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The official website for Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten, the second Accel World game from Namco Bandai Games, began streaming a teaser promotional video on Tuesday. The last 15 seconds of the video previews "Vacation;Onsen," the bundled original video anime (OVA) set in a hot spring.
The OVA will come on a Blu-ray in the limited edition PlayStation 3 version of Kasoku no Chōten (The Peak of Acceleration), while the OVA will be on a DVD in the limited edition PlayStation Portable version of the game. Bandai Namco Games will include a special booklet in both versions when they ship early next year at prices to be announced later.
Reki Kawahara, the author of the original light novel series that inspired the ongoing anime, is serving as the chief supervisor of the Kasoku no Chōten game's scenario. The player assumes the role of the protagonist Haruyuki as he enjoys school life and undergoes Duels in the virtual "Accel World." The second game will feature Utai Shinomiya, a schoolgirl younger than Haruyuki, and the Duel Avatar Blue Knight.
The first Accel World game, Accel World: Ginyoku no Kakusei, shipped on September 13 in a similar dual game/anime release format. Viz Media is streaming the television anime in North America as it airs in Japan.