It’s been a little over a year since the release of Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, and now Bandai Namco has revealed Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Alicization Lycoris takes place after the events of the anime of the same name. Kirito winds up in the “Underworld,” a place where AI behave like humans. Characters from the show other than Kirito will be making an appearance as well, while reliving scenes from the course of the show. This will be the first Sword Art Online title to follow the events of the show, so fans of the anime should be really looking forward to this one. Take a look at the announcement trailer below, and stay tuned to Electric Bento for further coverage of Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris.
Per Press Release:
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.”