Sword Art Online: The Beginning first battle footage 26 seconds of battle. A 26-second clip showcasing what a battle looks like in IBM Japan’s virtual reality game Sword Art Online: The Beginning has surfaced online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FF1rUWTCQsSword Art Online: The Beginning is currently in alpha testing in Tokyo by 208 participants. Read more about the game here. Find a set of screenshots here.