Bandai Namco is going to release the continuation of the Sword Art Online game in Japan titled Sword Art Online – Lost Song.
So what can we expect from the game? For one we know it’s going to be an action RPG set in the new world of Svalrt ALfheim Online and it’ll be featuring a completely original story from the anime/manga.
How about gameplay? There is some details about that as well courtesy of the latest issue of Dengeki Playstation. Most notable though, is it’ll be the first Sword Art Online game that’ll let you play as a character other than Kirito, the main protagonist. Of course there’s going to be battles as well and this time, it’s split into land and air battles, both of which can be switched between each other and bring their own set of advantages. Air battles for example, are believed to offer complete free maneuverability. This brings a new dimension to battles as no auto-attacks are available and if lock-on targeting is activated, you can attack any part of an enemy’s body as you choose.
Land battles on the other hand, will likely follow similar mechanics as previous games though jumping might be added in as a feature this time. As for the party, it maxes out at three characters now whose composition will be dictated by you, the player. Speaking of characters, you can expect a number of new ones to appear in the game and with Sinon being shown in the artwork, we can expect her return as well.
So when is it out? It’s scheduled for a 2015 release and will be available for PS3 and PS Vita. How about the PS4? No news on that version was mentioned though.