Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Game Pushed Back to July 2020

Bandai Namco Entertainment have today announced on social media that the upcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC release of Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, which is a video-game adaptation of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime series, has been pushed back to 10th July 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reason for this delay, as explained by Yosuke Futami, Executive Producer of Sword Art Online games, is to ensure the best ‘SWORD ART ONLINE’ experience to the fans across the world.


Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris was originally due to be released next month but with the COVID-19 pandemic causing disruption across the world the decision has been made to push back the release to July. It may seem like a strange decision but with this additional time the suppliers and distributors can arrange for more stock to arrive at retail and – as time goes on – may see retail stores open and available to sell the game.

Naturally for those looking forward to the game it is a bit of a disappointment; but in the current global situation it is not surprising. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris will now launch on the 10th July 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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