Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment Starts With A System Error Infecting 75 Floors

By Spencer . October 1, 2012 . 1:03am

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Banpresto is making a video game based on the Sword Art Online anime series. While "online" is in the title, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment plays kind of like .hack since its a faux-MMORPG.

 

The story begins when 75 floors in Aincrad, a floating castle that is one of the main dungeons in the Sword Art Online universe, are affected by a mysterious system error. It seems that this bug wants to capture Aincrad’s remaining 25 floors. Aincrad is a mess with boss monsters like the level 90 Zakochar on the wrong floor.

 

You control Kirito in the game and can customize his battle skills to suit the player. He can equip different weapons like a one handed sword, dual blades, axes, knives, and rapiers. Each weapon has different Sword Skills to learn and Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment has unique Sword Skills made just for the game. Asuna is also in Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment as a party character.

 

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment is in development for PSP.

 

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  • Nitraion

    Hmm the games kinda playable…
    except you dunno what they are talking.. 

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering I finish .hack link knowing pieces of the story, I am sure this game will be great.^_^

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTMY5WARHZF53VR2UVQCJXGZPY zangetsu

         .hack//link is trash compare to previous .hack games .

        Stupid story , dull gameplay . SAO :IM look nothing better than .hack//link =>> no hope

        • LynxAmali

          I’d actually beg to differ.

          It’s better than G.U but worse than the original Quadrilogy.

          Sort of dead center, actually.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          It is weaker compared to its other series for sure but, i enjoyed the hell out of the game there. It provides a lot of character+ X mode there.

          And some of the boss actually can cause game over if you are not careful there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      LOL YES RIGHT!!! Dem moonspeaks!!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    SAO ALL MY MUNIESSSSSS!!!!!^_^

  • Xapth

    Imagine if… there was a full fledged Sword Art Online MMORPG for the PS Vita.

    You could make your own character and play online, kind of like how PSO2 Vita will work. Except we wouldn’t die in the real world if we died in game (Obviously!).
    Awww yeahhhh that would be amazing… someday…

    I suppose in the meantime we could play this and just pretend it’s real. :)

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I would love if they actually develop the game for consoles or at least pc there as it will gives the game more justice there.

      Hell, even if I need to pay there, I will surely pay for them.^_^

      About the perma death, I here would love if they actually kept them lol.

      If we dies, our char will be deleted and we will need to replay them all again. This will give us the tense feeling thay we would love.

    • Abhishek Posooa

      Exactly what I thought :)
      Cuz I seriously don’t like Kirito,one of the worst main characters I’ve ever seen >.>

      • Nitraion

        You should watch Accel world and think again lol but Accel world and SAO is born with same writer XD

    • TheExile285

      I’d buy it

  • http://hughisaacs2.googlepages.com/ Hugh Isaacs II

    I’m a bit disappointed in the way this game looks.

    The HUD doesn’t suit it. They should’ve just used the UI from the anime (the health bar that circles around the users, the diamond indicator over their heads, that touch panel menu they open, the health bars that show up on the top left and right for your party and any enemies you might be facing).

    It’s probably still a great game but those small details can still make all of the difference sometimes.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well, we are playing in third person view here so, I think the hud is more appropriate here.

      • http://hughisaacs2.googlepages.com/ Hugh Isaacs II

        I think they could’ve used those same elements in 3rd person, the curved health bars and diamond indicators are things we usually see in 3rd person games anyway.

        The only thing that would have to be altered is the menu, but that should be no issue, just show the character opening their menu and then display it in fullscreen before the user.

        The HUD in this game resembles nothing of the show, they didn’t even at least keep the same style (instead of green the health bars here are blue, different outline width, etc…).

        Not to mention the HUD in the series was often used as a plot element. What will they do here when characters refer to the HUD?
        Talk of the one in the anime, talk of this new one or avoid mentioning it altogether?

    • Stranger On The Road

      Given the amount of the world they keep showing, it is better to keep the health bar static. Although, they won’t be forgiven if they don’t use Dead Space 2 style menu.

  • http://twitter.com/Laith_Rem Laith Rem

    Tell me I can Dual Wield and you have a buy.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      As we are playing with kirito……… So sure buy for u here?^_^

  • ShinoZero

    Yeah well… let’s hope this game will be better than the anime (it should focus more on the battles so i guess it’s ok)

  • Ace

    I’d buy this if it had glopping noises.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      2 years worth of milk?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        Lol 16.5 = $$$ ??

        Wait is tht the voices of haters I heard??

  • Belenger

    “The story begins when 75 floors in Aincrad, a floating castle that is one of the main dungeons in the Sword Art Online universe”, for a second just for a second I almost thought this was “Caliber SS Failure side”, it would have been a perfect chance to continue that spin off, but alas this game seems to be taking off at the same route of the animation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      …are affected by a mysterious system error. It seems that this bug wants to capture Aincrad’s remaining 25 floors. Aincrad is a mess with boss monsters like the level 90 Zakochar on the wrong floor.

      ==;

  • Raze

    Kirito can equip other weapon in this game?
    Yesss…
    I kinda hate the dual wield…
    I’ll just use 1H with shield…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Now where is the Nerv Gear / Amusphere??? Oh wait.

    So they changed the HUD… The anime one looks pretty good I’d say. SAO IM looks quite oky 4 a PSP game… And I can’t wait to see some gameplay!!

    Btw, wht do you guys think abt the anime? I personally liked the anime even though some parts were so-so… But apparently frm wht I see its a pretty divisive anime where ppl came to whine every week… Sounds familiar??

    DAT ASS LOL

    -Edit-
    So the game have a new story?? And bosses are appearing out of level?? Imagine Skull Reaper appearing on 10th floor… *Shudder*

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Every popular things will always had some kind of backlash there. It is not something suprising anymore.

      Considering how popular is Gundam Seed series and K-ON? You should know how many person keep complaining them.(Even though i am not their fans too here.) Even Fate/Zero had their own sheer of haters there.T_T

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

         Well to be fair…or justified things.  People hate on K-on because MoeBlob (which i don’t mind unless i like the characters), Gundam Seed…to be fair it kinda deserves some of the hate <.< and Fate Zero…i'll never get the hate for that, its not perfect there are some eh things but really great show.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, Gundam Seed had it sheer of failure but, some of the haters does not actually tries to see that some of the things done on the shows is also done by the previous shows. So, sometime the hate is kinda not fair.

          While for K-ON, firstly to said, i am not fans of the show either and i never actually bother watch the shows however, i never disrespect people who actually loves the shows by saying they have no taste.(Which many of the haters usually does.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        WAIT WHT!?? Freaking FATE/ZERO!?? 

        This is nuts.

      • Neckbear

        Please stop using the word “hater”. Actually disliking something is not deserving of a particular branding, it’s like calling anyone who likes something a fanboy.

        SAO has its fair share of flaws. That’s why most people dislike it; because it’s heavily flawed, and jarring to the point it’s obnoxious. I watched SAO because I heard of it a lot. Yes, popularity means more exposure to the general public. Guess what, that equals more people with differing opinions, because not everyone likes the same thing. Jesus christ.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Those people that i categorized as haters is simply those people who actually went to other people and saids how bad the shows and people watching the story had no taste.

          This is especially seen a lot for a shows that is adapted from VN or manga.

          It is not like people who like the shows don’t know the flaws but is there needs to come complain everytime some news about the game/shows come out?

          If that is not hater, what should i call them?

          • Neckbear

            Uh…petty insults aside (but I’m quite sure that goes for both parties), they ARE kind of right. Personally, I think that anyone with enough exposure to actually decent writing can look at SAO in disgust for what it really is. 

            And people are free to say whatever they want to say, one of those things being “I dislike this show!”. Heck, they can be as vocal about it as they want. 

            You should simply ignore such categorizations altogether, because they make your posts even more shallow than theirs. The term “hater” is stupid.

      • LynxAmali

         Most of the hate for SEED comes from Destiny, believe it or not.

        Episode 34 onward of Destiny to be exact, episode 39 for point of no return.

        Then again, considering the writing of Destiny was rather crappy…..

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Seed comes out with jesus yamato which I am sure, the main source of the hate for that series.

          But indeed, destiny fall into bigger hole the moment they change the m.c there.

    • Anime10121

      So, is the anime pretty good?  I’ve been hearing its this great thing, but this entire comment thread is leaving me to believe otherwise :( Hopefully it is at least good though, cuz I love the art, and the world looks vibrant as heck :P

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        Its certainly something. But whether its good or not I’ll leave it to you. Its not the best, but its not too bad either.

        Btw I suggest you read the matching LN chapter after watching an episode cuz the anime cut some explanation outs and non-LN reader been screaming “plot hole this plot hole that”.

        • Anime10121

           Cool, well, is it, at the least, consistent with its story telling?  I’ll try and look into the LN, a little later on too.

  • Chiupon

    After watching (and dropping) the anime, I can’t say I’m as hyped for this as I once was…

    The fact that you’re shoehorned into playing as Kirito isn’t good either, considering… Well…
    the person who made SAO needs to take a character writing class. u___u
     

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      He wrote it when he was younger for a competition… Tht MAY be the problem…

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Or, it is actually written in 2002 and that is what actually popular that time?^_^

        I myself, feel the character developement is not great but it is not bad too. And with the great setting(personally) i feel that the character defects there is not big enough to make the show bad.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

          Generally I see the older audience who have a problem with the charac development….. And ppl say the author can design a great MMO but can’t write good charac…. (Same 4 AW)

          For example: http://www.lostinanime.com/2012/09/sword-art-online-13.html
          I won’t disagree with him cuz he statement actually somewht correct but compare this to several post and you can see the diff.

          And apparently ppl thinks tht Yui is a camera hugging moeblob, Kirito a Gary Stu, Asuna cries too much and so on so forth.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Well, i don’t feel anything wrong with Yui though lol.^_^ Considering i read .Hack Twilight of Bracelet manga with Zelfi there. I just consider Yui to be very cute and eye pleasing there.

            While for Kirito being a Gary Stu, i am not sure there. Before joining SAO there, he is only a normal anti social kid there or even better, semi Hikkikomori? Thats hell lot of flaws to actually become a Gary Stu. I would even label Kirito to be on the same level as Kaiji here lol. As both of them are loved by many due to them both acomplish things that many had given up doing.

            For Asuna crying…… well, a little annoying yes but…. making the series bad? Not really. Considering even Gundam Unicorn had lots of tears there hell, Gundam Zeta itself had lot of crying too and many people actually said that is the best Gundam series.

          • andref

             I wouldn’t say Hikkikomori, remember though he was said to take after his step-mother who got him into computers and since leaving kendo, he just became a computer geek.

        • Nitraion

          Hmm at least kirito is better than hiro period…
          yeah i think the writer have awesome concept and story he might be inspired a inventor, but lacks in term of developing char in love interest and such…I feel it in both SAO and AW..
          and yess kuroyukihime have bad taste in men i mean it… i don’t have problem about ugly or chubby MC but the problem is why he always crying and crying? D:
          There I said it LOL XD

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Thats why i feel AW had a more problem on the character development there especially the relation between Kuroyuki and Haru there. As even after watching the whole anime here, i don’t even understand how Kuroyuki can fall for him.(Not about Haru physics here.) but there are no “event” between both of them there as their first meeting is that tennis event.

            For Asuna and Kirito, it is understandable as they meet up on the first floor and then actually they spend sometime together during the side event. But for AW, there are nothing there.T_T

    • Anime10121

      Wait? I thought Sword Art Online was held as generally one of the best shows of its season?  Was really looking forward to finally giving it a watch, but this whole comment thread is seeming to indicate the opposite.  It looked quite promising, please tell me its at least good/if not great.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        It depends on the people here. I myself really like all the settings there especially for us gamer Virtual Reality is something we have always dream for.

        So this game is pleasing my childhood dreams here. On the characters development, there are some thing that is not that good there as sometimes, you would find M.C and other characters relation grows so fast that you don’t know how their relation can grow there.

        So, i suggets you at least try to watch the anime there + reading the LN to makes you understand more about the story that is not covered by the anime.^_^

      • Chiupon

        This season was kind of awful, actually. Jinrui wa Shimashita was alright, and that’s the only other notable anime I could think. Basically, there’s no plot. Like nothing — It’s the K-ON of MMOs, minus the fact that K-ON had a likeable cast with consistent personalities and character development. Asuna and Kirito are probably some of the worst written characters I’ve encountered, fresh from someone’s fanfiction. Asuna’s the classic Mary Sue, and needless to say, Kirito’s the same way! Every other character is inconsequential to the plot, it’s really hazy about what’s going on, and a lot of things aren’t explained to you, or even really important. It’s character driven since the plotline is nonexistant, and the characters are… Bad. u___u

        i made it to episode 9 or so with a friend and we just dropped the anime without saying a word. Each episode turned into a lol fest about how Asuna’s character changed each episode and how everyone falls in love with Kirito within like an hour of knowing him, because they’re super impressed with how high leveled he is (which again, goes back to him being a Gary-Stu; he is conveniently over leveled or prepared for every situation, even ones you wouldn’t think he’d be able to get out of.)

        tl;dr it sucks and i don’t imagine this game is anything other than wave riding. It’ll be forgotten about, just like the anime and novels, in a matter of seasons.

      • Chiupon

        In addition, the fact that they’re trapped in the game rarely comes up; even though they’re probably whittling away in real life, you never hear anything about it, or what’s going on outside to try and fix the problem — nobody even questions it or attempts to get them out, and if someone was, you wouldn’t even know. The story is very lazy in that regard, as it takes a premise and just abandons it to focus on how kawaii desu ne asuna is with her sandwich making abilities.

        i wouldn’t be surprised if the plot wasn’t resolved until the very last episode after a dramatic monologue from kirito about how he made friends.

        • Anime10121

           Wow, disappointed would be an understatement to how that makes me feel.  I loved the art, and the trailers looked really good, and I was actually gonna start watching it in a couple weeks, now I think I’ll wait until the show finishes, read some reviews on the entire series, and if the show is still crappy, I’ll just watch it for the art ehen I have nothing better to do. :(

          • http://www.facebook.com/robert.leonardi.56 Robert Leonardi

             well, what chiupon said isn’t exactly right, the novel mentions on why no one have ever intervened from outside, but the anime cuts that part out (along with many other parts), but yeah, the anime doesn’t really do much other than to introduce the series to those who doesn’t know about it (honestly the light novel is better than the anime)

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            The anime certainly does not give justive to the series there as many part from the LN that is actually cut out there. But if you watch the anime + reading the ln, you will find the show to be nice there.

            For character development, that is indeed Reki main weakness as some of the character relation is just spontaneous. But with a nice seting there, it should be a very nice show to watch.

        • miju

          vague spoiler – we’re most likely moving onto arc 2 after next 1-2 episodes

  • http://altsune.com/ Ovada Bey

    Oh goodie! I don’t have to watch the anime now! :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Go watch it. The game is prob an original content. It isn’t as bad as ppl say.

    • Exkaiser

      I recommend reading the first volume of the novel series. The later books are kind of eh, but the first one is good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108660337 Nickienator van Darkenstein

    It’s too bad Banpresto is wasting it’s time with a serie as terrible as this.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      It is too bad that Banpresto is wasting its time with a very popular series like SAO.

      • amagidyne

         It is too bad that Banpresto has a robber mask as their logo, because it makes me think they’re run by raccoons.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Raccoons is cool though.^_^

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108660337 Nickienator van Darkenstein

        I’m not saying it’s a stupid move, there’s a lot of braindead fanboys in the world. Just saying I think it’s too bad a producer I respect lowers themselves to this.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          I don’t understand how they are lowering themselves by making a series that actually can sell here?

          Is trying to gain profit=lower themselves? And braindead?What are you actually talking here?

          Just because you hate the series, you think people who like the series is brain dead?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108660337 Nickienator van Darkenstein

            Trying to lower themselves fór a profit is what I’m saying. I don’t like a lot of series, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got anything against people that do like it. But you can’t possible say SAO’s story or characters are in any way well written; they are terrible in every way. I hate Higurashi, but can understand it has it’s fanbase. With SAO I truly can’t. Like many people, I was hyped for it, I even liked AW, and I really wanted to like it, but there’s absolutely nothing good about is so I can’t. The reason I used ‘braindead’ is because I believe the fanboys decided to like it because of it’s subject before reading/watching it. Because you can’t seriously think it’s good. Thinking it’s average I can get, but rating it as a 10 and saying it’s one of the best novels/anime ever, I can’t. Even if it does get better later on.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            O.o Lowering themselves for profit? Please here, you do know that game company main objectives is too get as much profit as possible don’t you?
             
            And i never said about anything about SAO being terribly good or not there. I just mention some people who have watched the shows love them just like how i like the series because of the great setting there even though Reki had flaws in his underdevelop characters but i don’t think only because of that, it ruins my experience with the shows.
             
            “Because you can’t seriously think it’s good.” I dont understand what are you trying to emphasize here. It is people opinion to love one thing there.
             
            Rating is also based on one’s opinion just like game review where each person can come to a different scores there. Some would probably give it a very low score as the shows does not suit them while for others, they feel that the shows is really good even with the flaws will probably gives a high score for the show and this has happen for all thing from game to even movies.
             
            In the end, i hope that you understand that person had their own opinion on what they like there and calling people fanboys just because they try to defend what they likes is does not make you any better than them.
             
             

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108660337 Nickienator van Darkenstein

            (I can’t reply directly to the latest comment)

            Yes, I do. I don’t know how to explain this any easier, but let’s give it one more shot. If I start a magazine about art, I want to make a profit with it. Then if I decide to put porn in it because it isn’t selling, you can say I’m lowering myself, even though I always intended to make a profit. That’s the way I see this; even if their primary goal is making profit, using an obviously bad but reasonably popular series to make profit without much effort is lowering themselves as a company.

            I already explained what I think is different between this and an opinion; there’s a difference between liking something even though it’s terrible and thinking something terrible is good.

            And calling someone a fanboy is not an insult. I’m a fanboy of things. Before this, I may even have been a Banpresto fanboy.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            I can’t understand how you can said “without much effort” over several picture here.

            There are already some examples where anime adaptation can be very fun. Shana, Full Metal Alchemist and Claymore on DS or even Berserk game on Dreamcast is some of the example there.

            And about the shows being obviously bad, once more i said the reason one shows is popular is because the flaws can be overtake by it’s strength there.

            Just like how some people will said Mario is a bad series due to them keep reharshing the game, more people loves the game because it is fun to play just like SAO here where many people think it is fun to watch the show.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108660337 Nickienator van Darkenstein

            Forgot about this since I logged off but I’ll just leave it at this. Last time I’m gonna waste my time with this. SAO is objectively atrocious at everything it did. It’s popular because it caters to the biggest group of fans out there: the ones very close to being mentally retarded. There’s almost nothing objectively good about SAO, it’s nothing but extremely badly written wish-fulfillment. Popularity says absolutely nothing about quality (Twilight, Bieber, and Nintendo first party games just being a few of the many examples of absolute shit that’s still popular) and is one of the weakest arguments there is.

  • SoulEmbrace2010

    What? No create-a-character?! FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

  • Lunir Malheur

    So… What kind of anime is this? They told me it’s a .hack// rip-off or something like that… and now a game? People who are begging for a MMORPG of this should be asking for “The World”, a much better worked universe.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      You should watch the anime or at least read the Light Novel rather than just following what other said here.

      While both of them are about virtual reality games, it is nothing alike there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      To put it simply, SAO has the “realism” feel on the subject of VRMMO and they r trapped in it.

  • Barrit

    Had no idea SAO had such a negative reception. I have been enjoying the anime since I use to play MMOs exclusively for many years.  I’ve never seen .hack to compare it though.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      People had their own opinion here. I myself enjoyed the series despite the flaws here.^_^

      If you enjoyed them why should you care what other things?^_^

      • Barrit

        I totally agree, I was just surprised by some of the comments is all. I like how they transitioned some of the gaming stuff into real world actions. Some of it just makes me laugh/smile.. like the whole instant cooking thing, and how they talk about their skill levels lol.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Yup.^_^ I myself love some of those side quest kind of thing.

          Actually my own story about Virtual game is all about exploring the game lol and how people interact in the game without any of those A.I or death game.(Slice of Life FTW!!!^_^)

          I mean, some MMO actually had a very nice setting that attract us into the game there.Why can’t we find a good nice story about MMO.^_^

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

            I once read a post abt some1 who says tht he might be the only one who likes Slice-of-life MMO story, now I now he isn’t alone :)

            So I take you liked the girl of the week SS episodes? Most ppl have prob in tht.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            SS episode?

            And yeah, i have been always wanting aVirtual game that is actually about Slice of Life there. I would love the story there giving us insight on player changing their personality in MMO, how people loves to chang their gender in the game or how people who loves to play by themselves vs people who actually is very sociable in MMO while anti social in RL.^_^.

            All of those aspect would be very interesting for me.^_^ 

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

            Side Story. 

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Well, i really like Sachi there.^_^ I had always had a soft spot for other girl characters which is not M.C there.^_^

            Hecate from Shana is also my favorite female char.^_^

    • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

      Screw that. I tend to ignore the comments when I watch the episodes. I like the show, the only thing I feel skeptical about was the frantic pacing in the beginning. 

      I like the show.
      You like the show.
      LET’S WATCH THE SHOW!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Urghhhh no new info. I need SAO so bad.

  • GameTaco

    So basically, as evidenced by comments below remarking on the new GUI and Kirito being free to train in more weapon styles than single and dual blades (and why would you, YOU SOLOED A BOSS WITH IT), this is more or less being treated like an alternate universe story or something, like your typical out-of-canon movie. I’m fine with that.

    Combat looks stiff, though. I’m assuming it’s turn based with battles that occur without entering a separate map? I can’t tell with the eight seconds of gameplay footage provided, but that seems to be the case. The article expects it to play out roughly like .hack though, so I’ll accept that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tianyu-Wei/100000304118353 Tianyu Wei

    Why PSP and not PSVita…? The graphic would look much better…

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well because PSP is still much alive and kicking in Japan? and Vita is not doing well currently?

    • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

      Easier and cheaper development, it’s obvious this is just a fast cash in riding on the current popularity of the show and novels.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Indeed there lol.^_^ This actually makes me remember that before many developers moves to PSP for anime kind of games, many anime type of games actually end up on DS like Shana, Black Cat, Seitokai no Ichizon, and even Black Jack there.

        It seems now as DS is seen as dead except for Nintendo first party product, many actually moves to PSP.

        Now what we would love to know is what platform will developers actually moves to after PSP become obselete.(In future.)

        • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

          Interesting thought I’d like to know that as well. For now I assume 3DS as developers don’t seem too interested in Vita(and cause it has a larger audience).

          Then again PSP seems like a cheap chash in machine right now so I doubt they stop using it anytime soon xd

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            I am having that thought too here as it seems with the VIta, they will need to have bigger development there which is surely going to be more expensive however stalled with smaller audience there.

            3DS is probaly going to be the better choice in the future however, that does makes me sad as it means i will need to actually import more games here.T_T Considering the region lock and many of the games never comes here.T_T

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

            True, that damned region lock is totally ruining all kinds of plans one may have about importing Dx And I’m seriously not too fond of buying the same console/handheld again just cause of that.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            I actually had to bought one here.T_T And yeah it is damn bad thing for us consumers who actually loves to import game.(I just can not abandon Labyrinth no Kanata)
             
            But in the business perspective, it is actually a really nice moves by Nintendo there lol. As they get me ending up buying two 3DS there.T_T
             
            And also by doing region lock, maybe it actually makes some publishers to have more jobs there after all, gamers will definitely be depend a lot on them now.

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        Which means it won’t be as good as the show designing the game is.

  • Aisioux

    Man I saw this and I was like “I swear if they mess this game up, and they will. They are getting a Xbox 360 nasty letter lmao!” The good points is that I can stare at Asuna pervertedly on the go now instead of waiting each week for the awesome anime to update. Bad news is, I can’t tell if this game is good or not. ASUNA & KIRITO FOREVER!

  • Lunar_Outcast

    Can I unlock the Gary Stu skill and win every fight?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Action replay?^_^

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Unlockable skill* for NG+!!!

      *After completing a ton of quest

  • Learii

    i wish this game could come to the west =(

  • Haruhi Fujioka

    i wonder if we are going to get this game. i see some of the stuff is english

  • http://twitter.com/Kouseo Kouseo Syaoran

    Do I get to bang Asuna?!

    • http://www.sunrisingblog.wordpress.com/ Michael Vincent

      I still can’t freaking believe I’ve read THAT entire chapter.

      • http://www.facebook.com/LuxRhapsodia Latif Tilev

        Except for the part where that entire chapter was non-canon and a fanfiction written by the author.

  • Göran Isacson

    So an actual game based on SOA… don’t know if I’d be interested considering the game has no actual magic in it. Also, while I’ve just seen the anime, I wonder if the game would have these strange month-long hops in the story too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Nope. The story starts at 75th floor so I think its just clearing the game. (Its in the article.) Though I think you can go to other level to do side quest I think cuz I saw Lisbeth and Silica in the PV.

  • Ryan Chiu

    I’m guessing the combat system is like the one in .hack. Sounds neat, but I doubt this’ll ever make it overseas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/igotrotche Rotche Cabanit

    is better if they put in PC game online is gona be good game of the year …. XD

  • Renaldi Saputra

    SAO has been being too mainstream and overrated in recent times -_-

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      If by “mainstream” means each fanbase screaming at each other, yeah. Same thing w/h every fanbase.

      • Renaldi Saputra

         but just too overrated and very annoying

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