Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Coming to the West This Fall

Bandai Namco has narrowed down the Western release window for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization to fall 2016. The publisher also released the following information (courtesy of Gematsu):


  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita
  • Developer: Aquria
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Rating: RP (anticipated T)
  • Voiceover: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Return to Aincrad in this all-new adventure

“Link start” into Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, an exciting new action RPG developed under the watchful eye of Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara. Kirito receives a single mysterious message – a cryptic “I’m back to Aincrad” – and is drawn once again into a familiar world in which he was once trapped.

Kirito and his friends are pulled into a VRMMORPG called “Sword Art: Origin,” a game housed on the same servers that hosted the death-game “Sword Art Online.” However this game is not quite the same one he escaped years ago…


  • A new original story. With a story supervised by Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization tells its own unique tale, one that will haunt and delight longtime fans as well as those discovering the expansive Sword Art Online universe for the first time.
  • Old friends, new mysteries. Explore this new world of Ainground with Asuna, Leafa, Silica, Klein, and other old friends to discover the reason they’ve been brought back.
  • Thrilling gameplay. A new battle system brings the excitement of an MMO to the single player experience!
  • Robust online multiplayer. Play online with your friends.

We’ll update our readers when we have a specific release date. 

[Source: Gematsu]