You might have heard of the anime series or you may not have by the name of Sword Art Online. The series took us through the adventure of the character Kirito and his search to help Asuna, but also to escape the world of SAO after having been trapped their by a mad doctor. As the series has grown in popularity, so has the want to enjoy the series as a game in its own, and this time; we get to. Announced on May 27th by Bandai Namco has announced that two titles are in the works and both will be landing on the PlayStation 4 while the second will be landing on the PlayStation Vita as well. Their names? Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song. Where will you be able to get both of these titles? Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will be landing exclusively to the PlayStation 4 in this updated version via the PlayStation Store for PSN users sometime in the summer of 2015. In turn Sword Art Online: Lost Song is set to to launch at your local retail stores in the Americas for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in fall 2015.
“Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song are both poised to bring the action and rich story of the highly popular Sword Art Online anime to life on the PlayStation family of consoles,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The popularity of the light novel and anime have been growing at an astonishing rate and we’re excited to add the Sword Art Online franchise to our company’s illustrious roster of popular anime games.”
For fans who are endeavoring into the adventures of both Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song will get to experience a unique adventure that is based upon the light novel as well as the anime known as Sword Art Online. As most know, both of the games will take place within a simulated Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (VRMMORPG) gameplay that takes on moments, but also a whole new story within the Sword Art Online Universe. Just like when it originally released on PlayStation Vita – Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment – will have players take on the role of the main character Kirito who will fight through all the levels of Aincrad to break free from being locked within the virtual game world, just like in the anime. For those who are to get the new PlayStation version will find that some of their items will be transferable to the Playstation 4, but also that DLC will be unlocked for the game at a later date, which will allow for DLC currently available on the PlayStation Vita to be visited. Sword Art Online: Lost Song is the third Sword Art Online title for consoles that will feature a completely new and original story as players go to visit the world within the second VRMMOROG known as Alfheim Online. Will you be there to join Kirito and Asuna on their trip through these worlds? We know we will. Stay tuned for our upcoming review.
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