Sword Art Online: Alicization  – War of Underworld will debut in October.

The announcement was made following the conclusion of the 24th episode of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime series.

The official Japanese Sword Art Online twitter account made the announcement with a short 15 second teaser clip.

Aniplex, the production studio behind Sword Art Online: Alicization announced last September that the series would be aired for four cours (around 50 episodes), and would adapt the ninth volume “[easyazon_link identifier=”B072BW2KB2″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Alicization Beginning[/easyazon_link]” to the 18th volume “[easyazon_link identifier=”B073XCMZXJ” locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Alicization Lasting[/easyazon_link]” of the original bunko.

Here’s the official synopsis of the series from Crunchyroll:

““Where…am I…?” Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues. He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. “My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito.” Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being. As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child… A memory that he should not have in the first place… And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten…”

Are you looking forward to Sword Art Online: Alicization continuing in October?