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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Release Date: Aug. 19, 2014

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'Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment' (Vita) Game Details Revealed

by Rainier on April 30, 2014 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is an RPG with a two-fold story. The first part is a modified version of the first game, Infinity Moment, while the second part is the new Hollow Area chapter.

While Bandai Namco announced Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment at its Gamers Day event last week it did not reveal any specific details until today.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will contain an HD version of the previous game in the franchise titled Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, which was originally released in Japan for the PSP. The exciting game combo celebrates the two titles featured together for the first time ever.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is based off the light novel, manga and anime Sword Art Online and emulates the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (VRMMORPG) gameplay from the Sword Art Online storyline. Multiplayer role playing gameplay will feature a pseudo Massively Multiplayer Online element so that players feel immersed in a massive virtual reality (VR) world.

Take on the role of Kirito, the main character of Sword Art Online, who has been locked into the VR world of Aincrad by the creator of the game along with thousands of other players, including popular characters from the original anime series. To escape the fantastical and dangerous world, players must explore and defeat the enemies contained within. Players will actively engage monsters and characters and experience aggressive battles with breathtaking attack actions, exhilarating combos and powerful burst attacks. Continuing to fight is essential when locked in the VR world – if players die in the fantasy world, their character will die in real life.

Sword Art Online is a highly rated series that contains storyline and battle elements that seamlessly translate into a thrilling RPG experience,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “With the series’ storyline rooted in a vast virtual reality game in of itself, players can look forward to being immersed in an unique game within a game as they explore the dangers and wonders of Sword Art Online.

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