You Can Befriend Over 100 Characters In Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

By Sato . February 24, 2014 . 12:01pm

In addition to Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment’s mysterious new character, Philia, the game will have a number of other characters you’ll be able to befriend and take on dungeons with. In a new update, Bandai Namco show off some of the notable characters you’ll encounter, along with a few new features in the upcoming Vita game.




Sachi is a timid girl, who was a member of Kirito’s first group of friends in the Moonlit Black Cats guild from the original Aincrad in Sword Art Online. She’ll be returning in the upcoming Vita game, but it still remains a mystery as to how.




Some of you may remember this guy from Sword Art Online. Kibaou helped out in the first boss fight of the series. He speaks in a Kansai dialect, and seems to have something against beta testers of the original game, as he continuously calls Kirito a “Beater”.




Argo sold information to other players in the original Aincrad. She is also known as “Argo the rat,” and was originally a beta tester, similar to Kirito.


Like the PSP title, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, you’ll get to form parties and go on adventures with befriended characters.



There are over 75 levels in Aincrad, with over 100 different players. You’ll be able to decide who you want to be friends with out of any of them to go on raids.




As you communicate more with AI partners, you’ll be increasing relationship parameters, and you’ll even be able to mark some of their battle actions with “good” and they’ll use them more frequently.



The battle UI has a similar look to today’s MMORPGs, littered with skills, which can be set to shortcuts. Customizing the game to your liking will be a must for players looking to get to high levels in the game.



Having your equipment in tip-top shape will also be important in conquering the dungeons of Aincrad. Lisbeth will have an arms shop in Arc Sophia, where you’ll get to enhance and create weapons.


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will have the ten weapons from the previous game: dagger, one-handed sword, shamshir, rapier, dual swords, two-handed axe, spear, blade, and two-handed sword.





Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be released on April 24, 2014 for PlayStation Vita.

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  • JMaster3000

    This game looks like a fucking good game!

  • fairysun

    Now, if I login to this game, will I be able to log out before someone else clears the game?
    Speaking of which, does this game come with the VR helm?

    • Aha Disco Elf

      oculus rift port incoming

  • MitsukiIX

    Swort harem online indeed /shot
    im coming for you sachi and silica~~ <3

  • ReidHershel

    Even though I have never watched SAO, this game looks fun to play. :D

  • Jesus. I need a new .hack// game with a similar system.

  • DanielGearSolid

    They should port it to Ps3

  • Yan Zhao

    The Vita could use more good games, too bad they refuse to localize them :

    • Renaldi Saputra

      not to chinese

  • tubers

    I wish the Battle UI customization is extensive enough for the user to place virtual buttons almost anywhere on the screen.

    I’d put the along the edges of the screen except the top.

  • I’m curious what makes this bench so legendary…

  • David García Abril

    Insert “100 characters” combined with “Kirito’s harem” joke/derogatory comment here.

  • Firion Hope

    Sachis story will no longer be a sad one <3

  • David García Abril

    OK, for those conspiracy theorist, Sachi says in her screenshot:

    “I don’t know… But I’m totally scared of going forward…”

  • Demeanor

    Mmm Asuna’s player data says her favourite sword skill is “Penetrate”… ok I’ll stop with the stupid jokes XD

  • cyberkinghardy

    “Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
    will have the ten weapons from the previous game: dagger, one-handed
    sword, shamshir, rapier, dual swords, two-handed axe, spear, blade, and
    two-handed sword.”

    10 weapons??? You only mentioned 9

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Sachi…….must have :000000

  • Kornelious

    Well, I’m importing this one, not sure how far I’ll get with the language barrier though X(

  • Kami nii

    Their giving me more and more reasons to want the game but the problem is it might not make it west side :(

    • Jhiand na

      should go to sakura-con then and ask them to make a localized version :)

  • Cybersteelex

    If only we could create our own characters instead of being just… Kirito…

    • Cybersteelex

      NTR XP

    • Renaldi Saputra

      modified Kirito

  • s07195

    How many people in real life have purple hair anyways… -.-
    (Only read novel 1, so idk, does dyed hair show up as the dyed color in the game?)

    • Raltrios

      Unsure, but Lisbeth dyed her hair to pink in-game, so it’s not like it matters.

  • DyLaN
    60s CM for HF.
    Site updated with “The Shadow Phantasm” boss.
    ……….Hashish is the name of a drug, Girl.
    Klein forever alone.

    So Sachi….. All available screenshot of her shows her to be in the blue area at the bottom of the hole in Hollow Area. Hmmmmm…….. Aincrad recycle bin?

  • gigaplant

    Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment? more like Kirito’s ultimate harem

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Sachi can be a party now? What can i say, Vita here i come.^_^

    Edit: Wut??? Sachi is level120??? OP char?O_o

  • Mind0105A

    Big reason to learn Japanese…*sigh*

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