The next game in the Sword Art Online Franchise, Alicization: Lycoris based on the latest season of the anime has finally received a release date. The game will make its release in North America and Europe for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on May 22nd It will also make its release in Japan on May 21st. The game will also introduce a brand new character named Medina Orthinanos, that will be exclusive to the story in the game.

Check out the street date trailer below. Let us know in the comment section below if you will be picking up the new Sword Art Online game and what are your thoughts on the game following the events of the anime since the previous installments had an original storyline? Are you interested or would you rather have an original storyline again along with brand new characters? If you haven’t played a Sword Art Online game before make sure to check out the previous title Fatal Bullet. You can check it out on either the Xbox One or Playstation 4.

To get a little more info regarding the game Bandai Namco describes the story of the game as:

“Following the events of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime series, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris finds Kirito in a mysterious but familiar virtual world, “Underworld,” where A.I.s behave like humans. As players take control of Kirito, they will relive heart-pounding scenes from the series through intense combat. Players will also encounter fan-favorite characters including Eugeo, Alice, Administrator, and many more. A wide world awaits Kirito and his friends in this exciting adaptation to the Sword Art Online: Alicization series.”

If you haven’t checked out the new season of the Sword Art Online anime make sure you do so either on Hulu or Crunchyroll to catch up on all of the action.