[PS Vita] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment NA localisation confirmed!


Sword Art Online (SAO) is a Japanese anime that aired in Japan between July and December 2012. The story follows Kirito, a gamer who gets stuck along with 10.000 players in a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG). If you are into Japanese anime and haven’t watched SAO yet, you’re really missing out! An English-language version aired on Toonami during last July, and that is a great option for anime fans.

EDIT 2014-04-25: This information has finally been officially confirmed!

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Remember back at the beginning of January when I wrote about the Japanese only PS Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment ?

Well, apparently, after Tales of Hearts R announcement, Namco Bandai Games also revealed that this game would reach our North American Vitas (as a digital download)!

Fourth trailer (not subtitled)

I’m saying apparently, because even if I saw a ton of websites and tweets relaying this information today, I didn’t find a official Press Release when searching through Namco Bandai’s website. I’m pretty sure this announcement is legit though.

Like I said in my previous post, I’m REALLY hyped for Hollow Fragment because it looks just like the anime. This game uses the original voice actors, and looks awesome!

If Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment releases this summer, expect a review from me!

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is releasing today in Japan.

Sword Art Online (Japanese voices, subtitled in english) can be watched on the anime-streaming service Crunchyroll here (registration required, free trial available).

The second season of the Sword Art Online anime has been announced earlier this year, and is set to air this year.

Sources: Siliconera, Gematsu


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  1. #1 by Kane112 on April 25th, 2014 [ 34742 Points ]

    hopefully it has english txt and not just an import

  2. #2 by Ceidz on April 25th, 2014 [ 40120 Points ]

    @kane112: I’m guessing we will get original voices (japanese), and english sub-titles. I don’t think they will go as far as redoing the voice overs.

  3. #3 by Darklurkr23 on April 25th, 2014 [ 23436 Points ]

    So it’s basically .hack except EVERYBODY right

  4. #4 by mowmow on April 26th, 2014 [ 12775 Points ]

    the more rpg’s on the vita the better =D

  5. #5 by Ceidz on April 26th, 2014 [ 40120 Points ]

    @darklurkr23: I’ve heard similarities between .hack and SAO, but since I haven’t seen the first one, I don’t exactly know what are the differences….

    @mowmow: yeeep ! ;-)

  6. #6 by chronorayven on April 26th, 2014 [ 24344 Points ]

    Awesome more games for Vita! I can’t wait for when the 2nd season of SAO starts this July and when this game comes out.

  7. #7 by hobbes on April 28th, 2014 [ 30466 Points ]

    vita is the only system that sees action from me lately. Need to get a 64 GB vita card at some point, if they ever release the dumb thing.


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