Sword Art Online Video Game In Development by Bandai
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Sword Art Online Video Game In Development by Bandai

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BY July 18, 2023

Bandai Namco just confirmed that the new Sword Art Online video game is officially in the making! Check out all the information below.

Sword Art Online Video Game In Development 

On Friday, Bandai Namco Entertainment released a weapon introduction video for the highly anticipated action role-playing game, Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. The video showcases the various weapons available in the game. For example, this includes weapons such as the One-Handed Sword, Dual-Wield, Rapier, Bow, Dagger, Katana, and Scythe.

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Fans in the West can look forward to the game’s release on October 6. Moreover, it will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Meanwhile, fans in Japan will be able to enjoy the game starting from October 5. One exciting aspect of the game is the inclusion of original playable characters from previous Sword Art Online video game.

Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will present its own unique version of the War of Underworld arc. It offers a fresh perspective different from the original light novel series or anime adaptation. The game’s development team promises an expansive character roster and a wealth of story episodes, ensuring a rich and immersive experience for players. ReoNa, who contributed a lot to the franchise’s success, will return to perform the game’s theme song, “VITA.”

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SAO New Movie On The Way As Well

Apart from the new Sword Art Online video game, fans are getting a new movie. Following the success of Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, the first film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive– anime film series, which premiered in Japan in October 2021, fans eagerly anticipated the second installment. Despite the original release date being September 2022, Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive-: Scherzo of Deep Night faced a slight delay and opened in October 2022.

Recently, during the Sword Art Online -Full Dive- event celebrating the franchise’s 10th anniversary and the launch of the fictional in-story game, the creators announced the creation of the new movie. A brand-new original film project is in the works for the Sword Art Online franchise. The announcement did not provide specific details regarding whether the new project will be animated. However, the staff described the film in a manner typically reserved for non-canonical storylines.

Reki Kawahara’s original Sword Art Online light novel series has captivated fans worldwide. Moreover, many Studios adapted the novel into numerous television anime series, films, manga adaptations, and video games. The franchise has even ventured into the realm of virtual reality with a demonstration in Japan. In 2018, Skydance Television acquired the global live-action television rights for Sword Art Online.

With the new Sword Art Online video game and the new film project on the horizon, fans can anticipate further adventures in the immersive virtual world!

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