Bandai-Namco Announces Sword Art Online: Lycoris

by Sage Ashford

You’ve seen the anime based on the game. Now see the game based…on the game?  Yup, Bandai-Namco has announced the latest RPG series based on the immensely popular “Sword Art Online” anime in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris.

Unlike some of the previous games, which had a habit of making up their own story, Alicization Lycoris looks to be doing a direct recreation of the events in the light novel/anime so far.  Players will become Kirito,the lead protagonist of the SAO universe, once he awakens in a new fantasy world with no knowledge of how he arrived.  Unable to log out, Kirito begins to explore his new surroundings, and along the way he runs into Eugeo, a young man on the search for his childhood friend Alice, who was dragged away by the world’s Integrity Knights for violating the game’s code, brushing into the game’s Dark Territory area.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, but does not currently have a release date.

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