Video games based on popular movies or TV shows is nothing new in the states, but anime adaptations usually required a bit of hacking and illegal downloading to get a playable version outside of Japan.
Thankfully, it looks like those days are going away.
Perhaps due to the success of “Dragon Ball Xenoverse,” Bandai Namco has finally scheduled a worldwide release of “Sword Art Online: Lost Song” and its predecessor, “Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.” Additionally, a special director’s edition of “Hollow Fragment” will be also be released Europe and North America.
“Hollow Fragment” will be released in the Summer while “Lost Song” will arrive in Fall 2015.
So far, fans are expressing much happiness about the announcement of “Sword Art Online: Lost Song” being released in the Americas.
My prayers were answered by the anime gods! I was hoping they’d get ported to PS4 ever since I saw them released in Japan,” said StrikeFreedom2329 on CR.
“Sword Art Online: Lost Song” was released in Japan on March 26.
The game features a brand new story taking place in the game of Alfheim online, where Kirito comes into contact with several new characters, including a dual-wielder named Rain, and a Russian virtual reality genius named Sharvin Nanairo.
In addition to the new characters, Kirito’s usual cohorts including Asuna, Sinon, and Leafa.
According to Crunchyroll , “Lost Song” will be getting a DLC that adds new playable characters, new episodes, new quests, and a new PvP event.
For those who are not familiar with the series of “Sword Art Online,” it is originally a set of light novels created by Reki Kawahara.
The series was adapted into two successful seasons of anime as well as a manga series.
The story follows Kirito in his adventures on virtual reality role-playing games after a tragic incident leaves him trapped in one until he can clear all levels of the game.