2nd Accel World PS3/PSP's TV Ad Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
Bandai Namco games began streaming a television commercial for Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten, the second Accel World videogame, on Monday. The last three seconds of the ad 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 on January 31, 2013 for 7,330 yen (about US$91) and 6,280 yen (US$78), respectively.
Reki Kawahara, the author of the original light novel series that inspired the recent television 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" immediately after the events in the television anime. 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 streamed the television anime in North America as it aired in Japan.