Developer Aquria has worked to create an experience that is set after the events in the Sword Art Online Alicization anime series, in which Kiriti finds himself in a mysterious but familiar virtual world called Underworld where advanced A.I.s could be mistaken for humans.
Participating in “action-packed real-time battles” in which you must use a combination of sword skills and sacred arts, you will have the chance to relive “heart-pounding scenes” from the series alongside fan-favourite characters like Eugeo, Alice, Administrator and many more who will cross your path on this latest adventure.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- The Flower: Lycoris is a species of flower growing in the South of Japan. The name means passion, sad memories, reunion and self-reliance. A meaning linked to the story of the game…
- Faithful To The Original Work: Kirito has awoken in an unknown virtual world but it feels familiar to him… This virtual world gives a misleading impression of reality where AI characters behave like humans… In this world, Kirito meets a young man, Eugeo. There is a promise in the depths of their hearts that entwines their destinies. To keep that promise and stay together, they must venture onwards…
- Meet With Your Favourite Characters: Kirito, Alice, Eugeo but also Administrator will all be a part of this game. Experience once more the story of Alicization with a JRPG essence and meet all the characters from the Anime series.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 30th September 2022, and will include the game’s four first Ancient Apostles free update contents.