SWORD ART ONLINE: LAST RECOLLECTION Announces Launch Date

SWORD ART ONLINE: LAST RECOLLECTION Announces Launch Date SWORD ART ONLINE: LAST RECOLLECTION Announces Launch Date

The Sword Art Online: Last Recollection multiplatform game just announced its official launch date, as well as new details surrounding the theme song!

By JPD - Mar 08, 2023 05:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Multiplatform
Source: Bandai Namco UK Twitter

Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, the soon to be released action role-playing game, is the most recent installment in the series, and its release date has just been announced! 

Bandai Namco Entertainment and the official YouTube channel for Japanese singer ReoNa have collaborated to release a new trailer for the video game "VITA." The trailer features the artist's theme song, and it reveals that the game will launch in Japan on October 5 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and it will launch in the western hemisphere on October 6.

Check out the official announcement on twitter from Bandai Namco Entertainment below!

Bandai Namco's description of Sword Art Online: Last Recollection below!

Sword Art Online: Last Recollection follows beloved series protagonist Kirito and his friends as they embark on a new adventure that’s distinct from the War of Underworld story arc from the original novel and anime series. The game features new battles with evolved high-speed combat and cooperative gameplay for up to four players. As the adventure begins, our heroes journey to the Underworld, where rising tensions between the Human Realm and Dark Territory is brewing, threatening to plunge the virtual world of humans and AIs into war. Unbeknownst to our heroes, these developments are the final stages of the “Alicization Project,” a secret experiment carried out by humans in the real world to instigate war in the virtual world to force the evolution of AI through brutal warfare. We join Kirito and his allies as they fight to resist the impending tragedy of war. 

Crunchyroll currently streams the full Sword Art Online TV anime adaptation and describes it like so:

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

Check out the launch date reveal trailer, which also serves as the official lyrics video for "VITA," below!

Let us know if you will be playing the game once its released in the comments below!

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