Tales of Arise and Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will have crossover costumes with each other
Bandai Namco announced a two-way collaboration between Tales of Arise and Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris at Tokyo Game Show 2021. Both games will receive costumes of the protagonist and heroine from the other title.
SAO Alicization Lycoris will simply have a free DLC set that adds Alphen's attire for Kirito and Shionne's for Asuna. Bandai Namco has not announced a launch window for the DLC on the SAO game.
Meanwhile, Tales of Arise will add even more content. The Sword Art Online Collaboration Pack DLC will come worldwide (with a price tag of 1,760 yen in Japan) on October 7. It will immediately add Kirito's costume for Alphen, Asuna's attire for Shionne, and Eugeo's outfit for Law. But the paid DLC set doesn't stop there, as it will actually add Kirito and Asuna into the game. Alphen's party will be able to challenge them to a fight. When victorious, it will unlock a new Mystic Arte for Alphen while also rewarding replicas of Kirito's Night Sky Sword and Eugeo's Blue Rose Sword.
The TGS streams also revealed more update content coming to each respective title. On the same day Tales of Arise receives the SAO paid DLC set, the recently released game will have a free DLC set containing special battles to unlock uniquely themed weapons related to the bonus costumes. There will also be a title update adding the Easiest (easier than Story difficulty) and Unknown (harder than Chaos) difficulty levels.
The SAO stream, meanwhile, revealed a few new footages for the upcoming Myosotis DLC pack coming at an unspecified time to Alicization Lycoris. The DLC will come with a new storyline telling how Kirito searches for another suitable sword to prevent Eugeo's death prophesized in the former's dream.
Tales of Arise and Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris are both available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Although the latest SAO console game is also playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X via backward compatibility, Tales of Arise has optimized versions dedicated to the latest consoles.