Fans of popular anime Sword Art Online can delve into exhibits inspired by the series until March 10.
Sword Art Online (SAO) is a bestselling light novel with over 22 million copies sold worldwide and a story set in a massively multiplayer online game that explores the positive and negative impacts of technologies such as virtual reality and AI on humanity. Until March 10 Pacific Time, SAO fans can visit Sword Art Online -EX-CHRONICLE- Online Edition to immerse yourself in the world of SAO. The event is a revival of the physical exhibitions held in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2019 and 2020, while the online edition takes the event to multiple countries and makes it accessible in VR as well as PCs and smartphones. There are also official merchandise available for purchase that were produced specifically for the event.
The event features some attractions available for free and others available through a paid ticket, starting with a portal inspired by the city of the beginnings, followed by the main exhibition hall based on the exterior of Aincrad’s floating castle. A four-sided screen theater in past exhibitions has allowed visitors to have an immersive view of the SAO world and a new version of it is also here in the online edition. Visitors can also participate in a free event in the VR space where they can attempt to defeat The Skull Reaper. You can find more information about the exhibitions here.
Physical items such as T-shirts and towels are available to order for fans in Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA . Tickets for the event cost around $33 to access through the VR app, or around $29 to access through a browser window.
This is sponsored content that has been provided by Project REKI KAWAHARA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/SAO-P.