A new video
has been released for the upcoming real-time action role-playing game for the Playstation Portable (PSP) called “Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment.” In this new trailer, a demonstration of the game play and dating mechanics are introduced. The game comes off as a pseudo or faux mass-multiplayer online role-playing game; but, it's not an MMORPG in which you can actually go online. It's a single-player offline RPG that takes place in an MMORPG world.
From what this trailer shows, the game play is similar to CyberConnect2's “.hack//” series (Infection, Mutation, Outbreak, & Quarantine). You take on the role of Kirito, the titular male protagonist of the “Sword Art Online” series, and fight in dungeons to progress through the game. You can call upon “online” friends to join you in battle as they are in reality controlled by the computer. While this is a role-playing game, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment also acts as a dating simulator as Kirito has different female characters to romance with.
In terms of game play, everything's in real-time action. Thus, the game play looks straightforward as you can utilize a combination of skills while issuing commands to your AI-controlled party members. If you have played the .hack// game series, you should be able to get the hang of Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. If you have watched the anime series, you should be familiar with many of the characters you come across; however, the game has an exclusive character named Strare
who is a female sword user.
The original trailer was released back in December 5, 2012. Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment will be out on March 14 in Japan for the PSP consoles. It's developed by Banpresto and published by Bandai Namco Games.
The game is adapted from the anime and the light novels of the same name. In Sword Art Online, it focuses on the MMORPG world called “Sword Art Online.” The series has many similarities with “.hack//SIGN.” The .hack// game series were developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai before the merger with Namco to make Bandai Namco games. One can consider Sword Art Online to be a mix of .hack//SIGN and “The Matrix.”
This is the first opening for the anime series.