Kirito and Silica Will Show Up For a Sword Art Online Event At TGS 2020 As Alicization Lycoris Is Still Getting Fixed

Sword Art Online will be featured at Tokyo Game Show 2020 with the seiyuu Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito) and Rina Hidaka (Silica).

September 4, 2020

Bandai Namco launched the 1.07 update for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris on September 4. The patch notes are detailed in English on the game’s Steam page. The main brunt is correcting bugs that happened during specific quests, sub episodes, and story chapters. The loading times and the time it takes to save the game were shortened as well. As for online coop, you won’t have to set your Raid Dungeon party every single time now, as the last setup will save itself.

The development team is currently working on patch 1.08, scheduled to release in late September as stated by Producer Yousuke Futami on Twitter:

Moreover, in his latest weekly column on Dengeki Online, Producer Yousuke Futami further explained patch 1.08. Long story short, it’ll contain most of the fixes that were first planned for update 1.06 but were delayed. Keep in mind everything is still subject to change , and the fixes might not be ready yet by the end of September. It’ll most notably includes the final adjustments and fixes to the camera, changes to certain skills to re-balance the battle system, adding the semi-auto mode, and making the game a more enjoyable experience overall. We detailed everything in a previous article.

Next up, Bandai Namco announced a stage event stream for SAO at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online (Sschedule). It’ll feature the seiyuu of Silica and Kirito: Rina Hidaka and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. The stream will happen on the SAO games YouTube channel, September 27 at 1700 JST (Click here for a time conversion table).

The stream should focus on SAOAL, and the three SAO mobile games: SAO Integral Factor, SAO Memory Defrag, and SAO Rising Steel. We’ll have a summary on DualShockers as soon as possible.

Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris launched July 10 on PS4, PC, Xbox One. You can check out our review if you haven’t heard of the game yet, along with all our past coverage. The latest anime season is currently airing every Saturdays.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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