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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris review

System: Switch
Release date: September 30, 2022
Developer: Aquria
Publisher: Bandai Namco

If you were into anime in the 2010s (and probably even if you weren’t), it’s likely that you’ve heard of Sword Art Online. An immensely popular series of light novels by Reki Kawahara, it has since spawned several shows, movies, and, of course, video games. The world of Sword Art Online seems to lend itself perfectly to a video game format, and the series has capitalized on its MMO premise to release several titles across various platforms over the years. Alicization Lycoris is the most recent game of the franchise, releasing in 2020 on other platforms, and has now finally made its way to the Switch two years later following Hollow Realization and Fatal Bullet. But if you pick it up, will you want to log out?

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris gameplay

Bandai Namco’s latest Switch port, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, released on Switch this week and gameplay has emerged. Over an hour of footage has come in.

Below is an overview of the game with more details:

To celebrate the release of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris on Switch, Bandai Namco has prepared a launch trailer. The game has started to launch in certain regions and will soon be available worldwide.

You can find everything you need to know about Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris in the following overview:

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival gameplay

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, which ended up on Switch this week, has received new gameplay. An hour of footage is available for the rhythm title.

Below is an official overview from Bandai Namco:

DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of the Nine Realms launched today on Switch, and Bandai Namco have dropped a launch trailer to celebrate the game’s release.

Here’s some more information about the game, as well as the trailer:

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival trailer

Bandai Namco has shared a launch trailer for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival. The game has started to release in certain regions, though it’ll be available worldwide before the end of the week.

You can catch up on Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival by checking out the following overview:

A new software update is now available for SD Gundam Battle Alliance, providing an extensive number of bug fixes, as well as unlocking higher levels for Mobile Suits, Pilots, and Partners, up to level 100. Full patch notes can be found below:

Tales of Symphonia Remastered improvements gameplay

Tales of Symphonia Remastered was highlighted at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show today with more details about improvements plus first gameplay.

When it comes to graphics, Bandai Namco has reworked the main character graphics. This also extends to the 2D graphics for the opening movie and skits plus the natural expression of the world map. There’ll be graphic improvement of some objects. Regarding how the game actually plays, the title will have an event skip function (some event movies and skits can be skipped). The frame rate when using some artes has been stabilized as well. Finally, players can expect improvements while traveling on the sea.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Season Pass 2 Bardock

Bandai Namco has made a couple of new announcements for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, as the game is getting a Season Pass 2 which includes brand new DLC based on the “Bardock: The Father of Goku” TV special.

With the Bardock DLC, players will be able to “experience the intense battles fought by Bardock and his compatriots when they invaded planets as members of the Frieza Force.” The story “will culminate in the tragic fate that befell the Saiyan race at the hands of Frieza himself”. Players will even be able to explore parts of Planet Vegeta, including a Saiyan community, the Frieza Force base, and more.

Details of two new characters for Dragon Ball: The Breakers have surfaced as part of a TGS presentation. The first, Majin Buu, will be a Raider in the game, and the second, The Farmer, will be a Survivor. Both were shown off in a new trailer, which interested players can see below:

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