Update [Sat 2nd Jul, 2022 08:30 BST]: Following on from a leak earlier this week, Bandai Namco has now officially confirmed the 2020 RPG release Sword Art Online: Alicization will be coming to the Nintendo Switch soon.
This version will include “Ancient Apostles” free content updates, and additional free and paid content will also be made available in later updates (thanks, Gematsu). There’s no release date for the Switch version just yet, so keep an eye out for one in the near future.
Original article [Thu 30th Jun, 2022 18:15 BST]: It looks like 2020’s Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is Switch-bound if a recent retailer leak is anything to go by.
Australian Nintendo community Vooks has reported that EB Games Australia accidentally listed a switch version of Bandai Namco’s latest game based on the Sword Art Online anime. There’s no specific release date for the game — simply a “2022” window — but as other Sword Art Online games have made their way to Switch, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was on the cards too.
There’s nothing fancy about the accidental listing, otherwise! Just some placeholder box art and some pricing, and that’s it. Interestingly, Bandai Namco has just announced that the game will be receiving new DLC on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in the future.
When the game first launched on PS4 in 2020, our friends over at Push Square were less than impressed with it, calling it a “technical mess”.
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