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Tokyo Game Show 2021 Recap: Announcements that You Can't Miss!


Tokyo Game Show 2021 was held successfully from September 30 to October 3, 2021, sharing the latest information of highly-anticipated titles including Tribe Nine, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, Sin Chronicle, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: ISEKAI Memories, Touken Ranbu Warriors, Tales of Luminaria and more! In case you miss any big moments in the show, here is a recap for all the highlighted news!

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Day 1, Sept 30

■ SNK – The King of Fighters XV

■KONAMI – Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel

■ Too Kyo Games & Akatsuki – Tribe Nine

■ Spike Chunsoft – Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp

■ CAPCOM – Monster Hunter Rise

Day 2, Oct 1

■ Happinet – Dusk Diver 2

■ Happinet – Magatsu Barai

■ Happinet – Little Witch Nobeta

■ 505 Games – Eiyuden Chronicle Rising

■ Square Enix Presents – Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

■ Square Enix Presents – Dungeon Encounters

■ Square Enix Presents – Echoes of Mana

■ Square Enix Presents – Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

■ Bandai Namco – The iDOLM@STER Starlit Season

■ Sega/ Atlus – Sin Chronicle

Day 3, Oct 2

■ Tencent Games – Manasis Refrain

■ Koei Tecmo – Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth

■ Koei Tecmo – Dynasty Warriors 9

■ Koei Tecmo – Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

■ Sega/ Atlus – Shikabane Gurai no Bouken Meshi

■ Bandai Namco – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: ISEKAI Memories

■ DMM Games – Touken Ranbu Warriors

Day 4, Oct 3

■ S-Game – Phantom Blade: Executioner

■110 Industries – Wanted: Dead

■ NCSOFT – Lineage W

■ Square Enix – Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier

■ WFS – Heaven Burns Red

■ miHoYo – Genshin Impact

■ Bandai Namco – Sword Art Online

■ Bandai Namco – Tales of Arise

■ Bandai Namco – Tales of Luminaria

Day 1, Sept 30

SNK

KOF XV TGS2021

 Title: The King of Fighters XV 
Recap: SNK demonstrated live gameplay for the upcoming The King of Fighters XV, which is set to release for PC console on  February 17, 2022.

A trailer for new character Isla (CV: Lynn) is also revealed. Isla is a new character in the KOF series and fights with two phantom hands and occasionally uses spray paint to attacks.

 Related Article:   SNK Shows Live Gameplay for KOF XV During TGS2021
 Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/yZy-NbJzwjQ

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KONAMI

Title: Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel 
Recap: KONAMI revealed the first-ever gameplay footage for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel, the latest Yu-Gi-Oh online game for mobile, PC and consoles. The game is also confirmed to release this Winter!

In Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel, players will be able to battle other gamers online, as well as watch matches as audience.

Related Article: KONAMI Reveals Gameplay & Release Date for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel at TGS2021!
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/HfJvIFIY_xQ

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Too Kyo Games & Akatsuki

Title: Tribe Nine
Recap: Too Kyo Games and Akatsuki announced that the Tribe Nine multi-media project is getting a smartphone game and TV anime. Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka is credited with the original work.

The story takes place in fictional 23 wards in Tokyo, where outlaw groups formed by the desperate youngsters in each ward use a duelling method called “Xtrean baseball” to battle against each other. There are no stadiums for the battles, while duels are held over the streets.

The anime also reveals the first trailer and is set to premiere in January 2021.

Related Article: Danganronpa Creator’s Tribe Nine Gets Smartphone Game & TV Anime! 1st Trailer Revealed at TGS2021!
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/ZwcFSd2PZjs

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Spike Chunsoft

Title: Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp
Recap: Spike Chunsoft revealed the first gameplay demo of Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, which will release on November 4 in Japan and on December 3, 2021 in North America and Europe.

Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp is an expanded standalone version of the board minigame “Ultimate Talent Development Plan” in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. It is set in an alternate universe where all the characters from the various Danganronpa games live in relative harmony on an island summer camp.

Related Article: Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp First Demo Play Revealed at TGS2021
Live Stream URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59ZhDsNp2Q

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CAPCOM

Title: Monster Hunter Rise 
Recap: CAPCOM announced that two collaboration is coming to Monster Hunter Rise!

The Monster Hunter Rise x Ghosts’n Goblins Resurrect collaboration will start on Oct 29 featuring the Arthur Layered Armor, special collaboration weapons, and a special “lance throw” animation.

A collaboration with Sonic the Hedgehog to celebrate its 30th anniversary is also announced. Details will be revealed later.

Related Article: CAPCOM Announces Monster Hunter Rise x Sonic The Hedgehog Collaboration at TGS2021
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/z0WzEFC2E9M

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IzanagiGames

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate

Title:  DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate
Recap: IzanagiGames announced that the new Tokyo Chronos series title DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate is coming to Switch in early 2022.

Co-developed by IzanagiGames and MyDearest, DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate will share the same universe as Tokyo Chronos and ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, but is a brand-new game rather than a sequel.

Related Article: DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate Coming to Switch in Early 2022
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/TyT2Aox31Eo

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Day 2, Oct 1

 

Happinet

Title: Dusk Diver 2
Recap: JUSTDAN INTERNATIONAL revealed a gameplay video for Beat ’em up action game Dusk Diver 2 during Happinet GAME SHOWCASE . It is also confirmed to release for PS4 and Switch worldwide in 2022.

The game is a direct sequel to the 2019 Musou-style RPG action game Dusk Diver that originated from Taiwan. The setting of the sequel has expanded its scale to not just Ximending, but also Dihua Street and The Red House.

Related Article: Dusk Diver 2 Launches for PS4 & Switch Worldwide in 2022! 1st Gameplay Video Revealed at TGS2021!
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/pHiBOkinANU

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Title: Magatsu Barai
Recap: Japanese studio Light revealed the first trailer of their new battle visual novel Magatsu Barai during Happinet GAME SHOWCASE. It will release for Switch on January 17, 2022 in Japan.

The game revolves around Hayato Isurugi. On the verge of dying after an accident, Hayato meets an incarnation of grudge, a Magatsu, sealed by his ancestors. In order to survive, Hayato signs a contract with this Magatsu and gains incredible powers, kickstarting the vibrant new life.

Related Article:  New Battle Visual Novel Magatsu Barai Revealed at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/pHiBOkinANU

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Title: Little Witch Nobeta 
Recap: Little Witch Nobeta 3D action adventure game will launch in 2022 on PS4, Switch, and PC. The game is collaborating with the virtual YouTuber brand hololive with three bosses voiced by VTubers Omaru Polka, Shirakami Fubuki, and Shirogane Noel.

Players play as the little witch and venture into the ancient castle to unravel the mysteries of her past. The game is currently available for early access.

Related Article: Little Witch Nobeta x hololive Collaboration Revealed at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/pHiBOkinANU

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505 Games

Title: Eiyuden Chronicle Rising 
Recap: 505 Games revealed a new trailer and gameplay footage for the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle spin-off title, Eiyuden Chronicle Rising.

Eiyuden Chronicle Rising is a town-building action RPG that is set in the same universe as the Eiyuden Chronicle in a pre-war era. It is slated for a Spring 2022 release.

Related Article: 505 Games Reveals Gameplay Footage for Eiyuden Chronicle Rising @ TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/TMTC3l-c-4M

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Square Enix Presents

Title:  Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Recap: Square Enix revealed a new trailer for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin during the Square Enix Presents. It also confirmed its release date on March 18, 2022.

The game is also getting a second demo for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S that includes multiplayer mode.

Developed by Team Ninja, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a spin-off of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series. It is set in a dark fantasy interpretation of the setting for the original Final Fantasy game, with a group of people drawn into it from another world.

Related Article: Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin New Trailer Confirms Release Date on March 18, 2022
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/u53x8F6xrSA

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Title: Dungeon Encounters 
Recap: Square Enix announced Dungeon Encounters, a new single-player dungeon exploration RPG, which will release for the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC via Steam from Oct 14, 2021.

Directed by Final Fantasy series’ veteran Hiroyuki Ito and produced by Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age’s Hiroaki Kato, Dungeon Encounters challenges players to test their strategic skills with 100 levels of Dungeon with 2D grid-based movements.

Related Article:  Square Enix Announces Dungeon Encounters RPG Launching for PS4, Switch & PC on Oct 14
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/u53x8F6xrSA

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Title: Echoes of Mana 
Recap: Square Enix revealed a new trailer for Echoes of Mana during the Square Enix Presents at TGS2021. The game is set to release for iOS and Android in Spring 2022.

Echoes of Mana is an action RPG for smartphones gathering the all-star characters from the Mana Series. You can enjoy a new story that transcends the boundaries of the work, woven both by the original and signature characters of the series

Related Article:  Echoes of Mana Coming to Mobile in Spring 2022! New Trailer Revealed at TGS2021!
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/u53x8F6xrSA

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Title: Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier
Recap: Square Enix  revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier battle royale mobile game during the Square Enix Presents. The trailer not only previews the gameplay, but also introduce a new Ninja battle style.
Related Article:  Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier New Trailer Reveals Ninja Battle Style
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/u53x8F6xrSA

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Bandai Namco

Title: The iDOLM@STER Starlit Season 
Recap: Bandai Namco’s The iDOLM@STER Starlit Season  revealed the MV for GR@TITUDE by Project LUMINOUS and the official launch trailer.

The live stream also revealed a live gameplay demonstration for Starlit Season, in which players can  form their own units with idols from the four agencies. A special collaboration with Ace Combat is also announced.

Related Article:  The iDOLM@STER Starlit Season New MV, PV, & PS4 Demo Revealed at TGS2021
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/LYMD3uoUg5I 

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Sega

Title: Sin Chronicle
Recap: Sega unveiled Sin Chronicle, a new RPG that is set to release for iOS and Android on Dec 15. Pre-registration also opens now. A trailer and demo play is also showcased.

Created by the creative minds behind Chain Chronicle, Sin Chronicle inherits the spirits of Chain Chronicle, but follows a completely different story. In Sin Chronicle, players will have to determine their own destiny. Every chapter, they have to make an ultimate decision that determines the route they are on.

Related Article: Sega’s Sin Chronicle New Mobile RPG Launches on December 15! Pre-registration Opens Now!
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/VCGtig4MsB8

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Day 3, Oct 2

 

Tencent Games

Title: Manasis Refrain 
Recap: Tencent Games revealed an opening video and demonstrated live gameplay for the upcoming adventure RPG Manasis Refrain.

In Manasis Refrain, players can explore the world of Fotania. Players will be able to travel to different areas in a party of three. Each area features different environments and enemies. Players take control of one character at a time and can fight monsters in real-time combat.

Related Article:  Tencent Games Showcases Manasis Refrain at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/NJBbSa0slJo

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Koei Tecmo

Title:  Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth 
Recap: Koei Tecmo announced that the upcoming Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth will be delayed from its previously planned 2021 release to early 2022 in Japan. A new trailer and in-game screenshots are also showcased.

In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth, warlords will support the player as “servants” and act on their own judgment. They will make proposals to develop their forces, expand their territory, and respond to the invasion of hostile forces. Join the warlords to achieve your goal to unify the entire country!

Related Article: Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rebirth Delayed to Early 2022; First Trailer & Screenshots Revealed
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/9C8989aKfg8

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Title:  Dynasty Warriors 9 
Recap: Koei Tecmoi announced the official release date for Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires as Dec 23, 2021 in Japan, and Feb 15, 2022 for the west on PC and consoles.

live gameplay demonstration is also revealed, introducing new elements to the iconic hack’n slash franchise, including more strategies, a new Duel Mode and Edit Mode.

Related Article: Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Launches 23rd Dec for PC & Console 15th Feb for the West
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/9C8989aKfg8

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Atelier Sophie 2

Title: Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
Recap: Koei Tecmo announced Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Atelier series. It is slated for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 24, 2022.

In the gameplay demonstration, the synthesis will be upgraded in Atelier Sophie 2. Players will be able to use multiple ingredients during he synthesis process. As players gather new ingredients, more recipes will be unlocked.

The synthesis process also features a small puzzle game element where players will have to use different ingredients on the panel to increase the quality of the final product.

Related Article: Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Announced at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/9C8989aKfg8

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Sega/ Atlus

shikabane gurai no bouken meshi

Title: Shikabane Gurai no Bouken Meshi
Recap: Nippon Ichi Software announced a brand new simulation RPG, Shikabane Gurai no Bouken Meshi (屍喰らいの冒険メシ), during the SEGA/Atlus live stream. Harada Takehito, the person behind the Disgaea series is designing the characters.

It is a dungeon survival simulation RPG, in which players dive into dungeons to scavenge for ingredients to cook meals. Players will be able to find ingredients in the field, as well as hunt and defeat monsters to use as ingredients. It is slated for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on January 27, 2021 in Japan.

Related Article: Nippon Ichi Software Announces Brand New Simulation RPG Shikabane Gurai no Bouken Meshi
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/Qx6aaUE5808

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Bandai Namco

Title: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: ISEKAI Memories
Recap: Bandai Namco Entertainment’s That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: ISEKAI Memories has revealed a new key visual, demo play and animated PV created by 8-Bit studio.

Rie Takahashi will voice over the game’s original character Izis. Another game’s original character Shinsha is voiced by Tomori Kusunoki.

The battles feature an intuitive card-selection command system. Select the same card to unleash combo attacks and special skills. The game also has Predator quests, which allows Rimuru to devour the enemies’ skills just like the original settings.

Related Article: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: ISEKAI Memories Reveals New Visual, Demo Play & Animated PV at TGS2021
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/Si8BKbfRu8Y

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DMM Games

Title: Touken Ranbu Warriors
Recap: DMM Games’ Touken Ranbu Warriors/ Touken Ranbu Musou revealed the first demo play.

Touken Ranbu Warriors is a typical beat ’em up hack and slash fighting system just like other Dynasty Warriors games. Players will be following the touken danshi to join in the historical wars and complete different missions by fighting along the way.

The two swords you choose can also unleash special attacks (Link Skills) together, while different sword combinations will have different effects. Players can also assign the touken danshi to Internal Affairs in Honmaru just like the original game.

Touken Ranbu Warriors is set to release on Switch and PC via DMM Games on February 17, 2022 in Japan and on May 24, 2022 in the West.

Related Article: Touken Ranbu Warriors 1st Demo Play Revealed at TGS2021
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/MXt_V9iZ1vY

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Day 4, Oct 3

S-Game

phantom blade executioner

Title: Phantom Blade: Executioner
Recap: S-Games announced the latest instalment of the mobile ARPG series Phantom Blade, titled Phantom Blade: Executioner.

It will continue the Phantom Blade’s fast-paced action gameplay with a stylish art direction that combines Chinese wuxia elements and a touch of steampunk. Players will be able to play the game alone as well as with other players with online co-op. The game also has a PvP mode.

The game will be available in multiple languages including English, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. It is set to release in 2022.

Related Article:  S-Game Announces New Phantom Blade Title Coming in 2022
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/H4mWHh3Yfeo

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S-Game

Title: Wanted: Dead
Recap: 110 Industries announced a brand new action game from the creators of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive titled Wanted: Dead for PC and Consoles in 2022. A teaser trailer providing a glimpse of the gameplay is also revealed.
Related Article: New Wanted: Dead Action Game Announced from the Makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive!
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/vfraS99S2Ac

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NCSOFT

Title: Lineage W
Recap: NCSOFT showcased the highlighted gameplay of Lineage W, which is set to release for mobile and PC in 13 countries and regions simultaneously on November 4, 2021.

The MMORPG features a dark fantasy world presented with full 3D graphics and quarter view. In the real-time Boss Raid, the boss will become part of the map and the terrain will change anytime during battles.

It also has an “AI translation” system that enables real-time communication among players speaking different languages, and “Voice-to-text” function converting speech to text.

Related Article: Lineage W MMORPG Showcases Gameplay at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/HZCwlaOwNhI

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Square Enix

Title: Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier
Recap: Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier battle royale game will launch for mobile in November and pre-registration will open in October. The game will support controllers when it officially launches.

The game will also add a Training Mode for players to do different experiments before battles. The tutorial will also be revamped to guide players who are not familiar with the battle royale game system.

The demo play showcased the newly announced battle style, Ninja. The high mobility of Ninja allows you to jump higher than other battle styles. Ninja can use shuriken for melee combat.

Related Article: Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier Coming to Mobile in November! Pre-registration Opens This Month!
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/2ucir-aeJi8

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WFS

Title: Heaven Burns Red
Recap: WFS and Key’s Heaven Burns Red mobile game revealed the 2nd PV and a demo play to introduce the battle system.

Heaven Burns Red is a new game created by Key’s visual novel writer Jun Maeda, who is known to create AIR, Kanon and CLANNAD.

Players form a team of six and only three characters can move every turn. Players can switch characters whenever they want during battles. The game features a turn-based command battle system. SP will accumulate in every turn and it can be used to unleash character’s skills.

Related Article: WFS x Key’s Heaven Burns Red Unveils 2nd PV & Battle System at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/mxmNTfkdPsg

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miHoYo

Title: Genshin Impact
Recap: miHoYo revealed the official trailer for Genshin Impact‘s Version 2.2 and upcoming event’s details. Released on Oct 13, the version 2.2 will features a new character Thoma, together with the return of Childe and Hu Tao.

The new Dreams of Bloom event where players will have to plant and grow dreamblooms. Completing the event challenges will reward players with one of three unique flower stands that players can use to decorate their realms.

Related Article: Genshin Impact v2.2 Introduces New Music Event and Features 
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/PWOAvfFircU

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Bandai Namco

Title: Sword Art Online
Recap: Bandai Namco announced that the previously teased SAO Alicization Braiding is a new project that will completely overhaul Sword Art Online Alicization Rising Steel! The new update will be implemented on October 30, with a new arcs following the plot of the Moon Cradle arc and Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night.

SAO Integral Factor is adding a new Progressive scenario and event. The Japanese server will celebrating its 4th anniversary with the 75th floor adding to the dungeon.

SAO Alicization Lycoris is releasing a new paid DLC, Myosotis. A Tales of ARISE collaboration DLC is also confirmed.

Related Article: TGS2021 SAO Livestream Reveals More Details on Alicization Braiding
Live Stream URL: https://youtu.be/3mu-vEeB29s

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Title: Tales of Arise
Recap: Tales of Arise action RPG announced a  new update, DLC and a collaboration with Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris.

The free DLC will add new enemies that you can fight in the training ground. If you win, you will get special weapons that suits the current DLC costume.

A DLC collaborating with Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will be on sale from October 7. A special SAO costumes and weapons are available for Alphen, Shionne and Law.

Related Article: Tales of Arise Announces Collaboration with Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/ixHA4d87EFc

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Title: Tales of Arise
Recap: Bandai Namco showcased a demo play for the upcoming Tales of Luminaria mobile game, which is set to release in 2021.

The game’s producer explained that as the 21 protagonist feature different battle styles, players can experience different gaming experience in the voluminous story chapters. Players can also discover the map and collect materials by moving around the world of Tales of Luminaria.

Related Article: Tales of Luminaria Mobile Game Showcases Demo Play at TGS2021
Live Stream URL:  https://youtu.be/ixHA4d87EFc

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