‘Sword Art Online: Alicization’ hypes comeback with ‘War of Underworld 2’ trailer

Sword Art Online: Alicization returns this July with the release of War of Underworld 2. Hence, the show has dropped a trailer to hype fans.

Last month, Sword Art Online: Alicization has revealed its new release date for the War of Underworld part 2. The installment was originally slated for an April 2020 premiere. However, due to the pandemic, the release was rescheduled to July 2020. 

Sword Art Online: Alicization’s official website announced the news, stating:

“The broadcast is now scheduled to start July 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.”

The show’s producer, Masami Niwa, further confirmed this news during a live stream on the Dengeki Online Youtube Channel

War of Underworld 2 plot

As per Crunchyroll, the upcoming second installment will take place six months after the two disciples, Kirito and Eugeo, and an Integrity Knight, Alice, brought down the pontifex, Administrator. 

With the fighting over, Alice has been living in her hometown, Rulid Village. Alongside her is Kirito, who has not only lost his arm and soul, but also his dear friend. Alice also lost the will to fight as a knight. 

Meanwhile, in the deepest areas of the Dark Territory, the Dark God Vecta has resurrected. The army of dark forces begins their invasion into the human empire in hopes of attaining the Priestess of Light.

Consequently, the human empire force led by Bercouli prepares for a war against the army of the Dark Territory. However, with Kirito and Alice still down and troubled, it remains uncertain whether they will fight alongside the human force. 

Official trailer unveiled

As the premiere of War of Underworld 2 nears, the official Twitter account of Sword Art Online anime dropped a trailer for the installment. The tweet’s caption stated:

“The latest footage of the final chapter of ‘SAO Alicization WoU’! Broadcasting starts on 7/11. For the first time, the sound source of the ED theme ‘I will’ (Arai Airu) has been released in the video!”

The 2-minute long clip opened with a short introduction dedicated to Kirito, Alice, and Eugeo. Along the way, the video showcased clips from the final battle between the Integration Knights and the Dark Territory army. 

It seems Kirito will sit much of this fight out as he is still unconscious. However, in the last few moments, some flashbacks seem to anticipate the awakening of the protagonist. Hence, fans could expect Kirito to return to his usual self as the battle unfolds. 

Where to Watch Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Under World part 2

The installment will be simulcasted on various streaming sites such as Crunchyroll, Funimation Now, and HIDIVE. Moreover, it is available on Hulu, but this could entail some fees.

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