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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment's Large Update Promo Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Update adds bosses that drop legendary weapons, date spot, outfits for Philia & Strea, Argo as a battle partner, more

Namco Bandai Games began streaming a promotional video for the large update titled The Successor to Splendor for its Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment PS Vita video game on Friday.

The large update will add many things to the game, including new bosses that drop legendary weapons, a new outfit for Philia and Strea, and a flowery in which it is possible to got on dates with the girl of the player's choice. However, ghosts are said to appear in the area, and heroines will give Kirito new requests there. The update will also add volcano and snowy mountain areas, the ability to use Argo as a battle partner, and the ability to buy High Potions at stores within the game.

By exploring the 76 cities in Aincrad, players can pick up new friends and party members for their adventures. Kirito can also deepen his relationship with his partners by hanging out with them in the cities, going out on dates, or holding hands. The game will include characters Asuna (Haruka Tomatsu), Lisbeth (Ayahi Takagaki), Silica (Rina Hidaka), Yui (Kanae Itō), Leafa (Ayana Taketatsu), Shinon (Miyuki Sawashiro), Strea (Sachika Misawa), Sachi (Saori Hayami), Kibaou (Tomokazu Seki), and Argo (Shiori Izawa). A new, original character named Philia (Yui Ishikawa) will play an integral part in the game's plot.

In the game's special "adventure mode," players have the option to create their own characters and play with up to eight other people online to go on quests in the Hollow Area. The game also has a dating element where players can go on dates that could possibly end with pillow talk.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will shipped for the PlayStation Vita in Japan in April, and a North American release is scheduled to be available for download on the PlayStation Network this summer.

Namco Bandai Games released the Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment game for the PlayStation Portable in Japan last March. A separate Sword Art Online End World game was offered on Japanese mobile platform GREE last year, and became available on Google Play last September.

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