Sword Art Online: Lost Song PS3/PS Vita Game's 3rd Promo Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New continent, city, four-player co-op, flight-based gameplay featured in March 26 game

The official website for Bandai Namco Games ' Sword Art Online: Lost Song PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game began streaming the game's third promotional video on Wednesday.

The beginning of the video features the following dialogue:

Text: The newest chapter in Sword Art Online.
Woman: Professor, you are doing research on computers, and at the same time, you are controlling a character named Seven within an online game called ALO. SAO and ALO.
Woman: There appear to be some people who laugh at this network of light and darkness that connects you to Akihiko Kayaba.
Text: In 2022, there was a single genius who created a complete virtual world.
Seven: I logged into ALO to see what kind of a person he is.
Text: The VRMMORPG Sword Art Online swallowed up everything, and brought in both light and shadow...
Girl: Heh. If there's a way to make people accept virtual reality MMOs with my song, then I'd be happy.
Text: And so... The gears begin to move...

The video explains that the game is set in the new continent of Svart Alfheim, with the flying city of Line at its center. Here, the player can prepare and decide on their party. New characters will make an appearance, and quests can be accomplished with the help of up to four players in cooperative play. There will also be flight-based gameplay and magic.

Bandai Namco Games will release its Sword Art Online: Lost Song PlayStation 3 and PS Vita game in Japan on March 26. The PS3 version will cost 7,120 yen (about US$66) and the PS Vita version will cost 6,170 yen (US$57). A limited edition that includes box art by abec, an original soundtrack CD, a Blu-ray Disc with special content, a mini-clear poster, a special booklet, and serial codes that will allow the player to use a "school uniform" costume and the character "Lain" from the Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment game will cost 9,980 yen (US$92). The company is also localizing the game in English and Chinese for Asian markets.

Bandai Namco first announced the game's development at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show stage event on September 19. Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series already inspired the Sword Art Online -Infinity Moment- and Sword Art Online -Hollow Fragment- games for the PlayStation Vita system. The light novels also inspired two television anime series.

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