Tag: Sword Art Online
News Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Skewers October Release Date on PS5, PS4
The last battle begins
Bandai Namco has confirmed that the next Sword Art Online game, Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, will launch for PS5 and PS4 on the 6th October. Much like the property's previous games, Last Recollection won't follow the source material directly. Instead, it'll tell an alternate story with some new characters thrown in...
News Sword Art Online: Last Recollection Gets First Story Trailer, 'Simpler' Combat System
Harder, better, faster, simpler
Officially announced near the end of last year, Sword Art Online: Last Recollection now has its first story trailer, which drops alongside some initial gameplay details. The PS5 and PS4 action RPG currently has a vague '2023' release window, but with the marketing push moving so quickly, we can't see a confirmed date...
News A New Sword Art Online Action RPG Slashes to PS5, PS4 in 2023
Update: As predicted, Bandai Namco has released an English version of the announcement trailer for Sword Art Online: Last Recollection. You can watch it above. Original Story: Bandai Namco's Sword Art Online series of action RPGs will continue in 2023. The next instalment will release on both PS5 and PS4, but all we have to go on...
Hands On Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC Is Pricey but Pretty Cool
Is it worth buying?
It's a crossover that we didn't see coming: Tales of Arise recently got a premium DLC pack that lets you fight against Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online. The unimaginatively titled 'Sword Art Online Collaboration Pack' is currently available to buy from the PlayStation Store — but is it actually worth the rather steep...
Hands On Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Is a Technical Mess on PS4
A seriously disappointing return
The latest Sword Art Online game, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, is out today on PlayStation 4. We have a copy of the game for review, but we haven't played enough of it to deliver any kind of final judgement just yet. However, we felt that it was worth writing up a quick Hands On article just to let you know...
News Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris' Opening Movie Is Very Anime, Very Pretty
Sword Angst Online
Yep, this is definitely Sword Art Online. All the angst gives it away. And the swords. Bandai Namco has released the opening movie for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, and it's just about everything that you'd expect. Catchy, punchy Japanese pop rock, cool-looking shots of main characters, and a lot of pretty animations...
News Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Shows Off Character Customisation, Bonding Events
We need to talk
Bandai Namco's released a new trailer for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, and while it's only a short video, it does give us a better look at character customisation and bonding events. Indeed, you'll once again be able to customise main character Kirito however you like, even if doing so feels a bit pointless since the story...
News Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Delayed to July Due to Coronavirus Situation
Upcoming action role-playing game Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris isn't going to hit its May release date, Bandai Namco has confirmed. Instead of launching on the 22nd May in North America and Europe, it'll now sheathe its blade until the 10th July 2020 due to "ongoing world events". The coronavirus situation, in other words. It's...
News Alicization Lycoris Still Looks Like It Could Be the Best Sword Art Online Game Yet
Multiplayer revealed in new trailer
Despite the mouthful of a subtitle, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris continues to look promising in its new gameplay trailer. It's a relatively brief video, but it shows off some combat, characters, and even a multiplayer mode in which you get to customise your avatar. The Sword Art Online games have been a...
News Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Brings Back Bedtime Boob Scenes
Despite having previously said that bedtime scenes wouldn't be making a return in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, guess what? They totally are. Bandai Namco has revealed that these slightly steamy character bonding events -- also known as 'co-sleeping events' -- will be included in the upcoming role-playing title, no doubt much to...
News Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Skewers a May 2020 Release Date in the West
Spring's looking sharp
The next Sword Art Online game, awkwardly titled Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, has been given release dates both in Japan and here in the West. Fortunately, overseas fans will only have to wait an extra day to get their hands on the action role-playing adventure, with the game launching on the 21st May 2020 in Japan,...
News Action RPG Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Gets First Gameplay Footage
Exploration and combat
Longtime readers of Push Square will know that we actually quite enjoy the Sword Art Online games. Sure, they're far from perfect, but they're kind of like fast food in action RPG form; cheap looking and perhaps a little unhealthy, but easy to get into and surprisingly addictive. And this trend looks set to continue with...
News Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Follows the Anime on PS4
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris has a name that we simply never want to type again, but sadly that's not an option when we're covering a newly announced title. All we've got to go on right now is the trailer embedded above, and confirmation that the game will follow the most recent season of the Sword Art Online anime. So yes, that...
News Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet PS4 Patch 1.04 Adds Weapon Rewards to Co-Op Quests
A relatively small update for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet has hit the PlayStation 4, but despite its size, it actually features an improvement that many players have been asking for since launch. With the patch installed, you should find that co-op quests now reward weapons as well as materials, making them more worthy of your time...
News Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Gets a Suitably Angsty Opening Movie
What a thrill
If you're in the mood for some angsty Japanese rock to go along with your angsty Japanese games, then look no further than the opening movie for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. Featuring the song Thrill, Risk, Heartless by LiSA, it's all very, very anime -- as you'd expect, of course. Fatal Bullet's due out next month on PlayStation...
News Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Looks Like Good Co-Op Fun in New Boss Gameplay
We've been saying for a while now that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet looks like a step up over its predecessors. In particular, this new co-op gameplay from Japanese publication Dengeki looks like good fun as teams take on big boss enemies. Obviously we'll have to wait and see how well the gunplay and various other elements...
News Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Nails a Western Release Date on PS4
Lock and load
Bandai Namco has confirmed a Western release date for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. The Dimps-developed title is due to launch on the 18th February in Japan, and thankfully, the North American and European date is only a few days behind. It headshots the West on the 23rd February, 2018. The publisher's also spilled some more...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization's Final Expansion Slashes onto the PlayStation Store
The end is here
For those of you still grinding away in Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, you may be happy to hear that the game's third and final expansion is now available on the PlayStation Store. Titled 'The One Who Resists God', it promises to tie up the title's rather lengthy story. Part of the game's season pass, the third...
News You're the Hero in This New Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Trailer
Zero to hero
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet's got a new trailer, and it's probably our best look at the third-person shooter's story so far. As previously reported, you're not forced to take on the role of protagonist Kirito this time around, instead stepping into the shoes of your own custom hero. Kirito, meanwhile, is relegated to being a...
TGS 2017 Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Doesn't Make You Play as Kirito
Good news for all of you Sword Art Online fans out there who are sick of being plonked into series protagonist Kirito's shoes: Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet won't make you play as the Black Swordsman. According to information coming out of Tokyo Game Show 2017, as reported by IGN, the third-person shooter is all about your custom...
News That Mysterious Bandai Namco Teaser was For Yet Another Sword Art Online Game
Earlier in the week, Bandai Namco teased a new project headed by Japanese developer Dimps. The teaser trailer showed a dusty, almost post-apocalyptic world. Turns out that it was actually for the next Sword Art Online game, which, to be totally honest, isn't exactly the most exciting outcome. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet...
News Free Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Expansion Launches Next Week on PS4, Vita
Warriors of the Sky
We reckon Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is the best Sword Art Online title on the market, so it's pleasing to hear that the game's long awaited free expansion is launching next week on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Dubbed 'Warriors of the Sky', the expansion will be available as an update, and will feature "extra characters,...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization's Main Story Will Take Around 40 Hours to Finish
70 to 100 if you're maxing out
We remember reviewing Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and being left slightly surprised by just how long the game took to finish. Even at around 40 to 50 hours in, we felt as though there was still so much to see and do - and we suppose that's exactly what a lot of people want from their role-playing adventures...
News New English Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Trailer Is All About a Girl
As per usual
If you've been following Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, you'll probably already know that the game's plot revolves around an unknown girl named Premiere - a non-playable character who we suspect is at the heart of more than one mystery. The role-playing title's latest English trailer nails that point home, as we're bombarded with...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Finally Carves Out a Western Release Date
Sharpen those blades
We've known since last year that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is coming West, but it feels like we've been waiting on a confirmed release date for an eternity. The role-playing sequel aims to be bigger and better than previous titles Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song, sporting a more...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization's Latest English Trailer Has Plenty of PS4 Gameplay
But still no release date
Fans have high hopes for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, but it feels like we've seen more than enough of it over the last few months. Indeed, even the title's latest trailer, which is around four minutes long and features a good amount of gameplay footage, isn't really anything that we haven't seen before - we guess...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Is Looking Like the Best Game in the Series
It's an art
It's not out here in the West for quite a while yet, but Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization continues to look like the best PlayStation title that the popular property has spawned, at least, as far as we're concerned. Evolving a lot of concepts and mechanics found in the previous two titles, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Swipes and Slashes on PS4, Vita This Autumn
Phew, are you quite done, Bandai Namco? The publisher's dated just about every game under the sun this afternoon, but it's not over yet. Although it hasn't been given a specific release date, it's been confirmed that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will launch in the Autumn here in the West, on PlayStation 4 and Vita. The action...
News Hollow Realization Is Shaping Up to Be the Best Sword Art Online Game Yet
Going by what we've seen of Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization so far, this could potentially be the best game that the property has spawned. While Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song are both enjoyable role-playing adventures, they certainly aren't perfect, so we're hoping that this upcoming...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Could Have the Best Battle System of the Bunch
Two brand new gameplay videos
Both Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Sword Art Online: Lost Song boasted decent enough combat systems - as you'd expect from titles that are predominantly about fighting monsters with swords - but they weren't perfect. The former's mix of massively multiplayer online elements, such as cooldowns and hotbars, and...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Whisks PS4, Vita to a Virtual World in 2016
Bandai Namco's deluge of PlayStation 4 and Vita announcements is not over yet: the publisher's just confirmed that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will launch in Europe and North America in Fall 2016. The game will see you assume the role of Kirito, as he enters a new VRMMORPG world named Sword Art Origin, which was – and we quote –...
Review Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4)
Something of a sequel to Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, Sword Art Online: Lost Song carries on the legacy of the previous game, featuring returning characters and references to past events. Fans of the original Sword Art Online light novel or adapted anime will, of course, feel right at home, while those who enjoyed Hollow Fragment...
News Level Up with Over an Hour of Sword Art Online: Lost Song PS4 English Gameplay
Come fly with me
Sword Art Online: Lost Song follows a similar structure to Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, which released on the PlayStation 4 earlier this year. You and your buddies leg it around a relatively open world, slicing up monsters and completing quests - only this time, you've all got big pointy ears. No, we're not sure what to...
News Sword Art Online: Lost Song Grinds Out a Confirmed European Release Date
PS4 and Vita title heading West later this year
Even though we've finished and published our review of Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, we still find ourselves jumping back into the addictive world of Kirito and company. As such, the news that Sword Art Online: Lost Song - which is essentially a sequel to the aforementioned role-playing game -...
Review Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment (PS4)
It's all in the game
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment leaps from the small screen of the PlayStation Vita and onto the PlayStation 4 complete with online play. Its handheld roots make this role-playing game undeniably rough around the edges, but give it some time, and you'll uncover a satisfying, addictive adventure that sports some nice touches...
News Enhanced PS4 Port Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Gets Delayed
Not for long, though
With just four days to go until its initial release date, Bandai Namco has announced that Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment has been delayed for one week. The game now launches on the 4th August, exclusively on the PlayStation Network. For those out of the loop, Re: Hollow Fragment is a new-gen port of the original Vita...
News Get a Load of Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment's PS4 Gameplay
Honed to a fine edge
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is a decent action role-playing game on Vita, but its enhanced PlayStation 4 port, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, looks to polish up a title that was, at times, a little rough around the edges. Fortunately, it's looking quite good for fans, as the new-gen edition's latest trailer shows...
E3 2015 Sword Art Online Titles Slash into E3 with Two New Trailers
Enhanced port Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, and all-new PlayStation 4 and Vita title Sword Art Online: Lost Song have both sliced their way into E3 2015 with two fresh trailers. The former's clip showcases quite a lot of gameplay, and it's looking pretty nifty running on the PlayStation 4, while the latter's video goes for a...
News Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Will Boast Online Play on PS4
Kirito and friends
Good news for Sword Art Online fans, as it's been revealed that upcoming enhanced PlayStation 4 port, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, will feature online play. There are no specifics just yet, but in a recent Famitsu interview kindly translated to English by Gematsu, series producer Yosuke Futami stated that the online mode...
News Sword Art Online Fans Are Going to Be Incredibly Happy With Bandai Namco
Not one, but two titles heading West
It's always the case; you wait for one game to show up, and then two come along at once. Publisher Bandai Namco has announced that it's bringing Sword Art Online: Lost Song, and Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment West this year. The latter, which is an enhanced port of the original Vita title, will launch...
News Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Finally Spills Gameplay Information
And a release date, too
Details about upcoming PlayStation Vita title Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment have been dripping slower than a rusty tap. With a rich oasis of ladies shown in the E3 trailer that will join you in battle, news of gameplay not involving dungeons has been bone dry. Thankfully, some light has finally been shed on non-combat...
News This $300 Vita DLC Doesn't Look Especially Cost Effective
A certain appeal, we suppose
People have paid more to see to see a pretty girl in her nightwear, but we’re not sure that this Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment pyjama add-on is worth the money that it’s currently fetching in Japan. The observant folks over at the Anime News Network spotted that
News Vita Exclusive Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Looks to Be a Genuine JRPG
Bandai Namco has recently released a new gameplay trailer for an upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive based on the anime series Sword Art Online. The game's official name is Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, but we think that a more befitting moniker would be JRPG: The Japanese Role Playing Game, as the title seems to play host to...