Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment announced for PS Vita

Cross swords with a mysterious girl in Aincrad's Hollow Area next year.

Namco Bandai announced Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for PS Vita at the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival in Akihabara today.

The game, due out next year in Japan, is set in Aincrad’s unexplored “Hollow Area,” and follows protagonist Kirito, who crosses paths with a mysterious girl who wields a uniquely shaped sword and is one of the title’s key characters.

Watch the debut trailer below. Visit the game’s official website here.

In related news, it was announced that Sword Art Online‘s “Extra Edition” anime TV special will air in Japan on December 31 at 22:00. You’ll be able to watch it on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Nico Nico Douga. Here’s the synopsis:

Yui wants to see a whale, so Kirito and company challenge an underwater quest in Alfheim Online. But a surprising fact comes to light. Strangely enough, Leafa… Suguha can’t handle being in the water. In the real world, Asuna and the girls give Suguha a swimming lesson. Meanwhile, Kirito has a meeting with a certain someone.

Thanks, Dengeki.

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