Bandai Namco revealed that Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will be coming to Europe, Middle-East and Australasia exclusively for PS4 through Sony’s PSN in summer 2015. While Sword Art Online: Lost Song is scheduled to launch via retail stores in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia for the PS4 and PSVita in autumn 2015.
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song games 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. The popularity of the anime and novel has 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.” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.
Both games feature original stories based on the light novel and anime Sword Art Online. They follow the simulated Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (VRMMORPG) gameplay from the Sword Art Online storyline. In Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, players will play as the main character, Kirito, and fight through all the levels of Aincrad to break free from being locked within the virtual game world. Players with save data from the Vita version of the game have items from that version transferrable to the PS4. Additionally, DLC from the Vita title will be unlockable on the PS4 at a later date.
While Sword Art Online: Lost Song feautres an original story based on the Alfheim Online realm including new and returning characters and exclusive environments, fans will be more than happy to spend over 50 hours questing in the ultimate Virtual Reality universe! To make it even more exiting, Lost Song will feature all new Aerial Battles and plenty of customization features.