Okay, we get that not everybody wants to be Kirito in Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, and it looks like Bandai Namco have gotten the message, as they’ve revealed some of the character customization options you’ll have access to, via Dengeki Online. Using these, you’ll be able to create your own characters.
So far, we’ve seen the new character Philia portrayed more as a villain who encounters Kirito with a fight in the Hollow Area of the new Aincrad. The latest update shows that there will be more to this character, as she’ll be sharing more normal moments with other characters like Asuna as well.
Moving on to customization, while Kirito will be the protagonist of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, his original appearance is simply the default look. As mentioned above, you’ll be able to change him completely from name to face type. Here’s a glimpse of some of the different kinds of characters you’ll be able to create:
In addition to the sword skills of Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment from PSP, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be adding several new skills like the “Savage Fulcrum” shown above.
Here’s a look at a few shots from Sinon and Strea’s event scenes. It looks like the game’s heroines will all have their own… erm… rather revealing scenes.
And here’s an extra one for you Sinon fans who are looking forward to holding her in Kirito’s (or your) arms!
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be released on April 24, 2014 for PlayStation Vita.