For those who don’t know, Sword Art Online is a popular anime centred around Kirito (and later Asuna) who are trapped in a virtual reality game that they can only escape by completing the game. The anime is rather popular and has spawned a second season (with a third on the way) as well as some video games (all of which have been Playstation exclusive).
The last game in anime’s gaming franchise is titled Hollow Realization, and allows players to enter the world of “Sword Art : Origim”; a new VRMMORPG (virtual reality massively multiplayer online role playing game) created with the help of Reki Kawahara (creator of Sword Art Online). Sword Art : Origin was created on the original servers of Sword Art Online, and offers new “heart-pounding quests through a dangerous virtual world”.
“The Sword Art Online franchise has experienced incredible growth in popularity on a global level with light-novel and anime fans. We are excited to bringSword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the nextSword Art Online game, to fans in the Americas.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America, Inc. “WithSword Art Online: Hollow Realization, we’re striving to take fans even further intoSword Art Online’s VRMMORPG world. We hope players are ready for the challenge.”
Sword Art Online : Hollow Realization will be available for Playstation 4 and PSVita in 2016, no set release date as of yet. Check out some screenshots below, as well as the announcement trailer!