Hi, I am Yousuke Futami, the SAO Game Lead Producer of Bandai Namco Entertainment.
I’d love to talk about Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, the newest Sword Art Online game which is available now for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store.
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris is a JRPG where you can go on an adventure in the <Underworld>, a mysterious virtual world from the “Sword Art Online Alicization” anime/novel. The central theme that is explored in this game is the desire for recognition. Why was I born into this world? What is the meaning of my existence? Is there a difference between AI and humans? You may find the answers to these questions through the game’s original story.
I am really looking forward to seeing fans play and enjoy an adventure in this vast world with their favorite SAO characters. There is a big roster of characters from the original works you can choose from, and I can’t wait to see the fan’s reaction on playing with this cast.
One of the big focuses of this game is the new 4-player battle feature. Different from previous titles, instead of just creating your own combos, you can enjoy being creative with what kind of cooperation and group combos you are aiming for as a party. Please try forming a party with your favorite characters and create cool ‘SAO-like’ combos of your own!
There will be many updates and additional content after the launch, so stay tuned for the upcoming announcements!
I hope you will be able to enjoy playing the game for a long period of time. I would be delighted if SAO fans old and new give it a try today on Xbox One! Pick up your digital copy on the Microsoft Store to receive 4 bonus costumes from the design contest.
SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris Month 1 Edition
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
• 4 costumes from the Design Contest
They always shared the same moments. They thought it would be like this for eternity.
Kirito awakens in a completely unknown virtual world, but something about it feels a bit familiar…
Set in Underworld, an expansive world introduced in the SWORD ART ONLINE anime, Kirito sets out on adventure in the series’ latest RPG!
Enjoy seamless, action-packed real-time battles using a combination of sword skills, sacred arts, and your favorite SAO characters!
Kirito meets a boy named Eugeo. Somewhere deep within their hearts is a lingering promise. To fulfill that promise and avoid losing each other, they set out on adventure together. Nothing will keep them from reaching their goal.