By Patrick Aguda / April 24th, 2020
Producer Yosuke Futami has announced that the launch of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris has been moved back from it’s original May 2020 release. The game will now launch on July 9, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan and July 10, 2020 worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The release date was pushed back due to the spread of COVID-19 and they wanted to put the health and safety of those involved first.
You can read Futami’s full statement on the global release delay below.
In addition to this news, Producers Futami, Kawai and Takeuchi will be holding a remote live SAO segment on “Dengeki PlayStation Live” at 20:00 JST on April 28. The segment will cover news on console/PC and mobile SAO titles. You can watch the segment when it goes live below or you can watch it at Dengeki’s YouTube channel.
You can also watch Alicization Lycoris‘ new release date trailer below.
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris launches July 10, 2020 worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
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