Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment second trailer, screenshots
posted on 12.19.13 at 03:30 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Namco Bandai shares new details on Hollow Area and partner characters.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

Namco Bandai shared a new trailer, screenshots, and details on Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for PS Vita today.

The game begins when Kirito is exploring Aincrad’s unexplored “Hollow Area,” where he bumps into a mysterious girl named Filia.

Filia, it’s been revealed, is an “Orange Player”—a mark indicating “criminals” in the game world. And for a certain reason, she joins up with Kirito.

The key to Hollow Fragment are the game’s “Hollow Area” missions. By clearing the missions received in this mysterious area, you’ll obtain new items and be able to go to new fields. One new field showcased today is the Hollow Area’s “Floating Rocks Area.” In addition to standard exploration, as you clear “Hollow Area” missions, you’ll reclaim areas, and eventually solve the mystery of the game.

Players can also bring a partner heroine along with them on their adventure. Partner characters can participate in battle, and if you’re able to get along well with them, you can hold their hand or carry them around. Partner characters include Asuna, Silica, Leafa, Lisbeth, Sinon, and Strea.

Watch the new trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is due out for PS Vita in Japan on April 24.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    This is probably still a long shot. Since this is for the vita and the fact that the anime is airing in English and maybe with enough demand, we might be able to get this game localized.

    • MrKappa

      It is up to Namco Bandai to bring this over but I doubt this will unless that crazy Tales of magic rubs off on the rest of the company.

      • Elvick

        Tales of magic avoided Vita, so… nope.avi

      • Renaldi Saputra

        any anime spin off game from Namdai that doesn’t related to Jump usualy don’t get localized, no matter how popular they are

  • gangrelion

    Hated the first game because of its battle system, hope this one is better!

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Great trailer! Day one buy for sure

  • TheExile285

    I need this game.

  • DarthBrian

    I want this.

    I assume they have a good explanation how Leafa can be in SAO when she’s a character in ALO.

    I’m not complaining either way.

    Leafa. <3

  • almostautumn

    What a shame: if any publisher other than Namco was behind this, I would actually allow myself to get localization-excited. With this series airing on Adult Swim, a super-popular network, I think a fast localization would be a really intelligent move on the part of the publisher—
    But it’s Namco, who still believe that, in the west, the Vita needs to sell without being supported by 3rd-party software, and that when it sells, without third-party software, they will bring software, which is what customers need to be influenced to buy the hardware—

    I call this the stupidity loop, and Namco is the absolute king of the stupidity loop.

    *I give leeway to SEGA: all of their unlocalized games are mostly PSP, which is brutalized with piracy. They’ve my understanding, however bitter it be*

  • Gilgamesh2025

    After watching the trailer, I want this game so bad now! >o<

  • artemisthemp

    No love for Filia?

  • Bubu Gordion

    oh let will sell in Slovakia :)

  • Dish0ut

    Another reason for me to buy a PS Vita.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    popularity of anime doesn’t affect..
    Gurren Lagann game for DS didn’t got chance

  • Renaldi Saputra

    but, still, you know nowadays Namdai is stingy of localizing anything that is niche and isn’t related to Jump or their major games