Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced the Hollow Realization release window for the West. Link Start!

When Kirito receives a mysterious message declaring “I’m back to Aincrad,” he and his friends are pulled into a VRMMORPG called “Sword Art Origin” – which is housed on the same servers as the Aincrad he was once confined in. This Aincrad isn’t quite like the one he was trapped in however, and has some surprises up its sleeve.

Here are the key features from the game;

  • 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.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization releases October 27th in Japan, and will release this Fall in North America and Europe – meaning that there will be a near release parity in the East and the West (the closest yet)!

I’ll be off to Aincrad later this year, how about you?

  • Alex George

    This looks promising!

  • Christian Van Offeren