Bandai Namco announced the second major DLC for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, which is titled “Matricaria.”
The Matricaria DLC continues the story of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris and introduces a new character, Log. Additionally, the DLC expansion introduces the new shield & axe weapon. A release date for the Matricaria DLC is pending at this time.
Read up about the new DLC below, via Gematsu:
The Underworld. To protect this virtual world, and to prevent the future of collapse expected to occur, we accumulated power. Kirito’s sword that connects feelings… Not just Kirito—everyone has new power.
No matter the obstacle, it can be overcome. The “Final Load Experiment” response meeting focused on Cardinal began, but the bells of doom suddenly rang, declaring the activation of the “Large-Scale Destruction Divine Object Refactoring.”
And so begins the “Hundred Days War”—the battle that shakes the human world…
100 days left until the world’s demise.
New Character: Log
A boy with an eye patch over his right eye. Human, but is simple minded and rough-mannered. He seems to have known Kirito, Eugeo, and Alice for a long time…
In battle, he fights like a beast, wielding a large shield and one-handed axe.
New Weapon: Shield & Axe
A new weapon that can be equipped to Kirito and Log. The “Tank” role serves to gather enemy aggro and defend against attacks, while the “Attacker” role overwhelms the enemy with firepower increased by collected aggro. Contrary to its appearance, the Shield & Axe can also be used for quick, basic attacks.
The first major DLC, Blooming of Forget-me-not, is available now. Lastly, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam worldwide.