Characters from Sword Art Online Join the PSO2 Story and Bring Special Limited Time Rewards
What You Need to Know:
- SEGA has announced their popular free-to-play online action RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2 Global, is collaborating with the anime series, Sword Art Online, in a special collaboration event that begins on May 12.
- Asuna and Kirito have logged into PSO2 to explore the world and make new friends! Players can find them in the Shopping Plaza and if they gain their favor, they may receive their Partner Cards. They may even have a few special requests and rewards. All items and rewards are earnable in-game and are not tied to AC Scratch, so they are available for everyone who participates.
- During this Collaboration Story Event, ARKS will witness an original PSO2 story that features the main characters of Sword Art Online as they make their way through the world of PSO2. Complete a Client Order from Asuna or Kirito and an event will occur in the Lobby to progress the story. The Story Quests will also reward players with exclusive Emotes and other items. Be sure to check these out at the Quest Counter (or re-watch them), as they are only available for a limited time!
"Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online are very familiar with living in an MMORPG, and we now welcome them to explore the world of our own world of PSO2. They'll be bringing a lot of special rewards and items like outfits, hairstyles, voice tickets, and weapons for players to collect to commemorate their time here."
Fred White from PSO Team Global
Source: Official Press Release
About Sword Art Online
The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.
About Phantasy Star Online 2
ARKS (soldiers of the Oracle colony fleet in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series) are invited to join together online to explore numerous worlds with friends and experience PSO2's unparalleled action combat and character customization. Choosing from four unique races and thirteen classes, players can join forces with up to eleven other operatives at a time to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights. They can also take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, competing in the ARKS League or attending all-new live stage events. Players will be able to do all of this with friends on both PC (Epic Games Store / Windows 10 / Steam) and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.
The Global version of Phantasy Star Online 2 includes fully localized text and character voices in English, spanning three years of content, including events, campaigns, quests, and raid bosses. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the Global version also features the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service.
More fun and surprises are in store for ARKS throughout 2021 -- details can be found at https://pso2.com/. For additional up-to-the-minute details and updates, players can follow @play_PSO2 on Twitter.
About SEGA CORPORATION
SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company offers a variety of game contents for console, PC, wireless devices including planning, development, sales and operation, and amusement machine including planning, development and sales. Moreover, it provides game content developed by studios in countries around the world through global publishing bases.