Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Release Date Has Been Delayed I Here’s Why!

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

PS4™ & XONE™ – US and JP

Bandai Namco has announced that Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is no longer launching on its scheduled release on May 21st in Japan and on May 22nd in the west. Check out the game’s executive producer’s message below!

“We have been working hard on SWORD ART ONLINE: ALICIZATION LYCORIS for our fans who are looking forward to the next SWORD ART ONLINE title,” said Yosuke Futami, executive producer. 

“Due to the ongoing world events, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of SWORD ART ONLINE: ALICIZATION LYCORISto July 10th, 2020.

We believe that this is the best way to ensure that our fans are delivered with the bestSWORD ART ONLINE: ALICIZATION LYCORIS experience.”

Yes, you read it right, SAO fans you need to wait a little more before SAO: Alicization Lycoris launches on Xbox One and PS4 consoles. The game arrives in Japan on July 9 and on the West on July 10. Make sure to mark the new release dates on your calendars! 

In addition, Bandai Namco also posted the new release date with a short clip teaser on their Twitter account.

In case you missed it…

SAO fans, the latest installment in the Japanese anime series Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, received its newest gameplay footage during the Famitsu x Dengeki live stream at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. It was revealed by Bandai Namco. The new footage lasted for over eleven minutes and showcased the intense four-party battle of the game.

Build your dream team and embark on a challenging yet exciting journey in the vast open world of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. Meet larger-than-life enemies as you and your team progress in the game! Get those swords swinging and working as you take down all those foes!

You can watch the TGS 2019 gameplay footage below, courtesy of Gematsu.

Are you ready to join the fight and meet enormous enemies in the vast field of SAO: Alicization Lycoris?!


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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is now open for pre-order here on our website! So, if you want to reserve a copy now, just click the button below to secure yours.


Game Overview

Fans of the series will step on the series’s protagonist goth-like shoes once again here in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. Let your journey begin in the mysterious virtual world set in the game called “Underworld.” Get ready to explore the expansive world of Alicization Lycoris, experience stunning JRPG visuals, and take down larger-than-life foes in epic battles. 

Read more about the game >HERE<

Check out the trailer, features, and screenshots for the game below.




  • Lycoris Flower – Lycoris is a species of flower found in the South of Japan which symbolizes passion, sad memories, reunion, and self-reliance. Experience these themes as you dive into the game’s storyline
  • Faithful to the original work – Kirito has awoken in a mysterious yet somehow familiar virtual world where AIs behave like humans. In this world, Kirito meets a young man named Eugeo. They make a promise where their destinies will soon become entwined. To keep that promise and stay together, they must venture onwards
  • Meet your favorite characters – Relive the story of Alicization with your favorite characters such as Kirito, Eugeo, Alice, Administrator, and many more


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