Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris delayed over coronavirus crisis


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Dec 12, 2018
Bandai Namco has delayed Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris from its previously announced late May release date to July 9 in Japan and July 10 in the west. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

In a message, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris producer Yosuke Futami said that with inevitable delays in development due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bandai Namco made the decision to delay the game to protect the health and safety of its staff.

Here is an overview of the game, via Bandai Namco:

Your journey is ready to begin…
For the first time ever, players can experience Sword Art Online‘s anime storyline in game format with Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Play as the protagonist Kirito and immerse yourself in “Underworld,” a mysterious virtual world set in the anime’s Alicization arc. Featuring intense battle action, stunning JRPG visuals, and an expansive world to explore; your journey through the latest VRMMO Sword Art Online game is ready to begin!
Key Features
  • Lycoris Flower – Lycoris is a species of flower found in the South of Japan which symbolizes passion, sad memories, reunion, and self-reliance. Experience these themes as you dive into the game’s storyline.
  • Faithful to the Original Work – Kirito has awoken in a mysterious yet somehow familiar virtual world where AIs behave like humans. In this world, Kirito meets a young man named Eugeo. They make a promise where their destinies will soon become entwined. To keep that promise and stay together, they must venture onwards.
  • Meet Your Favorite Characters – Relive the story of Alicization with your favorite characters such as Kirito, Eugeo, Alice, Administrator, and many more.

Sword art anime and also the game had pretty good success last year. Its pretty sad for them not to be able to continue the profit streak. Then again I assume they will continue to do something new in the background.

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