Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment’s Special Abilities Will Test Your Reflexes

By Sato . March 12, 2014 . 2:22pm

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will have a new action-based “Burst Gauge” system, where you can fill up your meter and use it to pull off special attacks and dashes. Dengeki shows us an additional feature to the Burst abilities, that gives them an extra boost.


As seen in our earlier report, the Burst Attack can be used to a large amount of damage to enemies. The latest update introduces us to the “Just Attack” system, which gives you a chance to do even more damage.


The Just Attack happens when you see the ring appear after doing a regular attack and perfectly timing a Burst Attack during this moment, which will make it do more damage than usual. Learning its timing will be a crucial part of mastering this ability, which can come in handy for tough boss fights.


By timing your steps against enemy attacks, you can also pull off a “Just Side-step” or a “Just Back-step,” which not only avoids hits, but also gives you added benefits.


During the Just Step, you’ll be invulnerable to enemy hits, and you won’t take any damage. Again, pulling it off will additionally give you various buffs like attack ups, critical ups, and even Burst Gauge recovery.


When you’re not out there Just Attacking and Just Stepping your way around enemies, you’ll be able to sit back and relax in bed with your heroine partner, which appears to have some sort of Enjoy and Talk time meter. These events will be full of different conversations with your partner.


And finally, Namco Bandai shares one for the Lisbeth fans out there wondering what you might get from fulfilling enjoyable talk time in bed.


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

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  • Captain Levi

    O… ok.

  • Roberto

    >talk time in bed

    • D-Omen

      Agreed, this is shameful. *goes back to playing Senran Kagura*

      • Demeanor

        Let me go get Kotegawa-san XD

      • Ric Vazquez

        LOL that sarcasm

    • Prinnydoom

      Next thing you know they’ll be making eye contact. OH THE HUMANITY.

  • Saphiren

    >talk time with Leafa.
    Insta-buy plz come to West.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Bacmo hates PS Vita
      also licensing to the series

      • Saphiren

        I know but one man can dream.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          that’s true after all

  • Sato


  • David García Abril


    “Because I cancel the code”



    I’m not sure how to feel about this, specially considering Suguha is a likely candidate…

    • mikebrand83

      Insert “glopping” noise sound effect.

    • DyLaN

      So they went the “less implying” road this time? XD

  • Prinnydoom

    I want to say that i would buy this for the battle system, I want to say that, but then this happened: http://www.siliconera.com/postgallery/?p_gal=381611|10 so now i have a better reason.

  • shuyai

    i only read the first SAO novel and i think it pretty much wrapped up as a story, so i am confused about what all those sequel could me, does Kirito just keep playing different MMO and get ficked like before every time? no spoiler please

    • Ferrick


  • Servant BerserCAR

    Test your reflexes
    Talk time in bed

  • Yan Zhao

    Now replace the Lisbeth image with a Silica one :3

  • ZnTxn

    Wonder how many partners you can sleep with.

    • DyLaN

      In IM, you can pretty much finish every side quest for the girls and choose the ending you want be4 the end game. (The ending depends on the girl you choose to partner for the final boss, or so I heard)

      If those bed scenes are part of the character route/side quest…..

  • *looks at the Lizbeth screenshot* O_o Thanks Namco Bandai, now do the same with Silica!

  • Duc PC-QB

    Relax in bed and enjoy talking and that is ????

    God wat wrong with them, ?

  • Kazekage Gaara

    This is why SAO is one of the WORST animes I have ever seen in my life.

    • DyLaN

      If you are bashing it just for some slight fanservice/implied sex (which may or may not exist in canon) in the anime, then To Love Ru Darkness/any other anime with heavy fanservice focus must be a colossal sin.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      hmm there’s still some worse than this

      • Kazekage Gaara

        Yeah but it’s just my opinion :P I just hated how it focused way too much on the waifu bs. It could have been better if Kirito’s sister was not the annoying slut she was in the anime.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          I thought the same too

  • Kornelious

    Wow, seeing how Sughu and Sachi are candidates, They really are taking the non-canon thing to the next level. I’m not even gonna be able to do this “talk time” because i won’t understand what’s going on X(

  • Subaru

    There are also some enyoable talk time scenes with other characters shown in this magazine scan: http://blog-imgs-66.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/s_20140313030739500.png

    • DyLaN

      16.5 for everyone :P

    • darkbartz

      I love while everyone else is in a state of embarrassment and happiness, Sinon is more like “Oh, you’re up. Hmph, I got up earlier than you.”.

    • Göran Isacson

      Ahahahaha I kind of want to see what kind of awkward mess will follow if you go down the Leafa route. If they will pull some “NOPE SHE’S AN AI IN THIS GAME” or something because… well. The actual truth of the matter is different. Very different.

  • DyLaN

    New CG for Sinon.

    In case any1 is wondering, IM also has a similar scene with Asuna. Not sure abt the rest.

    • Alex Webber

      Sinon is just a female Kirito…Actually what a brilliant idea they should give you the option to make Kirito female that would be an awesome idea yuri harem FTW!

  • lordsofskulls

    >.> this is going to be one of those… “Importat from Japan/Hack File to get English Translation Games” >.>

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