Accel World VS Sword Art Online Western Release Date Set, Launch Edition Announced

Bandai Namco has announced the western release date for Accel World VS Sword Art Online.

The action RPG will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on July 7th in North America. We’re awaiting the European press release, however the EU release was set for this summer as well.

If you purchase the game within the first few weeks of launch you’ll be upgraded to the Launch Edition, which includes 2 exclusive DLC packs – Ordinal Scale Pack and SAO Origins Pack.

The DLC packs contains the following items:

Ordinal Scale Pack

  • Yuna — Playable Character
  • Ordinal Scale Costumes

SAO Origins Pack

  • Sachi — Playable Character
  • GGO Avatar Costume — Kirito and Sinon
  • Knight of the Blood Oath Costume
  • Fairy Dance Avatar Costume — Kirito
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  • sdmblack

    Why is all the dlc SAO crap? I want at least a little credit going to Accel World.

  • Personaknight

    And to think we could have gotten other animu games.

  • DizzyGear

    So far the SAO games weren’t bad IMO. Not master pieces but still decent RPG’s (Not counting the mobile garbage). The flying in lost song was actually how i imaged flying would be in Aion back when that launched.

  • Anonymoose

    It’s a crime we got so much Sword Arc, but next to nothing of Accel.

  • artemisthemp

    Guess I will be pick it up for Saschi and Yuna

  • huh, didn’t expect it to come out so early. Guess I really better get cracking on finishing Hollow Realization.

  • magicalfollower

    The real crime is that we haven’t got a new .Hack game for almost 10 years now.

  • alterku

    No physical? Deep discount or bust.

  • it doesn’t say anywhere the games are digital-only, unless you have a link to another site that cites otherwise.

  • Zero Eternity

    Probably because all the game is going to be is Kirito destroying Accel World characters and being unbeatable and stealing various waifus.

  • Yeah, the games are actually better than the anime series and light novels. Not really for the characters or story, but for the music and gameplay more than anything else.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    The game play is top notch. Its a well built world. Hollow Fragment in my opinion has the best gameplay. The story is always disappointing to me. I fell I’d like Hollow Fragment more if it were translated properly. If the same kind of game design and world design went into a game not related to SAO, it’d be a hell of a game. Like, if a .Hack or Log Horizon game came out with Hollow Fragments controls and game design, wew lad.

  • LordMoldyButt

    There will be no physical. Only Europe is, apparently, getting a physical. I just wanna play as Eugeo though, so I need his dlc to come out and I need them to work faster!

  • sanic

    Importing EU or Asia version

  • Fenrir007

    I wouldn’t be so sure. They are both Ultimate Mary Sues in their own right. All I know is that whoever wins, we all lose.

  • Fenrir007

    “Yeah, the games are actually better than the anime series and light novels.”

    The bar is set pretty low for that, though.

  • Zero Eternity

    lol very true.

  • Feniks

    Christ I dislike my own shallowness but modern anime is just painful to watch. At least bakaBT is back online.

  • Otakuboy21

    Is this going to be a physical copies or just Digital? I would rather have the physical copy but i don’t know where to go an pre-order it?

  • Chris Mendivil

    So, is this 2 games or 1? How does it play? Character creation?

  • alterku