By Patrick Aguda / December 9th, 2019
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has announced that they will release Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris in the west on May 22, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. The game is developed by Aquria who previously developed Infinity Moment, Hollow Fragment and Hollow Realization. The game is available for pre-order now, however digital pre-order links (PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Steam) are not open at this time. All pre-orders will come with the 4 costumes which won the Costume Design Contest held earlier this year. You can check out the 4 winning costumes below.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment describes the game as follows:
Your journey is ready to begin…
For the first time ever, players can experience SWORD ART ONLINE’s anime storyline in game format with SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris! Play as the protagonist Kirito and immerse yourself in “Underworld,” a mysterious virtual world set in the anime’s Alicization arc. Featuring intense battle action, stunning JRPG visuals, and an expansive world to explore; your journey through the latest VRMMO SWORD ART ONLINE game is ready to begin!
- Lycoris Flower – Lycoris is a species of flower found in the South of Japan which symbolizes passion, sad memories, reunion, and self-reliance. Experience these themes as you dive into the game’s storyline.
- Faithful to the original work – Kirito has awoken in a mysterious yet somehow familiar virtual world where AIs behave like humans. In this world, Kirito meets a young man named Eugeo. They make a promise where their destinies will soon become entwined. To keep that promise and stay together, they must venture onwards.
- Meet your favorite characters – Relive the story of Alicization with your favorite characters such as Kirito, Eugeo, Alice, Administrator, and many more.
You can check out the game’s release date trailer below.
You can check out some of the character models below.
You can check out some screenshots below.
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris launches May 22, 2020 in the west for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
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