Everyone in the anime world knows about Sword Art Online and what it is about. Nevertheless, for the people who do not know, here is a small synopsis of its plot. It’s the anime that revolves around the life of people trapped in a virtual survival game. In addition, they have to clear all the levels with their life on the line to be set free from that game. Indeed a pretty intense plot with great animation and characterization. But, it is loved and appreciated worldwide. The anime is based on the manga written by Reki Kawahara titled Sword Art Online: Progressive. It is a light novel.
With a surprising turn of events, this anime franchise collaborated with JRA in releasing a game. Moreover, the game is said to have a virtual twist to fit Sword Art Online’s theme. As a result, they are bringing out a virtual reality horse racing game. Let’s take a look at the details of the game!
Details on Sword Art Online X JRA Game
As stated earlier, this is a virtual reality horse racing game with the characters of Sword Art Online. The players who play this game can play and control the jockeys who will be the avatars of SAO characters in this VR. Just like the actual game, even this virtual game will be hosting different competitions to be won. One of them is a weekend-exclusive competition where the users can compete and win the best items. It is called the ‘Aincrad Cup,’ paying homage to Sword Art Online’s Aincrad. This cup is open to participants every Friday from 18:30 JST to Sunday at 23:59 JST.
Prize And Other Details Of The Game
Furthermore, the rookie players only get to use Kirito and Asuna’s avatars of Sword Art Online as jockeys; the rest must be earned. There’s a chance for obtaining a secret avatar by winning all the eight objects present inside the game called ‘Conquer the Virtual Racecourse.’ Also, by winning the weekend-exclusive games, one can earn an exotic avatar (Other Sword Art Online characters). The game also provides a virtual spot for clicking pictures where the people residing in Japan can click their photos and upload them with hashtags related to the game (check Twitter for more information). Moreover, to enter the running, one must use these hashtags for their photos and earn their e-money.
Lastly, To promote this campaign from the Sword Art Online franchise and JRA, some very famous live streamers were appointed. Then to keep the whole experience into a virtual bubble, the live streamers were virtual beings too. They are a part of YouTube’s Hololive Virtual. They are Shirakami Fubuki, Ookami Mio, Minato Aqua, and Sakura Miko. The first stream took place on the 23rd of October 2021 (done by Fubuki and Mio). The following lives are said to occur on the 29th of October and the 26th of November 2021.
With this, we hope you will have a wonderful time experiencing the game and the characters in different settings. One can be a part of the game by accessing the company’s website for it. Also, another little information, this game will be running until the 13:00 JST of 29th of December 2021. In addition to this if you are new to SAO world you can check this blog out for better understanding. Enjoy!