Dengeki PlayStation has revealed a new character for the upcoming PlayStation Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. The new character is Konno Yuuki, who is a character that appears in the second story arc of the series. She does not appear in the anime, but does appear in Reki Kawahara’s light novels. Her first appearance is in the 7th volume of the light novels, and plays the VRMMORPG ALfheim Online.
Dengeki have released two new images for the character; one of her in game appearance and one of her animated from A-1 Pictures.
Developer and Publisher of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Bandai Namco Games, have released a brand new promotional video for the JRPG. This is the fourth PV and clocks in at over 6 minutes long. More footage of the gameplay mechanics, characters, and a brief introduction into the game are shown.
Sword Art Online is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara, who also is the author of Accel World. The light novel series began in 2009 and has sold millions of copies, topping the charts in 2012. Additionally in 2012, an anime adaptation was released. The Sword Art Online anime aired in July 2012 and was produced by A-1 Pictures, which received a large reception. Since then, the series has appeared on a plethora of media from handheld and browser video games, to spin off mangas and international merchandise. The latest canonical light novel, the thirteenth in the series, was released in Japan on August 10th 2013. In addition, Kawahara has relaunched the series as Sword Art Online: Progressive, a re-release of the light novels with additional content. The second issue of Sword Art Online: Progressive launched in October 2013.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be releasing on the PlayStation Vita on April 24th in Japan. The game will feature a new area not seen in the original series. It follows an alternate storyline. There has been no news for a Western release, though the Asian version does contain English subtitles.
You can check out additional information about the game on its official website: http://sao-hf.bngames.net/
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