Over ten minutes of gameplay for Bandai Namco’s upcoming Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris gameplay was shown at the Tokyo Games Show.
The official Sword Art Online twitter account teased about a minute and a half of the gameplay, which you can see below.
— ソードアート・オンライン ゲーム公式情報 (@sao_gameinfo) September 12, 2019
YouTuber Rikukey2 streamed over 10 minutes of gameplay footage to his channel, which you can see below.
The game is being developed by Aquria for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. (Related: Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld – Release Date Announced)
Here’s the official description from Bandai Namco’s website:
“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!”
The game will allow players to relive the Sword Art Online story with Kirito, Eugeo, Alice, the Administrator and more. (Related: Sword Art Online Author Reki Kawahara to Write More Politically Correct Stories Due to Western Pressure)
Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris was announced back on March 30th. No release date for the game has been announced.
The game has already drawn criticism as the trailer reveals the Administrator character has been censored. Not only was the Adminstrator censored, but producer Yosuke Futami and game director Satoru Hirayae spoke with Dengeki PlayStation Magazine indicating the sexual content of the game had been reduced from the anime. (Related: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Will See it’s Sexual Content Reduced to Fit “Current Times”)
VGChartz summarized their discussion:
“Sexual content will likely be reduced. Asked by Dengeki about co-spleeping events – a tradition in the series – the producer said it might be ‘difficult in the current times’ and that players ‘shouldn’t expect too much about it.'”
What do you make of this gameplay footage? Do you plan on checking out Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris when it becomes available?