For the upcoming action role-playing game Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, Bandai Namco Entertainment has just released an intriguing character trailer and another video revealing new weaponry.
On October 6, this eagerly awaited game will be available in the West for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The release date is one day early on October 5 for Japanese fans.
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Trailer
Bandai Namco Entertainment has been tantalizing fans with character trailers and weapon showcases. The official YouTube account of Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a promotional video featuring fan-favorite characters such as Kirito, Asuna, Klein, and Sinon.
This video not only showcases the beloved characters but also provides a glimpse into the vast array of weapons available in the game. From two-handed swords to spears and even whips, the weapon choices promise to be diverse and exciting.
Sword Art Online Legacy
The first light novel in Reki Kawahara’s original Sword Art Online series was published in 2002, marking the beginning of the popular multimedia franchise. The plot centers on protagonist Kirito and other players who become stuck in the titular game with no way out other than to fight the boss.
The fact that if they die in the game, the players also pass away in real life complicates things and gives their new reality a deadly edge. With more than 30 million copies in print worldwide, Kawahara’s books have had a good amount of commercial success.
Sword Art Online Anime
A-1 Pictures’ (Mashle: Magic and Muscles) initial anime adaptation of Sword Art Online aired in July 2012, and since then, there have been a ton of sequels, spin-offs, and tie-in films in a variety of media.
In regards to the latter, A-1 Pictures produced Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night and Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night in 2021 and 2022, respectively. These two movies give a more detailed look at the events of the “Aincrad” story arc.
Beyond simply the new films and the anticipated video game release, there have been additional advancements in the Sword Art Online brand. Most significantly, Gun Gale Online is getting a new season. The spin-off anime depicts Karen Kohiruimaki, a college student with a height complex, and gamer of the immersive, firearms-focused video game of the same name.
Gun Gale Online’s inaugural season, which was created by Studio 3Hz (The Devil Is a Part-Timer! ), ran from April through June of last year. Director Masayuki Sakoi (Noragami) and script supervisor Ysuke Kuroda (Birdie Wing -Golf Girls’ Story) are only two of the original creative team members who are returning for Season 2. A definitive debut date has not been announced as of this writing.
What’s Special About Sword Art Online: Last Recollection?
This game stands out because of its distinctive storytelling style. It will depart from both the original light novel series and the anime adaptation to provide its own perspective of the War of Underworld arc.
This sequel will have the most varied cast of characters in the franchise as well as a significant number of compelling story episodes, the development team is pleased to reveal. ReoNa, a well-known voice to fans, will deliver “VITA,” the game’s theme song, to heighten the anticipation.
Sayaka Kanda’s late replacement, Risae Matsuda, has assumed the voice role of Yuna. While Kanda’s well-known vocal songs won’t change, Matsuda will contribute her voice to Yuna in the upcoming game.
Sword Art Online Future
With its anime film series, the Sword Art Online franchise has continued to gain popularity. In Japan, the series’ first motion picture was “Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night” in October 2021.
The release of the second installment, “Sword Art Online The Movie – Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night,” initially scheduled for September 2022, ultimately delighted fans in October 2022.
Also, there’s a huge spoiler for fans that a prospective “brand-new original film project” that is likely to keep Sword Art Online fans on the edge of their seats is also exciting news for those who are itching for more.
Frequently Asked Question
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will be available in the West on October 6, 2023.
The game will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
The game offers a fresh perspective on the War of Underworld arc, departing from both the original light novel series and the anime adaptation.
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