Players well step into the shoes of series’ protagonist Kirito, and enter a mysterious “Underworld” based on the anime series’ Alicization arc. Players have been promised “epic” combat, “stunning” JRPG visuals, and a vast world ripe for exploration.
A brief description of the story provided by Bandai Namco is as follows:
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.
Check out a trailer below.
Experience a memorable story of a strange world in the the latest Sword Art Online adventure — Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris! Will you keep your promise to venture onward together?
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris is coming soon to PS4, X1, and PC. pic.twitter.com/8Y8waUqez3
— Bandai Namco US @PAX EAST (@BandaiNamcoUS) March 30, 2019
Bandai Namco America’s Brand Marketing Manager, Jennifer Tsang, said that Alicization Lycoris will mark the first time in the video game franchise that players will be able to “faithfully” follow the events of the anime series. “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,” she added.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris doesn’t have a release window yet. A Tokyo-based event dedicated to the games is scheduled for August 18, 2019, during which we expect to receive more information.