New features and characters have been announced for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization.
Agil and Klein will return to the game world and join their friend Kirito in Aincrad, embarking on new adventures set in a fantasy world. Previously confirmed characters for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization are Kirito, Asuna, Leafa, Lisbeth, Silica, Sinon, Phila, Strea and exclusive to the Hollow Realization story is Premiere, the mysterious NPC.
Players will start the game in the famous Town of Beginning where they will create and customize their avatar. Town of Beginning is also where players will prep themselves before heading out to enemy encounters. The encounters are meant to be challenging but players have nothing to fret about because the developers of Aquria have included more than 300 NPCs that players can hire, create bonds with and gift equipment. The closer the bond between NPC and Player, the stronger the NPC will become.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will have social and online features. Not only can you raid and fight bosses with NPCs by your side, but you will be able to team up with other players too. An entire world is waiting to be explored and new environments with plenty to see. Don’t enter these areas with only bright hopes of seeing the spectacular! You need to prepare yourself because the world of Aincrad holds new, terrifying monsters that haven’t appeared in previous SAO games. Shadow Demons and Skeletons are just two of the confirmed new monsters, and more await in Hollow Realization.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will be released in Autumn 2016 with both physical and digital editions for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Via Bandai Namco Press Release