Bandai Namco announces Sword Art Online: Last Recollection for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam
Bandai Namco and Aquria have announced Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, set to release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) in 2023.
Last Recollection is a new RPG set as an alternate version of the franchise's Alicization: War of Underworld arc, featuring a new original character named Dorothy. It features single-player gameplay along with co-operative online multiplayer for up to four players.
The game will support Japanese audio with English, French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Neutral Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese subtitles.
The announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Bandai Namco. The official Japanese website is here.
Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will be releasing on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in 2023. The game is the latest installment of the “Sword Art Online” series and the culmination of the alternate storyline arc that first kicked off with 2013’s Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. For the 10th anniversary celebration, Sword Art Online: Last Recollection will feature the largest number of characters and episodes in the series.
Sword Art Online: Last Recollection follows beloved series protagonist Kirito and his friends as they embark on a new adventure that’s distinct from the War of Underworld story arc from the original novel and anime series. The game features new battles with evolved high-speed combat and cooperative gameplay for up to four players. As the adventure begins, our heroes journey to the Underworld, where rising tensions between the Human Realm and Dark Territory is brewing, threatening to plunge the virtual world of humans and AIs into war. Unbeknownst to our heroes, these developments are the final stages of the “Alicization Project,” a secret experiment carried out by humans in the real world to instigate war in the virtual world to force the evolution of AI through brutal warfare. We join Kirito and his allies as they fight to resist the impending tragedy of war.
“With the largest number of characters and episodes in the series’ history, players won’t want to miss the engaging action and co-op fun in Sword Art Online: Last Recollection,” said Savannah Ho, Associate Brand Manager, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “Returning fans and new gamers alike are sure to enjoy the soul and passion of the expansive story that has drawn countless fans to the series over the last decade.”