Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Game Promo Reveals Update, DLC
posted on by Karen Ressler
Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new promotional video for its upcoming Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game on Friday, revealing information on upcoming DLC. The game's website also announced that Kizmel will be a character in the game.
A large free update sometime in 2016 will add new maps, story, and the characters Seven and Rain from Sword Art Online: Lost Song. The update will also incorporate user feedback.
In addition, Bandai Namco Entertainment plans to offer both free and paid DLC after the launch of the game. The paid DLC story, tentatively titled "Shin'en no Miko" (Miko of the Abyss), will come in three parts.
Haruka Tomatsu is performing the ending theme song "Two of us," and Luna Haruna is performing the game's theme song "Windia."
The game will ship in Japan on October 27. Both the PS4 and PS Vita editions will be available in regular and limited editions. The limited editions will include a box art illustrated by abec, a soundtrack CD, a special contents Blu-ray Disc, a special case for the Blu-ray Disc and CD, a "Dengeki Nerve Gear vol.4" pamphlet, and mini clear posters. Those who order the game early will get a product code for a maid costume for Asuna.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will ship Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization on November 8 in North America and Europe. In North America, the game will be available physically and digitally on PS4 and digitally on PS Vita. The game will be available physically and digitally for both PS4 and PS Vita in Europe.
In North America, players who preorder the game will receive a costume pack including "maid" and "nightwear" costumes for Asuna, and God Eater costumes that make female characters appear as Livie and male characters appear as Soma. European preorder bonuses include the God Eater and "nightwear" costumes, as well as an A4-size lithography signed by Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara.
The game will feature Japanese voices with English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish text.
A collector's edition of the game will ship in North America. The collector's edition includes: six-inch Kirito and Asuna figures, collector's edition packaging, a bonus Blu-ray Disc, a soundtrack, mini posters, decal sheets, and an artbook. In Europe, the collector's edition will just include the six-inch Kirito and Asuna figures and collector's edition packaging as bonuses. The collector's editions are only available for the PS4 edition of the game.
The game's new characters are an NPC named Premiere (pictured below, voiced by Yuiko Tatsumi) and Genesis (voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu). Genesis, like Kirito, is called the "black swordsman."
The game is also getting a manga adaptation starting in late October in the new Sword Art Online magazine.