By Patrick Aguda / March 30th, 2019
Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced the newest game entry in the Sword Art Online franchise. The game takes place during the Alicization arc of the light novels and is set in “Underworld.” The title is Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris and will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A release date was not announced.
You can check out the announcement trailer for the game below. The trailer features Kirito, Eugeo, Alice, and Administrator.
Bandai Namco describes the game as follows:
Leading anime video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris is coming to the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM®. Play as series protagonist, Kirito, and become immersed in the “Underworld,” a mysterious virtual world set in the anime series’ Alicization arc. Featuring epic battles, stunning JRPG visuals, and an expansive world to explore; Kirito’s journey through the latest SWORD ART ONLINE game is ready to begin.
Following the events of the SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization anime series, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris finds Kirito in a mysterious but familiar virtual world, “Underworld,” where A.I.s behave like humans. As players take control of Kirito, they will relive heart-pounding scenes from the series through intense combat. Players will also encounter fan favorite characters including Eugeo, Alice, Administrator, and many more. A wide world awaits Kirito and his friends in this exciting adaptation to the SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization series.
“For the first time in a SWORD ART ONLINE video game, players will be able to faithfully follow the events of the anime series.” said Jennifer Tsang, Brand Marketing Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We look forward to players and fans experiencing the Alicization story arc as Kirito, uncovering the mysteries of Underworld, and making new friends along the way.”
The last console Sword Art Online game released was Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. That game launched worldwide on February 28, 2018. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will be the 2nd game in the franchise to be released for Xbox One.
Are you ready to adventure through “Underworld” with Kirito?
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