Transactions in the game Sword Art Online Unleash Blading were disabled shortly after the shutdown notice was issued by the game operator.
Sword Art Online Unleash Blading game will close servers from January 2023, according to an announcement from Bandai Namco. This product launched in November 2019 and this is not the first Sword Art Online game to be closed. In the initial release in November 2019, the mobile game was originally called Sword Art Online Alicization Blading in Japan, while the global version was called Sword Art Online Alicization Rising Steel.
“We regret to announce the closure of Sword Art Online Unleash Blading. Thank you all for your love for the game and we hope to serve you in future products. We will open the server until 06:00 UTC on January 16, 2023,” the announcement said.
This will be the fifth mobile game in the series to be shut down after more than a month of no updates. When the developer announced the date and time of the shutdown, it also disabled the ability to purchase diamonds, the game’s premium currency.
Sword Art Online Alicization Blading stopped working on January 16, 2023, so in-game purchases will also be disabled on November 14, 2022. The developer has closed many mobile games. launch in 2022, this is one of the most popular games on mobile to have to stop operating.
Sword Art Online Alicization Blading is a turnp-based game with anime graphics style and is loved by many gamers. The game is based on the Alicization storyline from the Sword Art Online manga series with Kirito, Eugeo and friends on a quest to rescue Alice.
The developer of the game planned to expand Kirito and Asuna’s journey in the underworld and introduce the lord of the human empire, but the plan was not implemented due to various reasons, causing the game to be shut down immediately. 01 year later.
According to the report, the steady decline over several months in the number of players and profits (only 73,000 USD) made the management bored and no longer wanted to invest in this product. In addition, Bandai Namco is about to release another new game called Sword Art Online Variant Showdown – a product capable of replacing Unleashing Blading in the future. Currently, there is not much information about this new game, but gamers are eager to see what the product has to offer.