Bandai Namco Entertainment started streaming a new system trailer for its upcoming action RPG Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. Scheduled for release worldwide on October 5, 2023, the latest installment in the Sword Art Online series will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
The new Sword Art Online: Last Recollection System Trailer reveals in-depth information about the game’s dynamics. Set in the Dark Territory, the video offers a deep dive into the game’s map exploration, the battle system where players can leverage combos and cooperative gameplay, and the ability to customize characters’ abilities and weaponry.
In addition, the game’s official website has also been updated with more details about its world, systems, and other elements. Let’s take a look at what Sword Art Online: Last Recollection has to offer!
▍Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Worldview & Setting
Volforn Arid Zone
An arid region spreading near the Ogre Tribe base. Ruins exist beside the remains of the giant creature’s corpses, but entry is forbidden.
A huge ruined area near the Giant Tribe’s base. Earthquakes are frequent due to gravity anomalies, and fault lines can be seen everywhere.
Pred Mycelial Forest
A forest lined with giant trees invaded by mycelium. In the past, magical beasts known as “divine beasts” inhabited the forest.
A town that serves as a front-line base for invading the human world. Various races stay here and interact with each other.
▍Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Battle System
■ Simple controls for a chain of blows just like in the anime!
Normal Attacks and Finishing Skill
By simply pressing the attack button repeatedly, 3 consecutive normal attacks will lead to 3 preset sword skills (finishing skills). Since this combo does not consume the SP gauge, it is possible to easily attack.
Take Advantage in battle with various skills
Players can freely choose and equip skills that have various powers.
Stronger “Sword Skills”
Sword Skills can be selected from the skill palette and their power increases by consuming SP. More technical players can freely combine skills.
Enjoy your unique skill composition with the “Skill Palette”
Sword Skills are set in the Skill Palette and their power increases when activated at will. You can also freely set Sacred Arts and Battle Skills that have various effects. Create your own tactics with your favorite skills!
Cooperation with friends is the key to “Chain Burst”
Chain Burst increases the damage multiplier by activating different sword skills in turn. By cooperating with your allies, you can further increase the multiplier, creating a chance to deal explosive damage!
■ Unity with friends is simpler, yet deeper
Create a perfect rapport with your friends in “Command Mode”!
From the Command Mode that can be opened during battle, it is possible to give various instructions to your allies. Match the timing between synchronizing attack timing, requests for recovery, and defense instructions.
Your allies are also free to act as they please!
You can freely set party members’ skills and timing of use. According to your style and enemy behavior, customize your reliable allies to your liking.
Aim for major damage easily with “Skill Connect”
If the allied gauge is consumed, the powerful Skill Connect joint attack is activated, which guarantees a knocked-down state. With a simple operation, you can inflict maximum damage!
▍Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Weapon System
■ Change your clothes, change your equipment, change the world
Visualize your clothes and weapons the way you want them to be with Visualize Attire
In addition to clothing, weapon skins can be freely changed for the same weapon type without affecting its performance. Customize yourself and your allies as you wish and venture out into the Dark Territory.