It was back in March when Bandai Namco announced Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, the newest entry into the JRPG series based off the popular anime. At the time not much was known about the game’s plot but a bit more has come to light. The new game actually adapts one of the anime stories, a first for the game series, with Kirito enters the virtual world of Underworld where the AI acts very humanlike. In Underworld, Kirito meets Eugeo who essentially promise to have each other’s backs and they go off adventuring together.
The storyline arc being adapted is the Alicization one with Kirito on the hunt to bring Alice back. Of course, there will be obstacles as people and creatures get in the way to achieving that objective. Bandai Namco has also added the word Lycoris to the title to represent the themes of sadness, reunion, self-reliance, and passion.
There’s yet to be a confirmed release date for Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris but the game has been confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.