Bandai Namco has unveiled more information about Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization.

We have a look at some of the characters appearing in the game as well as thew first details for the “βeater’s Player Edition” of the game.

Despite appearances Yuuki is a remarkable Sword Skill user known by the nickname “Absolute Sword”. Like Kirito she participated in the beta test for Sword Art: Origin.

We also get a brief tease for a mysterious NPC who looks exactly like Premiere.

Along with these characters we also get a look into how the other characters will work in the game world. Within each town are various Sword Art: Origin players and NPCs created by the game, each with their own personality.


Other players logged into Sword Art: Origin, such as Asuna, Leafa etc are indicated by green cursor above their head. Should they die out in the field they can be revived.


AI characters on the other hand are indicated by a yellow cursor, these players can be recruited as party members but if they die out in the field that’s it, they cannot be revived.


Last but not least there are unnamed NPCs that are assigned to certain roles by the game system and they cannot be recruited to your party.

Last but not least, players in Japan who preorder the game via the PlayStation Store will gain access to part of the main game one week early. Note you won’t have access to the full game but the details mention somewhere in the region of 10-15 hours of the main story.

Characters will be able to reach level 20 and each weapon can be developed up to a limit of 200 versus the full game limit of 1000. All in all you’ll have a good look at the game up to a week before release. IT’s worth noting however that to access the game early you’ll need to be able to verify yourself with the network but the βeater’s Player Edition wont feature any multiplayer until the full game releases.

So what do you make of that then? Eager to jump into the world of Sword Art again? Let us know in the comments below.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is set to release on PS4 and PS Vita on 27th October in Japan and on 8th November for North America and Europe. Worth mentioning that in North America the PS Vita release will be digital only. Stay tuned to The Vita Lounge for more information as we get it.