Exports of cultural content from Japan is nothing new, so much so that even President Obama thanked Japan for manga and anime.
Japanese video games however arguably paved the way for all future content.
Thankfully, Japanese video game company Bandai Namco released a new video for their “Sword Art Online: Lost Song” anime game, this time with English subtitles.
The video, which is available to view below, features an introduction to gameplay from producer Yosuke Futami, The video also gives fans a chance to view the guest characters in the Playstation game.
Some fans on Gematsu are reacting to the new trailer for “Sword Art Online: Lost Song” with hope for a release in North America.
“[Bandai Namco] needs to announce that NA/EU localization sooner rather than later,” said James Reilly.
Perhaps with successful sales, Bandai Namco will follow up their international release of “Dragon Ball Xenoverse” with a worldwide release for “Sword Art Online: Lost Song.” For those unfamiliar with “Sword Art Online,” it is originally a set of light novels by Reki Kawahara that follow the adventures of Kirito, who is suddenly stuck in a VRMMORPG that he must beat in order to get back to the real world.
The catch with the game is however, if you die in the game, you die in real life.
Previous iterations of the series as video games are “Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment” and “Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.” The light novels were also adapted into two successful seasons of anime, which were streamed courtesy of Aniplex USA.
“Sword Art Online: Lost Song” was released for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on March 26.
A localized English version of the game will be released in Asia on May 12.
Here’s hoping for a follow up release of the game in Europe and North America.