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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation; Release Date Announced, New Screenshots

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A spin-off from the hit anime Sword Art online; Hollow Realisation is an indirect sequel to the 2015’s Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment . Bandai Namco (North America) have today announced a release date of November 8th 2016 for PS4 and Vita. If you like harem anime thinly veiled with overtones of a (fictional) MMORPG universe, it should be right up your street. Read on below for the full information from the press release.

In a press release today, Bandai Namco have confirmed a November 8th release date for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation. The publisher had this to say about their game:

Based on the worldwide hit SWORD ART ONLINE franchise, players will assume the role of Kirito to explore the world of Ainground with familiar friends in the most immersive single player MMO-like experience ever created.

 So it seems that similarly to the previous title, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, players will once again be taking control of the series’ main character Kirito in a slightly confusing ‘MMO that’s actually a single player RPG.’ All suggestions so far indicate that this will be slightly more fleshed out than the previous, downloadable only title, which had deep RPG systems but fell a little flat with sub-par graphics and a minimalist plot. Check out the new screenshots below to get an indication of just how much this has improved.

The developer went on to confirm that pre-order bonuses will be available from certain retailers, including; GOD EATER cross over costumes featuring Livie and Soma (whoever they are), as well as a ‘maid’ and ‘nightwear’ costume set for female characters… *cough*.

If that’s enough to sell you; Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation is available for pre-order here. If you’d rather play through the previous game first, you can find the digital download code here, or purchase directly through PSN.

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