Accel World's 2nd Game to Bundle Hot Spring Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten to arrive on PS3, PSP

The 525th issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki PlayStation magazine revealed on Thursday that a special original video anime (OVA) will be bundled with the limited first edition of Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten, the second Accel World game. The details of the video anime have not yet made been public, but the magazine indicates that the keyword for the anime is "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. The first Accel World game, Accel World: Ginyoku no Kakusei, will ship on September 13 in a similar dual game/anime release format.

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 (both pictured right).

The Kasoku no Chōten game's release date and pricing information have not been announced yet. Viz Media is streaming the television anime in North America as it airs in Japan.

[Via Uri-Sure Matome]

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