As the sequel to one of our lowest scoring games of last year, we’re remaining cautious about Sword Art Online: Lost Song, but it does get more promising the more we see of it. Bandai Namco’s third trailer for the game, unveiled today, showcases a lot of potential strengths. The ability to fly might make the lame duck combat system more exciting, especially if Namco removes the auto-attack mechanic and shoots for something more action-oriented than the last game.
Flight looks especially interesting during boss fights, which promise to be bigger and more complex than the dull single-room affairs of Hollow Fragment. We’re also happy to be able to play as someone – literally anyone – other than Kirito.
Of course, none of that is likely to excite SAO fans so much as the ability to dress up the series’ various waifus in Sailor-fuku schoolgirl uniforms.