced more SAO Alicisization Lycoris info will be coming on September 14 at Tokyo Game Show 2019.