Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment Video Has Four Minutes Of Battles And Dates

By Spencer . February 8, 2013 . 5:00pm

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, like .hack before it, is a pseudo-MMORPG. Players explore Aincrad’s top floors as Kirito and can equip one of ten different weapons before heading out to fight monsters.

 

Kirito isn’t alone in Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. You can invite characters (controlled by the computer) to join you. Your relationship changes how (virtual) friends act in battle. The PSP game has a dating system and a bunch of familiar characters to romance. Banpresto also created a brand new character just for Infinity Moment.

 

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment comes out on March 14 for PSP.


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  • phangtom

    I wish Namco Bandai would localise it, it looks so cool!

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Thanks to the fact that you can stream it for “free” in Crunchyroll, I guess a lot of people have seen or enjoyed the show, and that’s just for the ones that are being legal on watching their TV shows and anime. I don’t think a game based on one of the most popular animes out there would flop in the States, even Kotaku and Twitch have mentioned it many times.

      • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

        Yeah, even on the PSP. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if many fans of SAO already had PSPs, so it wouldn’t be as difficult as they’d think. But this is Namco Bandai, so there’s no saying what they’ll do.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    i want a character creator.

    • natchu96

      Doubt it’ll happen as long as they insist on shoving Kirito into everything, but yeah :(

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        Which sucks as the character designs are one of the few things I like about this series.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    If you die your console overclocks beyond belief and explodes in flames.

    • TatsuyaKyo

      Nah, a secret built-in device in the UMD discharges waves of electricity that fries the PSP and electrocutes the poor chap holding the handheld to death.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Or worse, the PSP explodes in flames but the fumes provokes a pheromone discharge as soon as you smell it causing your sibling TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU.

        • TatsuyaKyo

          Well, that would be a good thing if I had a hot/cute sister/aunt/cousin. But sadly, I have none of those. T_T

          • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

            Ew.

        • Göran Isacson

          Good lord, these ideas are dangerous. What if they make it to the game designers? WHAT IF BY DESCRIBING THEM, YOU’VE MADE THEM COME TRUE?!

          • Juan Andrés Valencia

            Oh boy… I said something I shouldn’t have. Things happen in this world that no one should account for or should try to.

        • nekocchi

          Or worse, it transforms into a Vita. No games for you :<

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      Ahahahahahahaahaha! I lost it when I read this lol. I can just picture it bursting into flames XD! Nice one! >_<

    • Edzo

      i bet you probably just return to where you last saved

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

      So if you die the game will delete every save data and forces you to restart it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mohamed.azib Mohamed Azib

      haha epic post

  • TatsuyaKyo

    If it is somehow confirmed that there will be a marriage event with the character you choose to romance, then I will import three copies of this game.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Waifu Art Online can’t come sooner.^_^

  • michel

    This one so deseperately deservers to be translated!… :(

  • Göran Isacson

    … Was that the worst written villain ever monologuing. at the start?

    Yes. Oh man, yes it was. I do not like what that could mean for the game.

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      Reki can’t write villains.

      • LynxAmali

        Eh.

        He succeeded in making me hate Noumi from Accel World which I think was the intention.

        SAO’s Fairy Dance’s villian, though, I can’t really defend. He was just bad.

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          I think Noumi was made decent by a good performer by the seiyu. Sugō’s seiyu in SAO had no fucks to give and just played it way over the top. That’s the skill of the voices, not good writing. If you go back and reread what he says, I think you’ll realize that Noumi is every bit as badly written as Sugō.

          • LynxAmali

            -Sugō’s seiyu in SAO had no fucks to give and just played it way over the top.

            You do know who seiyu was, right? It was Takehito Koyasu. Koyasu is over-the-top PERIOD.

            -If you go back and reread what he says, I think you’ll realize that Noumi is every bit as badly written as Sugō.

            Given his character, it does make sense in Noumi’s case though. If I were in his shoes, I’d probably act the same all things considered.

      • Göran Isacson

        Now I haven’t seen Accel world, or read any of the light novels so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I’ve only seen the anime. But considering most villains seen so far are all either laughably simplistic “RAPE AND MURDER AND ABUSE EVERYTHING” or Kayaba, who we are apparently supposed to believe is a noble soul despite doing what he did in SAO… I am inclined to agree.

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

      Ppl speculate tht Slimegou may be why Leafa and Sinon appearing in this game…

      Slimegou at least doesn’t appear as often as Noumi tht killed AW S2 for me….

      • Göran Isacson

        Upvoting simply for Slimegou- hadn’t heard that nickname before :)

  • tubers

    I really like how they used a form of mocap.. :)

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Srsly doe. Why is Cyber Connect not making this?

  • Seink

    Makes me sad to see the SAO world been twisted like this….
    -why is his sister char doing there!?
    -why is a character with a bow!? a bow!!!! Its SWORD ARTS ONLINE, a game where you use ONLY MEELE WEAPONS to kill the enemies!
    -I’m not sure about the battle but it looks like a turn based or something like finalfantasy XIII. It wll be easier for noobs but I think the root the story ark is mortal battles where you have to dodge the enemy attacks to be able to survive, so something more action like would make more sense (like .hack GU + dodge button or like the battle on the ‘Tales of’ serie).

    As I said in the beginning, it makes me sad seen the SAO world been twisted like this, all in the name of money. Quite sure such decisions were made so that more people would buy the game, but it breaks the credibility of the game enough to make me NOT buy it.

    • LynxAmali

      -Makes me sad to see the SAO world been twisted like this….

      That’s wrong. This game has always been marketed as an alternate take on the story. When it’s being overseen by the original author, you can’t really say its been twisted.

      -why is his sister char doing there!?
      Most likely explained in the game itself. Which isn’t out yet.

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

      Rondo of the Transient Sword has bolas tht requires a special skill to use. Tht can also apply here.

      The battle isn’t turn based. It a bit like Tales series if you ask me.

  • j.2y

    Maybe me. But it seems for me that the archer who can participates on battle is a reference to Sinon from GGO

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

      It IS her.

  • TheExile285

    yeah… I may have to import this….

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