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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is proud to announce ‘Scar/let’ by ReoNa as the opening theme song for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, which is slated for release on 22nd May 2020 for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Digital PC via STEAM® in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia).


Furthermore, ‘ANIMA’ also by ReoNa is confirmed as the opening theme song for the anime series, SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization War of Underworld 2nd cour! In the Sword Art Online (SAO) series, which continues to expand even after the 10th anniversary, it is the first time for the same artist to be in charge of the opening theme song of the latest game and anime series.


※Footages are taken during game development.

In the latest trailer, it depicts the hero, Kirito, setting off on a new journey with his new friends to avoid the danger that has occurred in the “Underworld” and the battle system which has yet to be revealed.

Following the storyline from the anime, SWORD ART ONLINE: ALICIZATION LYCORIS puts you right inside the “Alicization” arc. Upon reaching the end of the “Battle of Central Cathedral,” you’ll discover a brand-new storyline, “Alicization Lycoris,” which was created exclusively for the game.

This new storyline will allow you to visit unexplored parts of the Human Empire such as Raubal Greenbelt, Minelda Rocks and Deusoldort Desert!

The battle system mixes skills and Arts Code; linking them with your team can trigger chained attacks. With the new Tactic Emulating AI System feature, you will be able to create new synergies with your team members. Your partners will memorize specific commands and autonomously use them depending on the situation.

Tactic Emulating AI System
Arts Code

Multiplayer Mode allows up to 4 players to fight altogether. Each player also brings along a partner for a total of 8 characters in the party! In this mode, you can create and customize your own avatar to show off your creativity.

Multiplayer Mode
Create your own character

In today’s update, three more Integrity Knights have been unveiled, along with 2 weapons types.


Bercouli is one of the founders of the Rulid Village and fierce swordsman, his “Time Piercing Sword” grants him the ability to slash through time. He can trade his sword for a claymore, dealing massive damage while also taking some damage, making it a powerful but risky weapon.

Linel and Fizel

Linel and Fizel are the deadly duo perfected their assassination skills when undergoing the Administrator’s experiments. They both fight using a dagger, benefiting from its high mobility to destabilize their opponents and seize the advantage in aerial combats.


Based on a novel by Reki Kawahara, the anime series SWORD ART ONLINE depicts the story of the protagonist, Kirito, in the mysterious next-generation online game SWORD ART ONLINE. The Alicization arc is a RPG game set in the virtual world “Underworld,” as seen in the original anime series. Explore the world of the Alicizations arc manifested in beautiful graphics and familiar characters with our protagonist, Kirito.

For more information about SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, please visit the official channels:
Official website: https://al.sao-game.jp/
SAO game official twitter: https://twitter.com/sao_gameinfo


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