Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Trailer Shows Off Heroine Hand-Holding

By Sato . December 19, 2013 . 4:45am

We recently got a peek at other virtual MMORPG heroines like Leafa and Silica, who will be appearing in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Now, the game’s latest trailer shows the game’s protagonist, Kirito, holding hands with a number of heroines in the game, along with a closer look at battles.



The trailer starts out with a fight scene between Kirito and Philia, who is said to be an “Orange Player,” or one who has previously committed a crime in the virtual MMORPG.


After showing off some new parts of the Hollow Area and co-op actions you can do with your partners during battles, the trailer gives us a short tour of Arksophia, the same town from the previous PSP title, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, which will pretty much be your home base when you’re not taking on dungeons.



You’ll get to communicate with various friends and partners of the series in town. It’s also where you’ll be able to go out on dates and hold hands with the likes of Asuna, Lisbeth, Silica, Yui, Leafa, Sinon, and Strea.


We also get a look at the “Hollow Missions” you’ll be taking on in the new area, where you’ll be required to investigate various parts as a special task. In multiplayer, up to eight players consisting of you and three other players, along with partners, will be fighting old and new bosses in the Hollow Area.


The trailer ends with Philia admitting that she had previously killed some people, which explains how she became an Orange Player.


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is coming out on April 24, 2014, for PlayStation Vita.

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  • Dark Zerato

    I want this game in the west.

    • tonyp1987

      Me too I loved the anime wish I could play the game

  • David García Abril

    “It’s also where you’ll be able to go out on dates and hold hands with the
    likes of Asuna, Lisbeth, Silica, Yui, Leafa, Sinon, and Strea.”

    Wait, WHAT?! YUI?!!!!

    Having a “brother-sister/cousins” incest sub-plot wasn’t enough, so now they’re going for “adoptive father-adoptive daughter”?

    Well, at least it’s not tentacle rape, so I gues it’s not really a low point…


    • God

      The whole pseudo “dating” thing was enough to make it hard to get a localization, the incest thing guaranteed that there wouldn’t be a localization, but this? this is like if the game was screaming “Try to localize me, I DARE YOU! I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKER!!”.

    • DyLaN

      The Yui ending in IM isn’t exactly romance though. You can read the ending detail here: http://swordartonline.wikia.com/wiki/Sword_Art_Online:_Infinity_Moment

      • David García Abril

        Thank you. That’s a relieve. :P

      • God

        Oh, then i guess the chances of localization went from 0% to 5%.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    quite decent, though

  • Aristides

    I’m gonna die ;_;, I really want to play this in English…

    • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

      I don’t know about the dieing part but.. This is something that would be nice to see and play in English >.<.. Especially with the lack of Vita games I can definitely see it doing okay.

  • natchu96

    “I murdered someone once”

    Well, this is awkward justification for trying to reject Kirito, because you totally aren’t the only one.

  • Courtney Levi Osborn

    please localize this…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      namdai + anime adaptation + not jump related means very low chance despite the popularity

      • Courtney Levi Osborn

        will still hope and dream…. lol

        • Renaldi Saputra

          well, very low chance doesn’t mean it’s absolute 0 chance

  • God

    Why must they make your romantic relationship with a heroine a fundamental gameplay point in every SAO game? wasn’t it bad enough how much the anime and part of the novels focused on this?

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Thats just what people do in MMOs, they hit on eachother cuz its easier in game.

      • God

        I have played several MMOs, never seen that actually happen.

        • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

          I’ve seen that happen a lot but it happens more often in whisper / private chats. Another thing is out of all the MMO’s (Includes Twelve Sky, 2Moons, Jade Dynasty and several others.) I’ve played I’ve seen at least 2 couples each game who were e-dating and try to act as if they lived together when their info and the things they say make it obvious that it’s false lol.

          • God

            Yeah, but there is always “That One Couple” on MMOs, there are always a lot of “That One X” so i figured it was not worth mentioning.

          • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

            “Couple” or not it happens a lot and will lead to them becoming that “couple” lol. That could also be the reason why MMO’s like Lineage 2 allow players to get married too. Since its rather common x.x.

          • God

            Really? I thought marriages in MMOs were unusual, since, at least in the ones i’ve played, they had stupidly high requirements, either an extremely rare drop from an extremely rare enemy that can only be found in extremely high leveled places, or paying real life money.

    • icecoffemix

      Maybe because the “romance” (aka harem actually) is a major selling point of the novel and anime? Why would they make the game unappealing to the core fans?

    • TheExile285

      Literally just answered your own question. If you don’t like the series, why do you even care?

      • John Diamond

        he didn’t say he didn’t like it. he just said he didn’t like the harem aspect of it

      • God

        Exactly, i’m actually a big fan, but i think sometimes (not all the time) the story focuses too much on the “harem” factor on the novels and the anime, and when they had the chance to make an MMORPG with a badass gameplay like “shown” in the novels, they instead decided to focus more on the “harem” factor, and since it occupies at least 60% of the trailer they probably are gona focus more on that than developing an actual battle gameplay.

  • DanielGearSolid

    I wanna play

  • Luke Blackwood

    They allow you to go on dates with your AI daughter, with characters that aren’t even from the SAO arc AND STILL NO SIGHT OF ALICIZATION CHARACTERS. Nice work there, BAMCO :/

    • DyLaN

      I saw ppl speculated tht Filia is Alice though.

      And Alicization is too far lol. GGO is at least around the corner.

  • Furu Chi

    I need this in my life!!!!!! Localize please! :((

  • Yan Zhao

    Silica is the right choice obviously.

  • Thrasher429

    1:40 in the trailer…Kirito you little pervert you,

    • TheExile285

      Wasn’t even subtle lol

    • Anesia Hunter

      that was bold, but still funny.

  • TheExile285

    I need this game. Leafa FTW!

  • cloudcaelum

    Anyone know good site instructive Japanese language generally for game terms?

    Time had come…

  • Anesia Hunter

    the music sounds great, the graphics look great and the gameplay looks awesome.

    i hope they localize this.

  • Brotato Chip

    this looks amazing…

  • Nitraion

    SAO:Kirito’s harem tale… :V
    Lol They show us kirito can peek under a skirt in trailer?? XD

  • DyLaN

    The quality of the cel shaded cutscenes continue to amaze me. Some of the field look nice too like the magitek one.

    I remember some1 mentioned tht he wants to try to get an upskirt shot in IM XD

    Also look like the Kobold boss decided to join the harem after Skull Reaper did it :P

  • Prinny Dood

    Kirito the playa

    • Servant BerserCAR

      Philia is his next target.

    • God

      The MMO version of Minato Arisato.

  • Raltrios

    I don’t recognize the purple girl…

    • DyLaN

      Original character frm IM. She Strea and voiced by Sachika Misawa.

      • Raltrios

        Ah, thanks.

  • Sergio Briceño

    1:30 – 1:45
    If the girl likes you, you can hold hands. If you guys are close, you can carry her on your arms. If she doesn’t stand you you can always look at her pantsu.

  • artemisthemp

    Now we just need a localization confirmation from Namco

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