Sword Art Online: Lost Song Announced for the PS3 & Vita

At the 2014 Dengeki Autumn Festival, publisher Bandai Namco have announced a new game based on Reki Kawahara’s light novel series: Sword Art Online: Lost Song. The game will be coming out on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita next year.


The game itself was teased at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show when Bandai Namco announced that they are working on a third video game tentatively titled Sword Art Online 3, following Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment for the PSP and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the Vita. The game itself will be set in Alfheim Online, following the two games being set in the Sword Art Online VRMMO. Following the merging of both games, a new mysterious floating continent has appeared, Svart ALfheim. It is full of numerous areas and terrains, with deserts, plains and icebergs, and each area will be approximately be 16km2 in area. The game will be the first in the series to let you play multiple characters, with previous iterations only letting you play as series protagonist Kirito.

One new big feature in the game is the introduction of air combat, which is featured in ALO. The game is split up into two combat modes that can be switched at any time: the ground combat, which features traditional turn based RPG mechanics from previous games but with the inclusion with jumping, and the air combat, which has a new full action and movement system. In the air players will have to maneuver in all dimensions keeping track of the enemies from all angles. The combat will have no auto-attack and if the lock-on is turned off players will be able to attack the enemy from any angle. The game will also have three character parties, up from the two-man party from previous games.

Here is the first trailer for Sword Art Online: Lost Song:

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 being published in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. To date a total of 15 volumes have been compiled in the series, released in Japan on August 9th 2014. . Since then it 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 and was produced by A-1 Pictures, which received a large reception. Since then, the series has appeared on a plethora of media with international merchandise, spinoff manga,  and handheld and browser video games, including Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the Vita. The latest manga volume, Sword Art Online: Caliber, began serialization in the September issue of Dengeki G’s Comic magazine. In addition, Kawahara has relaunched the series as Sword Art Online: Progressive, a re-release of the light novels with additional content. A new light novel adaptation titled Sword Art Online: Alternative will begin publication on December 10th. A second anime adaptation of the series began airing from July this year.

Here are some screenshots of the game:

Sword Art Online: Lost Song will be releasing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan next year.

You can visit the game’s website here: http://sao-lostsong.bngames.net/

Are you excited for another Sword Art Online game?

Source Article and Images – Gematsu
Source Article – Gematsu
Source Image – Sword Art Online: Lost Song Website
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