Bandai Namco announced today that Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online: Alicization light novels will receive a video game adaptation! The official title is Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris and it will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. A release time frame for the game has not been given; however, Bandai Namco stated that the game will allow players to experience the events of the television anime in a faithful manner.
The television anime for the Alicization arc finished airing the first double cours with the second half of it airing this October. The first half is currently airing in the United States on Adult Swim’s Toonami.
Bandai Namco describes the game in their press release as follows:
Play as series protagonist, Kirito, and become immersed in the “Underworld,” a mysterious virtual world set in the anime series’ Alicization arc. Featuring epic battles, stunning JRPG visuals, and an expansive world to explore; Kirito’s journey through the latest SWORD ART ONLINE game is ready to begin.
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.
Bandai Namco also revealed a promotional video for the game which you can view below: