Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris launches May 21, 2020 in Japan, May 22 in the west

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 21, 2020 in Japan, and May 22 in the Americas and Europe, publisher Bandai Namco and developer Aquria announced.

In Japan, the standard edition will cost 7,600 yen on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a PlayStation 4 first-print limited edition will be available for 10,900 yen. It includes a limited edition box with a special illustration, special contents Blu-ray disc, original soundtrack CD, original drama CD, special case for the CDs and Blu-ray disc, drama CD script, limited edition packaging, and special booklet (Dengeki NerveGear Vol. 6). Pre-orders open December 9.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Here is an overview of the game, via Bandai Namco:


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!

Key Features

  • 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.

Watch a new trailer below.

Editor’s Note: This trailer was originally planned to debut during Dengeki Online’s “Sword Art Online Console Game Series – Looking Back on 2019 with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka” live stream on December 8 at 19:00 JST, which Bandai Namco has rebranded the “Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Release Date Set Special.” It was mistakenly published early by the Bandai Namco Latinoamerica YouTube channel on December 6. A backup download is available here.

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