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El Segundo, Calif. – April 6, 2020 - Time to break out the NerveGear! GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) has announced that Sword Art Online is returning to Puzzle & Dragons in a limited-time collaboration. From April 6 - 19, players will be able to unleash some of Sword Art Online’s favorite characters and creatures as they battle their way through new dungeons and boss battles.


This Sword Art Online collab will bring several new characters through the Teleport Gates to the world of Puzzle & Dragons: Alice Synthesis Thirty, Elite Disciple, Eugeo, and Cardinal. All-new and returning Sword Art Online characters will be available through the Sword Art Online Egg Machine to help you fight against the evil forces of Argus. Additionally, Puzzle & Dragons will receive two new Assist Evolution Monsters, Osmanthus Blade and Blue Rose Sword, along with several limited-time exclusives. Players won’t want to miss out on the MP Shop Exclusive, Song Princess, Yuna; or the limited-time Monster Exchange exclusive characters Swordsman-in-Training, Eugeo and Swordsman-in-Training, Kirito!     


Two limited-time dungeons more fearsome than Aincrad will also be available during the Sword Art Online collaboration. Those who dare to enter the Sword Art Online dungeon will fight through seven floors in order to claim victory and reap the rewards. Additional features include a single-floor multiplayer dungeon and a boss exclusive to the event: An Incarnation of the Radius. Taking down this formidable boss will allow players to obtain exclusive rewards.


As a login bonus, players will get one free pull from the Sword Art Online Memorial Egg Machine. For those players hoping for more, three exclusive bundles will be available for purchase during the collaboration. For $0.99, players can purchase the 1 Magic Stone + Sword Art Online Egg Machine bundle. For $9.99 there’s the 10 Magic Stones + Sword Art Online Cardinal Egg Machine option, which ensures players a ★5 Cardinal and the exclusive SAO Orbs Skin. In addition, purchasing the $19.99 20 Magic Stones + ★6 Sword Art Online Egg Machine bundle will guarantee a ★6 pull.


Find the full details of the Sword Art Online collaboration below.


Sword Art Online Egg Machine Characters:



Alice Synthesis Thirty (NEW!)

Elite Disciple, Eugeo (NEW!)








Cardinal (NEW!)






Information Broker, Argo


Sword Art Online Assist Evolutions:

Osmanthus Blade (NEW!)

Blue Rose Sword (NEW!)

Kirito's Elucidator & Dark Repulser

Asuna's Lambent Light

Leefa's Sweep Saber

Sinon's PGM Hecate II

Yuukii's Macuahuitl

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth, featuring an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, players capture, collect and evolve thousands of elemental monsters while incorporating quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. To date, Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 80 million downloads worldwide and can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

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GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content, and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix U.S.A. and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, SUPERTRICK GAMES, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GOEA is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit