See The Sword Art Online World Through Kirito’s Eyes On Vita

By Spencer . December 5, 2013 . 4:29am

You can do more than step into Kirito’s shoes in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. The PlayStation Vita game lets you switch between two view points a normal camera and a first person view.


Normal Camera

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First Person Camera

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Here are some comparison screenshots between the two view points.

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Yes, you can hold hands with your partner character while walking around Aincrad in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. If your relationship is deep enough you can even carry them around town.


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In story mode you play as Kirito, but you can change your avatar in multiplayer mode. Here’s a look at different avatars from Kirito to a Kirito cosplayer in the middle to an original character.


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Multiplayer supports up to four players and each player can bring a partner character. Altogether, you’ll have eight characters adventuring together.

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is slated for release next year on PlayStation Vita.


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  • TheExile285

    I’m gonna turn Kirito into Haseo!

    • icecoffemix

      You mean Haseo and Alkaid.

      • TheExile285

        Damn, someone saw this before my edit lol.

        Yeah, I guess Alkaid would be easier. After re-reading the article, I’m not sure if the partner character can be customized. Would be great if you could.

        • icecoffemix

          Alkaid is also more popular (she won the popularity contest IIRC) and better character than Atoli and Shino. :P

          Yeah, no mention of changing partner, don’t think you can.

          • TheExile285

            Well Alkaid IS better than Shino and Atoli :P

          • Bigabu Beaze


  • Stranger On The Road

    A game is a bit lacking when the girls don’t react to perverted behavior…. they should look into this and more importantly… look into localizing this bad boy.

    • Mr_SP

      Considering what Kirito and Asuna have been up to, the issue is probably only about doing it in public.

  • Erena Arisu

    silica im coming for you

  • darkbartz

    Kirito in that staircase screenshot kinda reminds me of Santa from 999.

    “That perfect angle!”

  • Abyan Haidar

    The Kiritocentrism is strong in this one…..

    • David García Abril

      Well, that’s pretty accurate to the anime…

      • John Diamond

        the anime was all about inflating kirito’s ego.
        that’s one thing i picked up from it

  • Chido55

    Oooh, new article!

    > Through Kirito’s Eyes
    > step into Kirito’s shoes
    > you play as Kirito
    > different avatars from Kirito to a Kirito cosplayer

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Yeah what an stupid idea, so the best part you know relationships are played as other entirely character of yourself.

  • David García Abril

    Wow… Subtle…

    All jokes aside, I really like how the game looks. The polygon count may be a little lacking, but it definitely has that anime feel.

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Who cares about polygon count when the game looks like it will be alot of fun!

  • chibiwall

    there are some screen from the first game XD

  • Renaldi Saputra

    oh, so that’s the customization, looks well, but, still, you can’t change gender, it seems

  • Prinnydoom

    Now this one i will buy. Looking good.

  • Dark Zerato

    I want this game in the west. I want my waifu.

    • 永次

      keep waiting

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Its not coming out here, Anime games rarely see the light of day in the West. Its a popular show sure, I know naruto, bleach etc did what why didnt gurren lagann DS? Gurren Lagann was popular too.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        nah, that explains.. plus this is Namdai and not Jump series

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      its not yours, its Kiritos.

      thats why this game is lost potential.

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Can we go up all 100 floors and not cut off after floor 75?

    • DyLaN

      In IM, yes.

      But in here you are exploring a new area called “Holow Area”.

      • Bigabu Beaze

        Does IM play like this game do you think?

  • HassanJamal

    This game looks damn good. I kinda want it now. Helps that its an ARPG.

  • Raze
    • InfectedAI

      I thought it looked a bit, lacking.

  • persona_yuji

    Damn…I’m wanting this game more and more.

  • DanielGearSolid


  • Aristides

    0-0 I wish we could have this in the west…

  • FullMetalAlcopop

    Feels just like I’m really a mary-sue!

  • Yan Zhao

    Kirito taking a real good peek in that staircase screenshot I see.

  • Christopher Nunes

    In the mutliplayer screen shot it seems like you can “change” Kirito’s name for Mutliplayer and it’s cool to see what character class you are.

    But I seriously would’ve liked to see a SAO game where YOU are the main character, customizing your own Avatar’s look and gender (and I was thinking your character is a “Rogue Adept” like Haseo except with every weapon and a couple of classes exclusively for you like a dual pistol gun class (like Haseo’s Xth Form) but I’m not sure how character classes work in SAO), and you fight along side with Kirito and the others.

    One day maybe, but for now this game DOES interesting and seeing that it’s on the Vita and SAO is being aired on Toonami in the West to raise awareness we might get the game.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      hmm but in SAO, IIRC you can’t use gun or any range weapon, bcos it’s Sword Art Online, Sword or any melee weapon is the main weapon..
      but if it’s GGO, then it’s another story

      • Christopher Nunes

        That’s why I said “new” classes as the player character is abnormal to begin with and has access to mysterious skills that other normal players can’t get or use, like Kite’s Braclet with Data Drain, as I was thinking for the story of that idea is the player character has lost their memories to the point of being a blank state and you develop your character’s personality over time.

        Kirito and the others would be shocked and confusing to see that a player has “guns” as weapons when it’s not the case.

        Sorry I was thinking of adding a “.hack” flair to the mix as I love .hack as my favorite simulated MMO anime/game series.

      • DyLaN

        In the SS “Rondo of the Transient Sword” there a bolas user in it so… :V (Though it requires mastering a very difficult skill to do that)

        And then there IM Sinon.

    • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

      Yeah honestly this game screwed up.

  • dark-kyon

    I think,what the new inclusion how take the hand,carry in ams at your w̶a̶i̶f̶u partner and the first person view are things what the fans of a̶s̶u̶n̶a the game asked to be able to see of better form his w̶a̶i̶f̶u̶s scenarios.

  • Shirogane Takeru

    will my vita fry my brain if I die?

    • InfectedAI

      Only if you can afford a memory stick big enough for the enhanced mind link software.

  • Nintendojitsu

    ‘Hollow Fragment’ sounds like metaphor for gamers interest in the Vita.

  • Goldenboi1210

    really too bad we’ll never ever see this stateside

  • Captain Levi

    I’m gonna turn Kirito into Levi.

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    does that mean we would know when Kirito is being naughty? :D

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