Accel World's 'Vacation' Hot Spring Anime Previewed in Video
posted on by Egan Loo
On Friday, Bandai Namco games began streaming a introductory video for "Vacation;Onsen," the Accel World original video anime (OVA) set in a hot spring. The anime is bundled with Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten, the second Accel World videogame. Kenichi Suzumura narrates the tongue-in-cheek video as his character Ash Roller.
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 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.
Update: Namco Bandai Games also began streaming the first full promotional video for the second game itself: