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Phantasy Star Online 2 x Sword Art Online Collaboration Event Starts May 12

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A collaboration between Phantasy Star Online 2 and Sword Art Online is set to begin on May 12 bringing some special limited time rewards. Here’s what you can expect from this collaboration.

You’ll be able to find Asuna and Kirito in the Shopping Plaza. If you happen to win over their favor, you’ll receive Partner Cards. You might even get the chance to earn some special requests and rewards. These items and rewards can be earned in-game, of course.

Moreover, these items and rewards are not tied to AC Scratch. This means that they are available for everyone who participates in this collaboration event. Regarding the upcoming collaboration, PSO Team Global Fred White shared a few thoughts in the accompanying press release,

“Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online are very familiar with living in an MMORPG, and we now welcome them to explore the world of our own world of PSO2. They’ll be bringing a lot of special rewards and items like outfits, hairstyles, voice tickets, and weapons for players to collect to commemorate their time here."

The collaboration will also include an original PSO2 story which will feature main characters from Sword Art Online as they have now crossed over into PSO2. Be sure to complete a Client Order for Asuna or Kirito to kick off an event to progress the story. Completing these story quests will also see you rewarded with emotes and items.

In some related PSO2 news, the New Genesis update is receiving another closed beta on May 14. And in case you missed it, check out some the dangerous enemies in New Genesis.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.