Bandai Namco announced that its upcoming action RPG Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on October 5 in Japan and October 6 worldwide. Two limited editions of the game will also be available in Japan.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy a music video retracing the entire story of the Sword Art Online anime and video game series. The video features Japanese singer ReoNa and is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia for fans on the 10th anniversary of the series.
The Last Recollection Edition will include a special box featuring the key visual illustration by abec, a copy of the game, a special case that contains the original soundtrack CD and an original drama CD, a copy of Dengeki NerveGear Vol. 7, and an acrylic board featuring the key visual illustration by abec.
The 10th Anniversary Memorial Edition will include all the content of the Last Recollection Edition, as well as a picture frame of the key visual illustration by abec, a t-shirt, acrylic stands of Kirito and Asuna, a special box, and a download code for the Premier Pass, Premier Pass purchase bonuses, and the Sword Art Online Game Series Battle Background Music Pack.
Players can look forward to a new adventure with Kirito and his friends in Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. This game will offer an alternate story to the original Sword Art Online: War of Underworld anime arc, while retaining the dark tone and thrilling action scenes from the original work, also introducing new original game characters.
As you prepare to protect Underworld and face the tragic war between the Human Kingdom and the Dark Territory, don’t let the memories of past battles hold you back. Kirito and his allies will discover the fate that awaits the Underworld.
▍Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Story
Soul, passion, the story of life.
The end is approaching for the Underworld, a virtual reality created to further the development the supreme AI known as A.L.I.C.E.
The Underworld War pits the Human Realm against the Dark Territory in a fight for their lives. Amidst the chaos, a mysterious dark knight flies in from the Dark Territory with a young girl.
Is she the key to a bright future, or will she seal everyone’s tragic fate?
▍About Sword Art Online: Last Recollection
In this action RPG, players take on the role of Kirito, the main character from the Sword Art Online anime, and adventure with his friends in order to save the virtual Underworld, where the end is imminent.
This is the culmination of the SAO game series, featuring high-speed battles, MMO-like multiplayer, over 40 playable characters, and the largest number of unique endings.
If Kirito were present… If Eugeo were alive… In this virtual world near its end, experience a new story of life that has never been told before.