In an exclusive trailer shared by Gamespot, it was confirmed that fan-favorite characters Sinon, Leafa, Silica and Lisbeth would return in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris as playable characters. The trailer also previews the game’s theme song “Scar/let” by ReoNa.
You can check out the trailer 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.
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris launches on July 9 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan with a global release for both consoles and PC via Steam set for July 10.