BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. LAUNCHES SWORD ART ONLINE RE: HOLLOW FRAGMENT IN THE AMERICAS

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BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. LAUNCHES SWORD ART ONLINE RE: HOLLOW FRAGMENT IN THE AMERICAS 

Relive The Adventures in Aincrad on the PlayStation®4 for the Very First Time! 

SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 28, 2015) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier anime videogame publisher today announced that Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment has launched in the Americas exclusively through the PlayStation™Network (PSN) for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment features original stories based on the light novel and anime Sword Art Online. Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment was one of 2014’s best-selling PlayStation®Vita titles and is making its debut on the PlayStation 4 with enhanced localization, online play, additional bosses, and more.

“We are excited to be able to bring Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment to our PlayStation 4 fans. Featuring all of the content packed into last year’s PlayStation Vita game, Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment is sure to keep fans busy for months to come,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “As the Sword Art Online light novels and anime continue to take the world by storm, we are delighted to be able to include the franchise in our roster of fantastic anime games.”

Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment follows the simulated Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (VRMMORPG) gameplay from the Sword Art Online storyline. Players take on the role of Kirito, the main character in Sword Art Online and fight through the different levels of Aincrad to break free from being locked within the virtual game world. As Kirito, players will interact with over a hundred characters, including new characters and series favorites that fight alongside Kirito throughout the adventure. Players with saved data from the PlayStation Vita version of the game will be pleased to learn that some items from that game will be transferrable to the PlayStation 4; additionally DLC from the PlayStation Vita title will be unlockable on the PlayStation 4 at a later date.

Rated T for Teen by the ESRB, Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment for the PlayStation 4 is available now through the PlayStation Network at the suggested retail price of $19.99. Additionally, starting today, Sword Art Online fans that pre-order Sword Art Online: Lost Song from the PlayStation Network for $59.99 will receive a digital copy of Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment at no extra cost. Upon completing their pre-order of Sword Art Online: Lost Song, players will be able to instantly download and play Sword Art Online RE: Hollow Fragment. 

Sword Art Online: Lost Song, the next video game in the Sword Art Online series, is scheduled for release this fall for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. game titles and products, please visit http://www.bandainamcoentertainment.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS

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