"Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment" Western Release Dates Set

PS Vita game hits North America and Europe in August

Tales of Hearts R isn't the only game Bandai Namco slapped with concrete western release dates. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is officially scheduled to hit PS Vita in North America on August 19, followed by Europe on August 20. 


Hollow Fragment originally debuted in Japan on April 23, and an Asian version with English and Chinese text options followed on May 29. Here's how Bandai Namco Games describes the release, which packs PSP predecessor Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment:


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment captures the characters and storyline of the SAO universe -- a series of virtual-reality worlds set in the near future. Combo attacks, execution speed and knowledge of the opponent will be mandatory to survive in this VR world! 


On top of the Hollow Fragment episode, this new SAO game will feature Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment - originally released in Japan for the PlayStation®Portable. Infinity Moment will benefit from all the PlayStation®Vita power as he it will get enhanced HD graphics!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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