The third season of the popular anime Sword Art Online (SAO) made its triumphant return to television this July, after a short hiatus. Kirito and company are back, battling to survive in both virtual reality and the real world. In celebration of the new episodes airing, the mobile game SAO: Alicization Rising Steel is launching a campaign all players will want to make the most of.

The event is set to run all the way until mid September 2020, and there are plenty of freebies up for grabs. From 19th September 15:30 UTC, your first 11x scout roll each week will be totally free — so you’ll have even more chances to add a high-star hero to your team. You’ll also receive a free character scout and weapon scout daily, until 18/9 14:59 UTC. Weekenders have one more thing to look forward to, with a log-in bonus of enhancement materials every Saturday and Sunday until 20/9 23:59 UTC. Meanwhile, up until 16/9 23:59 UTC, you can bat away mid-week blues with Wednesday’s log-in bonus roulette — spin for a chance to win. Lastly, running until 19/9 14:59 UTC, players who haven’t logged in for 30 days will also receive log-in bonuses when they return, including a four-star-guaranteed scout ticket if they log-in for seven days."

If you haven’t played it yet, SAO: Alicization Rising Steel draws from the world of the SAO anime and manga, with story arcs from the series as well as a whole host of familiar characters to collect, from Asuna and Sinon to Leafa and Eugeo. The game also introduces a number of original storylines, cut-scene animations and characters you’ll find nowhere else. Expect turn-based battles, exciting special attacks and an intriguing battle mechanic that involves sapping the enemy’s energy.

If you enjoy JRPGs, hero collectors or gacha games, this latest campaign makes now a great time to give SAO: Alicization Rising Steel a go. You can download the game for free on iOS or Android.

Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Yasukazu Kawai, producer of the SAO mobile games. He’ll be giving the lowdown on Alicization Rising Steel, and hinting at some future content players should look forward to.

For additional news and updates on Sword Art Online Alicization Rising Steel, please visit the game’s official website and follow its Twitter and Facebook channels.

Head to the Pocket Gamer LaunchPad hub to find all of our exclusive announcements from our three-day event.


*All campaign periods are subject to change or termination without prior notice.

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