BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, the premiere publisher of anime video games, is releasing today SWORD ART ONLINE: HOLLOW REALIZATION for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld system in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia. Based on the worldwide hit Sword Art Online franchise and with an original story supervised by Reki Kawahara, players will assume the role of Kirito to explore the world of Ainground in the most immersive single player MMO-like experience ever created.
2026. A new VRMMORPG has emerged: Sword Art: Origin. In this familiar world, in which he was once trapped, Kirito meets a mysterious NPC, Premiere, and receives a cryptic message: “I am back in Aincrad”. Taking the role of Kirito, players will enter the massive expansive world of Ainground to unravel this mystery. First of all, thanks to the advanced Avatar Customisation system, players will personalise their avatar: name, gender, weapons and physical appearance, from the eyes’ colour to the sound of the voice!
As players start this new adventure, they will have to assemble a party of characters to command and collaborate with during fierce battles. Famous Sword Art Online characters will join them such as Asuna, Silica, Sinon, Leafa and much more as well as more than 300 NPCs to interact with, peopling this new virtual world. For even more fun, players will be able to enjoy the game with 3 other players in an exclusive Multiplayer Mode providing a never-seen-before experience in the Sword Art Online universe.