Sword Art Online: Lost Song is an upcoming JRPG releasing in Japan early next year. Today, two characters were announced to be appearing in the game through Dengeki PlayStation.
The first character that was announced was Philia, who made her first appearance in the series in the PS Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. As Lost Song takes place inside of ALO (ALfheim Online), Philia will be part of the Spriggan race, the same as Kirito. In Lost Song, Philia will no longer have blonde hair like she did in Hollow Fragment, but will instead sport black hair this time around. She works as a treasure hunter, with an all-purpose build skilled with both the dagger and support magic.
It was also revealed that the character Klein will be in Sword Art Online: Lost Song. Klein was Kirito’s first friend when he started playing Sword Art Online, and will be part of the Salamander race. Just like his Sword Art Online character, Klein’s ALfheim Online character will use a sword.
The game’s producer has said that the game will be an open-world action RPG featuring an original story set within ALfheim Online, where characters are able to fly. Along with the character confirmations, Dengeki also had a look at the “Desert Golem Hildisvini.” Hildisvini is a huge boss similar to the ones found in the Monster Hunter series that players will have to fight in the sky.
Sword Art Online: Lost Song will release in Japan on March 26th, 2015. The game will be released on the PS3 and PS Vita. There is no word at the moment on whether or not the title will make its way overseas, though an English version is planned for release in Asia. Sword Art Online: Lost Song is the sequel to the PS Vita title Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.