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Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC Trailer Released

The worlds of Sword Art Online and Tales of Arise are set to collide soon, as officially teased by Bandai Namco Sunday.
The worlds of Sword Art Online and Tales of Arise are set to collide soon, as officially teased by Bandai Namco Sunday. / Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco

The Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC trailer was released by Bandai Namco on Sunday, giving JRPG and anime fans alike excitement and insight into what exactly the in-game collaboration will entail.

A partnership involving one of the most popular anime franchises in the past decade and one of newest AAA JRPGs to be released, here's a breakdown of the upcoming Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC.

Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC Trailer Released

Announced during their livestream from Tokyo Game Show 2021, Japanese multinational video game titan Bandai Namco revealed several plans regarding new content coming to Tales of Arise this week.

On Oct. 7, not only will the title receive a free update bring two new difficulty settings in Easiest and Unknown, as well as three new kinds of special battles that will let players fight new enemies and win special weapons, but also the release of its DLC crossover with SAO.

Dubbed the Sword Art Online Collaboration Pack, the new premium DLC offering invites players to fight Kirito and Asuna in a special mission, receive new SAO-themed outfits for Alphen, Shionne and Law, obtain Kirito's weapons and unlock an exclusive Mystic Arte.

As seen at the start of the trailer, both Kirito and Asuna are Lv. 98, so players can expect this to be the hardest fight in the game once it drops.

In Japan, the Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC will run for 1,760 yen, which approximately translates into $16.

Tales of Arise is now available on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam).

For more on Tales of Arise, feel free to check out our guides on the Shionne the Fashion Critic and Hard Liquor quests, as well as where to find Beast Manes.