1st game to let players “faithfully follow the events of the anime”
Bandai Namco Entertainment and Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Sunday that they will release the Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam).
Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game, which will be the first in which “players will be able to faithfully follow the events of the anime series”:
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.
The Sword Art Online: Alicization anime premiered in Japan on October 6 and is streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series is adapting the entire “Alicization Arc” of Reki Kawahara‘s original novels and will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year.
The television anime that is adapting the entire “Alicization Arc” of Reki Kawahara‘s original novels ended its first half on Sunday, and the second half will premiere this October under the title Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld. The anime will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year.
Sources: Press release, Sword Art Online games’ Twitter account