Bandai Namco announced on Wednesday, December 23 that, Swordart Online Hollow Realization, will be coming to North America and Europe for the PS4 and Vita in 2016.
Sword Art Online Hollow Realization announced for the west.
There’s no clear date for “when” in 2016 though. The game will have Japanese voice overs with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish text. (Also known as EFIGS text.)
If you can read Japanese, you can go to the official website for more information.
Gematsu.com has the following rundown from Bandai Namco:
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization takes place in one of the stages set within the original Sword Art Online and will give fans the chance to experience the “Sword Art Online” world from the very beginning. Taking on the role of Kirito, players enter a new VRMMORPG world called “Sword Art Origin”, which was created on the game’s original sever, giving players flashbacks of memories from past events. Players will enter the early period within the “Sword Art Origin” world and must find a way to win the game one more time.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization features a plethora of beloved characters from the Sword Art Online anime series including Kirito, Leafa, and Asuna. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will also feature the debut of an exclusive new virtual character only to be found in the game; joining players on this new VRMMORPG adventure. Along the amazing storyline and unique characters, players will enjoy high quality graphics fully utilizing the PlayStation 4 power.
Back to its origins – A brand new story created under the watchful eye of the original author of the Sword Art Online novels, Reiki Kawahara.
A Sword Art Online world to immerse yourself in – Dense, highly-detailed, and dynamic environment will welcome you into a rich adventure. The setting, and your journey through this world, will continue to evolve as you explore this new virtual universe.
Intense and strategic gameplay – Comprehensive RPG gameplay perfectly matched with strong action elements. Approach monsters and characters head on as you charge through this new adventure and compelling story. Experience the intense battles of Sword Art Online with explosive, rewarding attacks.
Gemastu.com also posted the following gameplay video on youtube.
You can watch the Japanese announcement trailer below:
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