Hollow Fragment’s battle system is built around being in command of your party. As Kirito, you’re in charge of dolling out orders – you decide when and who gets to attack, buff, heal or defend. Just like in the anime, the one who is best suited to “winning” and getting out of the game is the leader… and it’s a good thing too, since there’s obviously some pretty wicked monsters out there.
Take for example the crab;
Aside from a couple of new pics of this crab monster there are also new shots of Silica, Asuna, other monsters and the menu system. Check those out below.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment releases April 24th in Japan – still no word on localization.