Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization for PS4 & PS Vita Getting a 2016 Western Release

Continuing their busy week of announcements, Bandai Namco revealed today that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is coming to North America and Europe in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

The fourth Sword Art Online console game, Hollow Realization takes you to a new world, as Bandai Namco explained:

Working closely with Reki Kawahara, the creator of Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization presents a unique tale which will give fans the ability to experience a new “Sword Art Online” world. Taking the role of Kirito, players enter a new VRMMORPG world called “Sword Art: Origin”, which was created on the game’s original servers, setting the stage for new heart-pounding quests through a dangerous virtual world.

Eric Hartness, VP of Marketing at Bandai Namco, added, “The Sword Art Online franchise has experienced incredible growth in popularity on a global level with light-novel and anime fans… With Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, we’re striving to take fans even further into Sword Art Online’s VRMMORPG world. We hope players are ready for the challenge.”

You can read our Hollow Realization interview over here, with our preview here.