Fantasy aficionados should appreciate this.

Bandai Namco has announced that the action/RPG, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment , will land on North American store shelves this summer. It'll arrive as a digital release exclusively on the PlayStation Vita.

The title launched in Japan this past week, and it features dungeon-crawling action goodness with dating sim elements. Players get to experience a robust character creation system, and they can team up with other Vita owners and AI-controlled characters. Obviously, the multiplayer aspect is a big part of the game, although we wonder how the dating sim parts come into play…

We've been saying for a long time now that Sony's portable needs more AAA exclusive software. Not sure if Sword Art Online qualifies, but it's certainly a niche title. And that's something.

Related Game(s): Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

Subscribe
Notify of
11 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

I should really watch this show past the first episode some day.

Akuma_
Akuma_
6 years ago

Season one drags a bit at some points after the first few episodes. There are some cool scenes though, and it ends on a high note.

Season 2 looks really good.

Draguss
Draguss
6 years ago

Unless you're able to laugh at how spectacularly a show can launch itself off a cliff in the second half, no you should not.

berserk
berserk
6 years ago

You should cause it s great but not before watching Attack on titan cause that show is awesome ūüôā

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

Dammit. The harem looks strong in this one. Liked the show but not sold on the dating part. Why lord

Akuma_
Akuma_
6 years ago

Anyone who has watched the show will understand the dating sim aspects of the game. I kind of like how they have implemented that part of the show as well. Kirito and Asuna's relationship was one of the major plot points of the show.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

People shouldn't worry about the dating sim deal, it works wonderful fun in Persona.

Advent Child
Advent Child
6 years ago

I love dating sim aspects in games(Persona 4 was amazing) and I love SAO. So yea very excited about this.

souljah92
souljah92
6 years ago

This is a quality rpg right here, unlike that final fantasy horse manure.

Cloud X Blue
Cloud X Blue
6 years ago

omg!!!! finally i was close to buying the japenese since there were english subs but then i forgot for a little bit, but thank god I will be buying this one day one and ive also finished the show 3 times now, hopefully the games like the show

cLoudou
cLoudou
6 years ago

SAO on Morpheus next please.