BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, the premiere publisher of anime video games, today announced that upcoming Action-RPG SWORD ART ONLINE: HOLLOW REALIZATION™ will be available on 8th November for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld system in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia. Along with this announcement, physical pre-orders are now available for both the Standard and Collector’s Edition of the game. By pre-ordering the game at select UK retailers, players can get access to a number of fantastic in-game bonuses and physical items:
– 3 exclusive costumes: a nightwear costume for female characters, as well as two costumes from GOD EATER™, Soma’s costume for male characters and Livie’s costume for female characters (available by pre-ordering at GAME, GameStop, Grainger Games, ShopTo, Zavvi and other independent UK retailers)
– An exclusive lithograph signed by the creator of Sword Art Online himself: Reki Kawahara. (available only at Zavvi)
– The Collector’s Edition: including the standard game along with two exclusive 17cm figurines: one of Kirito and one of Asuna (available in the UK at Grainger Games, ShopTo, Zavvi and other UK retailers)
Additionally, new features for the game have been unveiled. In the virtual world of Sword Art Origin, players will be able to improve their fighting ability via the Skill Tree System. Numerous skill families will be available, such as the Sword Skill or Battle Skill, and in each skill family the player will be able to learn different abilities to improve their way of fighting. Extra Skills, related to your fighting style (attack, heal, tank, etc.) will also be available and will help players become even more powerful. Choose wisely, as each skill can affect each battle. Players will also be able to improve their relationships through the Cosleeping Event, which allows your character to enjoy conversations with their partner lying down with her/him.
SWORD ART ONLINE: HOLLOW REALIZATION will be available on 8th November for both PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia.