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SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION LYCORIS RELEASES MAJOR DLC BLOOMING OF MATRICARIA AND FREE UPDATE ADDING NEW WEAPONS, ENEMIES AND RAIDS

Second Major DLC for the Game Introduces All-New Multi-Chapter Storyline; Free Update with  New Content and Enhancements is Available to All Players
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IRVINE, Calif., (July 26, 2022) – Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced Blooming Of Matricaria, the newest major DLC for the anime-inspired role-playing game SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION LYCORIS. Blooming Of Matricaria is available now for purchase. SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION LYCORIS is available now on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch™ on September 30, 2022.

 
Following the events of the ”Ancient Apostles” storylines and the Blooming Of Forget-Me-Not  DLC, Blooming of Matricaria delivers a new multi-chapter experience where Kirito and his friends must prepare to stand up to the Four Lords and prevent them from using the Divine Object of Mass Destruction. In addition to Rogu, the charming new playable character, players will have access to the new “Shield and Axe” weapon type which excels in preventing attacks and overpowering the enemy with increased firepower.  Blooming of Matricaria also includes new maps, dungeons, and divine beasts to challenge in intense battles, as well as a moving story involving fan-favorite characters.

 
Also released today, a free update for SWORD ART ONLINE ALICAZATION LYCORIS brings increased level caps for playable characters, weapons, enemies, and raid quests, along with five new Series Equipment to collect, the ability to update and reserve Play Avatars, and other miscellaneous enhancements. Please visit the game’s official page for a full list of updates at https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/sword-art-online-alicization-lycoris

 
Check out the all-new trailer featuring new content in SWORD ART ONLINE ALICIZATION LYCORIS’ Blooming of Matricaria DLC at the following YouTube link (ready for embedding): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHWkmoAPQX4

 
For press only, static assets are available at the Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. press room at www.bneapressroom.com; a library of video trailers ready for embedding are available on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/BandaiNamcoEntertainmentAmerica.

 
For information on this title and other products from Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., please visit www.bandainamcoent.com. Join in the conversation on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS, check us out live on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/bandainamcous,  or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

 
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About Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., part of the Bandai Namco Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for major video game consoles, PC, online, and mobile platforms. The company is known for creating many of the industry’s beloved classic franchises such as PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®, and publishing the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS™ series and the blockbuster title ELDEN RING™. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is also the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime-based video games including GUNDAM™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™, and ONE PIECE®. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com.
 

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