Sword Art Online Contest Will Let Artists Design an Original Costume for Alicization Lycoris

Artists can submit their designs for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris starting tonight for a chance to have it featured in the upcoming title.

Bandai Namco has just announced a brand new contest for Sword Art Online. Contestants who enter must design an original costume for either Kirito or Alice and the winner’s will be featured in the upcoming title Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. The contest starts today, August 18th at 8pm PT, and participants must submit their designs before 8pm PT on September 6th:

The contest will be a great way to promote the game, especially since it ties in with the latest anime season Sword Art Online Alicization. The link here should take you to the full list of rules once the contest officially starts later tonight.

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.

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.

Meanwhile, you can check out Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet‘s complete edition out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. And if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is also out for the console — you can check out our review of the game here.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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