Following multiple other games that have been delayed, another one follows suit. That game is Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that it will no longer release the game in May. The original release date in Japan was May 21, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and May 22, 2020 for PC through Steam.
Now, the release date for Japan has been pushed to July 9 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and July 10 for PC via Steam. Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris will release in North America and Europe on the 10th of July for PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
The cause of this delay is the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping through the world. For the safety of the staff and to ensure the best launch conditions for Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, the publisher’s twitter account confirmed the change in release date. Check out the tweet:
— BANDAI NAMCO UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) April 24, 2020
In Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, players can take control of the protagonist Kirito and enter the mysterious Underworld where intense battles await them. This virtual world is adapted from the popular anime series’ Alicization arc and features stunning visuals and human-like AI. The game includes an online co-op multiplayer mode where 4 players and 4 NPCs (controlled by AI) can complete quests together. There’s an option of character creation too.
Fans have been eagerly waiting for this game but they will need to have a little bit more patience to get their hands on it. Meanwhile, check out the second story trailer streamed by Bandai Namco Entertainment.
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