Bandai-Namco has been releasing a lot of games in the Sword Art Online franchise since Hollow Fragment on the PS Vita. Now it’s a major series for the studio and they are continuing it through a cross-over adventure with Accel World.
Bandai Namco has announced that its crossover action RPG Accel World VS Sword Art Online will be coming to the PS Vita and PS4 in the west in summer 2017. The game will be available digitally on PS Vita and PS4 in both regions while only Europe will also get a physical PS4 release.
The worlds of Sword Art Online and Accel World have begun to merge! In the midst of the chaos, Yui has gone missing. Kirito must challenge the Seven Kings of pure color from the Accelerated World to gain access to her location. Players from both groups come together in a war of the worlds where the strongest Burst Linkers and ALO Players are on a mission to save Yui from the hands of Personna Babel. This all-new original story comes from Reki Kawahara, the creator of both Sword Art Online and Accel World, for an interdimensional adventure between two popular anime franchises.
This is great news, as it will be based on the gameplay seen in Lost Song; action-focused gameplay compared to Hollow Fragment’s more MMO-like gameplay. The plot seems interesting, as a person he’s close too (Yui) goes missing and he has motivation to start this new adventure. Blending two franchises is always interesting story wise and I wonder how it will work here.
We will report more on this title as further information releases.
Source: I Play PS Vita