Kirito and Asuna flee the boss room upon seeing the Gleam Eyes, the boss in the form of a chimera. The two encounter and greet Klein and his guild, Fuurinkazan. When a player named Kobatz and his guild called the Aincrad Liberation Force appear, Kirito complies with giving Kobatz the map of the dungeon, despite Asuna and Klein's objections. Kirito, Asuna and Klein enter the boss room, only to find Kobatz dead and the Aincrad Liberation Force badly injured. The trio charge at the Gleam Eyes, but find that the boss is too difficult to defeat. This forces Kirito to execute his secret unique skill, dual wielding his two swords, to defeat the Gleam Eyes. Kirito collapses from loss of health, but Asuna embraces him. News of Kirito's unique dual wielding attracts the attention of Heathcliff, leader of the Knights of the Blood Oath, who challenges Kirito to a duel. If Kirito wins, Asuna can quit the guild, but if Kirito loses, he must join the guild.
Release DateSeptember 2, 2012