Sega announced the PSO2 SAO collaboration event will come to the global version of its MMORPG on May 12, 2021. The event already took place in the Japanese version of the game. Fans in the west will finally be able to obtain rewards exclusive to the event, like items and emotes. There will also be original story content in Phantasy Star Online 2 involving Asuna and Kirito from Sword Art Online.
Players can find SAO‘s Asuna and Kirito in PSO2‘s Shopping Plaza. Gaining favor with the characters will nab players their respective Partner Cards. Additionally, the Sword Art Online characters will have special requests. Fans can obtain rewards like hairstyles, outfits, voice tickets, and weapons from them. Sega also clarified that the rewards are not tied to AC Scratch and don’t require real money, so players can earn all items in-game if they participate.
The limited-time collab event between PSO2 and SAO will also have original story content. The narrative will feature Asuna and Kirito as they discover Phantasy Star Online 2‘s world. Players can complete Client Orders from the characters to progress the story. Those who participate in the quests will also earn exclusive emotes and items.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is Sega’s free-to-play MMORPG. The title was exclusive to Japan until 2020, when it received English support and a worldwide release. Sega will hold a closed beta on Windows 10 PCs in May 2021 for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, which will be a shared universe and a massive update to the original game. Fans can also check out a special broadcast on the updated title coming soon in April 2021.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available in the west on the Xbox One and PC. The title also launched on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita in Japan. The PSO2 SAO collaboration will come to the global version of the game on May 12, 2021.