Players can control Kirito and Asuna’s jockeys inside the VR racetrack for the JRA campaign
The Sword art online the series is associated with the Japanese Racing Association (JRA) for a horse racing game with a touch of virtual reality. Players can control Sword art online jockey avatars inside the cluster’s VR platform, where they can obtain items and participate in races with other users for the exclusive events of the weekend “Aincrad Cup”.
New players will only be able to control avatars Kirito and Asuna, but by collecting all eight items in the “Conquer Virtual Racecourse” game, they will get a secret avatar. Getting first place in one of the weekend’s exclusive races will also get you an exclusive avatar.
There is also a virtual photo spot inside the game where you can take a selfie; residents of Japan can post their photos on Twitter with the hashtags # ã ã¾ ã³ (Umabi), # ã ã¼ ã ã£ ã« ã» ã« ã ã£ ã¼ (Virtual Selfie) and # ãª ã¼ ã¿ ã ã» ã ã¼ ã ã£ ã« ã» ã¬ ã¼ ã· ã³ ã° (Autumn Virtual Racing) to participate in the race electronic.
Virtual YouTubers Hololive Shirakami Fubuki, Ookami Mio, Minato Aqua and Sakura Miko will promote the campaign with live broadcasts. Fubuki and Mio’s stream took place on October 23, while Aqua and Miko’s streams will take place on October 29 and November 26, respectively.
Players can dive into the game today through the campaign website. The game will run until December 29.
The campaign promotes Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night animated film, which opens in Japan on October 30. The anime is based on Reki kawahara‘s Sword Art Online: Progressive Light novel series, which tells the story of players trapped in a virtual world survival game.
Source: Press release