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Spend Your Lovely Virtual Reality Days with Asuna

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Bandai Namco Entertainment is bringing Asuna to fans in a new, leisurely-paced virtual reality experience. The company announced during the Dengeki Online live stream broadcast on Monday that it is planning to release the Sword Art Online: Lovely Honey Days for mobile devices this year.

The game will have multiple "episodes" for purchase, while the initial episode is free to play. Players take on the role of Kirito and enjoy day to day activities with Asuna like enjoying a picnic, going swimming, and sleeping in the same bed together. The game features a "Mattari Mode" (Chill Out Mode) where players can view Asuna from different angles. A "Chat Mode" lets players talk with Asuna in a SMS-style format.

The official website opened pre-registration for the game and 10 random registrants will receive special smartphone VR goggles as a prize.

Sword Art Online, its lead characters Kirito and Asuna, and its soundtrack topped last year's Newtype Awards. The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film has earned 4.3 billion yen (about US$38.2 million) in worldwide sales. A television anime adaptation of the light novel's Alicization arc is set to premiere in October. Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, a spin-off based on the virtual reality game seen in Sword Art Online II, is currently airing in Japan and streaming on Crunchyroll.

Source: Dengeki Online website and live stream

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