Sword Art Online: Code Register

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Sword Art Online: Code Register
Sword Art Online Code Register logo.png
Developer(s)Bandai Namco[1]
Publisher(s)Kadokawa Corporation[2]
SeriesSword Art Online
Platform(s)iOS
Android
Release
Genre(s)Role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player

Sword Art Online: Code Register (ソードアート・オンライン コード・レジスタ), also sometimes known as Sword Art Online: Code Resister,[2] is a 2014 video game for iOS and Android devices released in Japan only.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Sword Art Online: Code Register is a Japanese role-playing game with a simple tap-and-play battle system. Players can put together groups of characters with different skills and actions to take on opponents and explore different worlds.[4] The game features multiple worlds and characters featured in the franchise, including the eponymous Sword Art Online, ALfheim Online, and Gun Gale Online,[4][3] as well as its own original characters.[1]

The game features a "Duel Order System" where players tap characters to make them perform actions against enemies and thus pull of combos, and utilize the "Switch" system to change the order of attack for better strategies and combos.[4] Similar to the light novel and anime, there exists different kinds of Sword Skills and Unit Skills which players can utilize to deal damage or recover health; with using these different skills and combos being the key to winning the game.[4] There also exists systems to create custom weapons using materials gathered from quests, levelling up skills, and adding abilities.[5]

Promotion[edit]

Players who register early can obtain a special Kirito avatar.[4] A pre-release promotion by Bandai Namco allows registered users to help decide the voice actress for the new original character Sayuki. They are also entered into a lottery where the winner receives a Leafa figure.[6]

Sword Art Online: Code Register featured in a 2015 crossover collaboration with the Tales franchise, with characters from Tales of Link making their way into the game, along with various events and illustrations.[1] "Snow White of Saintly Healing Asuna" and "Gluttonous Reindeer Silica" outfits were available in December 2015 as part of a Christmas promotion,[7] after "Lovely Bride Asuna" and "Pretty Bride Silica" designs in June.[8]

Another 2016 crossover effort features Cross Register and .hack mobile game New World, with Code Register receiving a Black Rose costume and New World receiving Kirito and Asuna costumes and a Yui accessory, amongst other character and equipment cards.[9]

Reception[edit]

Geoff Thew of Hardcore Gamer complained about the lack of meaningful user interaction, claiming it "looks as exciting as data entry."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sato. "Characters From The Tales Series To Join In On Sword Art Online: Code Register". Siliconera. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. "Sword Art Online Code Resister". Apple iTunes. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Edwards, Tara. "Preview SAO, ALO, And Gun Gale Online In All New 'Sword Art Online: Code Register' Mobile RPG Game Trailer". KpopStarz. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Sato. "Sword Art Online's New Mobile Game Features Three VMMORPG Worlds". Siliconera. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Green, Scott. "VIDEO: "Sword Art Online: Code Register" Smartphone Game Preview and Yui Version Commercial". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Green, Scott. "Players Help Cast Voice of "Sword Art Online: Code Register" Smartphone Game's Original Character". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Green, Scott. ""Sword Art Online - Code Register" Prepares to Celebrates Christmas Eve With Some Friends". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Green, Scott. ""Sword Art Online" Smartphone Game Asuna and Silica June Bride Designs Posted". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  9. ^ Green, Scott. ""Sword Art Online" Meets ".Hack" In "New World" Collaboration". Crunchyroll. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  10. ^ Thew, Geoff. "Sword Art Online Code Register Looks As Exciting as Data Entry". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved April 16, 2016.

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