Bandai Namco has announced a new entry in the Sword Art Online game series. Sword Art Online Last Recollection will follow Kirito and his crew on an all new adventure that takes place in the War of Underworld story arc. The game will be coming to PlayStation 4|5, XBOX X|S, XBOX One and PC via Steam sometime in 2023, and will feature the largest number of characters and episodes in the series. 

Here is more about the game from the press release: 

SWORD ART ONLINE LAST RECOLLECTION follows beloved series protagonist Kirito and his friends as they embark on a new adventure that’s distinct from the War of Underworld story arc from the original novel and anime series. The game features new battles with evolved high-speed combat and cooperative gameplay for up to four players. As the adventure begins, our heroes journey to the Underworld, where rising tensions between the Human Realm and Dark Territory is brewing, threatening to plunge the virtual world of humans and AIs into war. Unbeknownst to our heroes, these developments are the final stages of the “Alicization Project,” a secret experiment carried out by humans in the real world to instigate war in the virtual world to force the evolution of AI through brutal warfare. We join Kirito and his allies as they fight to resist the impending tragedy of war.

“With the largest number of characters and episodes in the series’ history, players won’t want to miss the engaging action and co-op fun in SWORD ART ONLINE LAST RECOLLECTION,” said Savannah Ho, Associate Brand Manager, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “Returning fans and new gamers alike are sure to enjoy the soul and passion of the expansive story that has drawn countless fans to the series over the last decade.”

To commemorate the announcement of this title, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (the voice actor who plays Kirito), filmed a commentary video for SWORD ART ONLINE LAST RECOLLECTION which can be viewed on the SWORD ART ONLINE Games Facebook Page:

The theme song for SWORD ART ONLINE LAST RECOLLECTION will be sung by ReoNa, who sang “ANIMA” for the opening of the TV anime SWORD ART ONLINE War of Underworld and the main theme “Scar/let” for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris. Stay tuned for further details on the new theme song.

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