November 6, 2022 is a highly symbolic date in the universe of Sword Art Online since it was this day that players got stuck in the VRMMORPG SAOremove their Nerve Gear being impossible and death in-game meaning a very real death. Since, Kirito and his adventure companions have had many other adventures, which were celebrated this day in Japan during the event Full Dive. A new original animated feature film project has thus been unveiled without more precision for the 10 years of the series, probably similar in idea with what had been done by the excellent Ordinal Scale and which could fit between the end ofAlicization: War of Underworld and the arc still ongoing in the light novel, Unit Ringalthough there is still the side story Moon Cradle To adapt. Whatever, the big announcement that interests us is that of a new video game developed at bandai namcoa Action RPG by the name of Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. Yes, the famous trademark registration was therefore not for .hack.
It’s on the so recognizable notes of the movement Moonlight of the Bergamo Suite by Claude Debussy that begins this video, which clearly shows us that we are ahead a direct sequel to Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoristhe latter having recently been entitled to a release on Switch (sold €39.99 on Amazon) and a second DLCs major which precisely narrated the preparations before the final test against the Dark Territory. Sword Art Online: Last Recollection We will therefore find a lot of familiar faces with a story mixing the events of the anime with other originals (at the same time, a pitched battle would not have given a good game). A official site in Japanese opened its doors, giving us the first details:
A story of soul, of passion and therefore of life.
If only… If only Kirito was here. If only Eugeo was here.
In the virtual world known as Underworld, which is nearing its final moments, an unknown adventure is about to unfold…
The demonic land known as the Territory of Darkness. On the other side of the End Mountains lies a harsh world where only the fittest survive. What awaits Kirito and his friends?
The story of a still unknown life begins.
The final moments of the Underworld, a world created to give birth to the ultimate artificial intelligence ALICE, are approaching.
The gate separating the Human Empire and the Dark Territory is about to open, and a war about to begin.
At this moment, a black knight accompanied by a young girl appears from the other side of the door.
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Is it a calamity that will put an “end” to their tragic destiny impossible to change?
At the moment the characters that have been introduced are as follows, although others are clearly visible as Vassago Casals, Klein and agile.
- Kirito (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
- Asuna (Haruka Tomatsu)
- Shinon (Miyuki Sawashiro)
- Leafa (Ayana Taketatsu)
- Alice (Ai Kayano)
- Eugene (Nobunaga Shimazaki)
- Bercouli (Junichi Suwabe)
- Cardinal (Sakura Tange)
- Shuster (Hiroki Touchi)
- Lipia (Sayaka Senbongi)
- Iskahn (Taku Yashiro)
- Dil (Yuuko Kaida)
Finally, we leave you with this video that opened the event, very symbolic, and a replay of the presentation.
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will be released in 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam). The theme song of the game will also be performed by Reona.