Dengeki Online has gone up with a new pair of Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization gameplay videos showcasing the game’s “Large Sword” weapon and “Named Monsters.”
While the basic controls for the large sword aren’t much different from the one-handed sword, players can more easily connect basic attacks with sword skills. Instead of Square (basic attack) to Triangle (Sword Skill), you can hit Square (basic attack) and then Square again (which instead of a basic attack, becomes a Sword Skill). Large sword Sword Skills include “Fight Blade,” “Lightning,” “Blast,” and “Cyclone.” You can freely utilize these skills by using the Triangle button and left analog stick.
As for Named Monsters, these are powerful monsters different from normal monsters encountered on the field and boss monsters encountered in specific areas. Featured in the video is the “Great Horn Buffalo,” which a Level 12 Kirito, Level 11 Asuna, Level 10 Leafa, and Level 10 Sinon take on.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this fall in Japan, and in 2016 in North America and Europe.
Watch the footage below.