GMS – v.154: Sword Art Online Update Highlights

Believe it or not, Nexon is bringing the Sword Art Online crossover event from JMS to GMS. How insane is that? I don’t know about you, but SAO is one of my favorites. I’m kind of interested to see where Nexon takes this crossover event. Read on for the update highlights.

MapleStory and Sword Art Online have come together for one of the coolest crossover events in gaming: You watched it. You loved it. Now LIVE it! The heroes of Sword Art Online have appeared in Maple World – join them as they brave a new dungeon and fight the monsters that protect it.

Take part in a special roleplay event, based on the popular anime Sword Art Online! Enter the new SAO-themed dungeon (Lv. 13 and above) and you’ll randomly transform into Kirito, Asuna or Leafa for a limited time. One to three people can enter the dungeon in a party. Talk to Kirito in the Event Hall to travel to the entrance. Note that you can only play as Sword Art Online characters while inside the dungeon, though you can purchase themed outfits from the Cash Shop (see below).

You’ll need SAO Coins to gain access to the dungeon. The number of required coins will depend on the difficulty chosen (Normal or Premium). SAO Coins can be purchased from the Cash Shop. You can access the SAO Dungeon once a day without using SAO Coins by speaking to Kirito.

When you step through the portal and enter the SAO Dungeon, you will randomly transform into Kirito, Asuna, or Leafa, and will be able to fight using their skills. Utilize abilities such as The Eclipse, which allows Kirito to attack enemies in all directions with his dual blades, or Star Splash, which allows Asuna to slice foes at the speed of light.

You cannot use your own equipment or skills while in the dungeon. If you need to recover HP and MP, you’ll have to hunt Ragout Rabbits for sustenance.

Defeat all the monsters on each floor to progress. As you venture deeper inside the dungeon, you will randomly encounter bosses from Sword Art Online, including The Gleam Eyes, The Skull Reaper and The Fatal Scythe. Defeat a boss and you’ll find Asuna waiting for you in a special room. She’ll reward you with a random item, such as a cape, potions and much more!

You can receive different rewards depending on which boss you defeat, which difficulty you beat them on, and how many times you claimed victory. Clear the dungeon multiple times and you’ll be awarded special medals! If you defeat a boss more than once, you can even receive a familiar with their likeness.

Our new dungeon isn’t the only way to experience Sword Art Online – for a limited time, you can dress up like Kirito, Asuna, Leafa and even Yui, with special items available in the Cash Shop.

Get ready to enter the world of Sword Art Online!

This is really cool. I’m totally excited to see what this crossover is like in-game; to actually play it rather than watching the videos from when it started in JMS. Yui is so cute, isn’t she?

Stay tuned, and until next time,

Waru

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