Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment North American and European release dates announced

  • Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 14:19 EDT by

Bandai Namco announced the Western release dates for Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.

The Japanese action role-playing game will release on the PlayStation Vita exclusively as a digital download on August 19 in North America and on August 20 in Europe.

SAO: Hollow Fragment is the sequel to the PlayStation Portable game SAO: Infinity Moment, which will be included in Hollow Fragment’s Western release.

Sword Art Online began as a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara about gamers trapped in a virtual-reality headset MMORPG who can only escape alive by finishing the game. The popular 2012 anime adaptation aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block and is available on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll. A new second series premieres later this week on Saturday, July 5 and will be streamed worldwide on Crunchyroll and Daisuki.

Let us know if you’ll be buying SAO: Hollow Fragment in the comments below.

Ernest Lin is a U.S. Editor for PSU and certified moé aficionado. Follow him on Twitter for ramblings on movies, anime, gaming, deals, and pop culture.
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