Namco Games announced today that Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be released in Europe and Australia in July 2014 on PS Vita.
Based on the novel, manga and anime, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment captures the characters and storyline of the SAO universe – a series of virtual-reality worlds set in the near future. Players enter the VR worlds of SAO and discover that the creator of the game, Akihiko Kayaba, has locked them inside these worlds. To escape these worlds, players must explore and defeat the enemies contained within. Continuing to fight is key inside the VR world – if the player dies in the fantasy world, he also dies in real life…
With its MMO-like genre and world, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will offer to players a strongly build RPG gameplay were combo attacks, execution speed and knowledge of the opponent will be mandatory to survive in this VR world!
On top of the Hollow Fragment episode, this new SAO game will feature Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment - originally released in Japan for the PlayStation Portable. Infinity Moment will benefit from all the PlayStation Vita power as he it will get enhanced HD graphics!
“Adding such a strong license to our portfolio in Europe and Australia is an honour for us. Fans were looking forward to enjoy this game, we listened to them.“ said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy at Namco Games Europe. “Our close collaboration with Sony allows us to release more and more niche games; Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is the result of this successful partnership!”