Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Allows You To Make Your Own Kirito

By Sato . November 27, 2013 . 2:00am


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be Namco Bandai’s latest game in the Sword Art Online series, that will be focusing more on movement and special attacks to match the feel of the actual series. This week’s Dengeki PlayStation magazine shares new details on the upcoming Vita game.



According to the report, the new mystery heroine who you’ll be meeting in the new unexplored “Hollow Area” of the reborn Aincrad, goes by the name Philia. In addition to Asuna, there will be other partners you’ll get to team up with, and they will also come with their own actions.


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Namco Bandai previously teased that the game will have co-op, and according to magazine reports, it will be through ad-hoc connectivity, where four players along with their partners can team up for an eight-man party to take on the dungeons of the new Aincrad.


Those of you who might’ve been concerned about having to play as Kirito, and possibly having a full party of nothing but Kirito clones, worry no more! Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will allow you to customize Kirito according to your preference, by being able to change his face, hairstyle, voice and more.


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment comes out next year for PlayStation Vita.

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  • baha

    But the real question is: Can he be equipped with boobs?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      artificial boobs, maybe?

    • David García Abril

      Well, his avatar in GGO is supposed to look like a girl (albeit more in a Yuri Lowell from “Tales of Vesperia” fashion), so who knows…

      • Sergio Briceño

        To be honest the only time it ocurred to me he looked like a girl was at the beginning of the game when he was mistook for one. Then again, upvoting you for the mandatory Vesperia comment.

      • ThirdChildZKI

        Lol, beat me to it. I was definitely going to suggest GGO Kirito.

    • Bigabu Beaze

      The real question is can you increase Asuna’s bust size?

  • Dark Zerato

    I don’t want my own Kirito. I want my own waifu.

    • Erimaki Neko

      I want Sinon. Sinon = 11/10 would buy and fap… I mean, play.

  • chibiwall

    an 8 party… I love how they’re leaving this limit of 4 characters… the only matter is ad hoc multy, no chance in EU :v

  • Protos_Heis

    So do I need to learn Japanese or are we gonna get this? Darn it Bamco get on this.

  • Raze

    So the name will still be Kirito but different face and all?

    Ahaha….At least add option to change the name too…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      could be 2 things:
      1. no naming option
      2. there is, but if you skip naming, it will be just Kirito in the name

      this is only my thought, but who knows

  • Croix Zapp

    Unlimited Blade Wor– Oops wrong anime

    • natchu96

      That guy’s always been the iconic dual-blades user for me . . . and he’s a freakin’ ranged attack specialist who’s swordfighting technique is essentially completely self taught and improvised. When he goes for the kill he doesn’t even get to use his skills :/

      Kirito, as long as your sword skills are bound to the restriction of being permanently melee-only, there are some people you can never match up to.

      • darkbartz

        Alicization might have solved your problems there…

        Speaking of which, it has one of the best fights in the entire novel history. Makes Aincrad look like a punk.

        • natchu96

          Welp, time to finish up Phantom Bullet then.

          Somehow the guns arc is the most interesting one so far . . . heard they threw quantum brain theory stuff in Alicization like they did in Accel World?

          • darkbartz

            They have the slow-down time of Accel World and the beginnings of the Incarnate System. Although, they have also used it to explain all the weird impossible things in the previous games.

            Like Asuna overcoming the paralysis or Kirito killing Kayaba while dying.

    • David García Abril

      I think you were going for:


  • Croix Zapp

    i, for one would prefer to be able to fight kirito >=3

  • Renaldi Saputra

    only customizing your kirito, not your partners..
    then if 2 players with same partner even though different kirito means your party had 2 same person for example your and your friend’s partner is asuna, then your party contains of 2 different kirito(s) and same asuna..


  • KazukiNanbu

    does that mean that i can create my own harem?

  • Kami nii

    Now this will be the reason for me to like this game I always want my mc to be molded to my liking

  • charles addow

    Ew ad-hoc mode :/ i wish it used infastructure instead. Regardless i’m still getting this!

  • icecoffemix

    Can we not name him Kirito?

  • Roberto

    Can i make a female kirito ?

  • Raltrios

    …Can you change his name?

  • Crevox

    looks like ky

  • RablaAndrews

    The joke is, after you put a ton of work into making your Kirito, your character gets reset to the default and then Kayaba Akihiko laughs at you for wasting your time.

  • Natat

    Is that you, Ky? … No? Then… is it Flynn? … No?

  • DyLaN

    And I remember a few of us are joking abt multiple Kiritos running around.

  • Chiupon

    wow, they’re letting you fix the worst thing about SAO

    other than the plot, that is.

    • Lynx

      They’re not letting me fix Fairy Dance though.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Rename him Kite and make his hair blue and change his color outfit to Orange. Then you got yourself a bootlag bat hack with a cliched story .

  • Give Kirito a deep voice and watch those screams sound demonic.

  • Kornelious

    What if I don’t want to be a Kirito? Anyway, i hope this gets a localization.

  • darkbartz

    GGO Traprito! Walk around with a guy who’s smooth flowing hair beats his own virtual wife’s!

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