It was about a year ago that the original Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment video game first hit the PlayStation Vita across Australia and New Zealand courtesy of Bandai Namco Entertainment. We here at SnapThirty got the chance to review the Vita version and it was actually given quite a good score despite the fact that I’m not too big a fan of the series.
The game brings the world of Sword Art Online to a medium that actually allowed me to enjoy it so, as you can imagine, I’m actually pretty excited for it to hit the PlayStation Network again only this time it’s for the PlayStation 4. Yes, Bandai Namco Entertainment are releasing the game, once again, but instead of it hitting the PlayStation Vita, it will call the PlayStation 4 it’s home, just like many other new titles coming out of Japan.
The new version of the game will have updated visuals and will serve as a hype-building title for the next game in the series; Sword Art Online: Lost Song. Bandai Namco Entertainment have today announced an official release date for Australia and New Zealand, and it’s not too far away! The 4th of August is when this game will be re-released for the PlayStation 4, which is only a week away.
Make sure to keep an eye on the PSN, just incase you forget the specific date of the game’s release, and prepare to spend hours on end grinding, journeying, question, and everything else you can expect from a video game adaptation of Sword Art Online.