Update: As predicted, Bandai Namco has released an English version of the announcement trailer for Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. You can watch it above.
Original Story: Bandai Namco's Sword Art Online series of action RPGs will continue in 2023. The next instalment will release on both PS5 and PS4, but all we have to go on right now is the above Japanese announcement trailer.
Titled Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, the game will chronicle "the final moments of the Underworld". The official description continues: "The gate separating the Human Empire and Dark Territory is about to open, and a war is about to begin." We imagine an English trailer and more information will be pushed out by Bandai Namco's Western arms this week.
Last Recollection is going to have a single-player story, but it'll also support four-player co-op. Hopefully it's better received the series' previous entry, Sword Art Online: Alicisation Lycoris. The 2020 title launched in a shoddy technical state, and its storytelling was, at times, a poorly paced mess. It was a shame, too, because prior instalments, like Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment were decent games.