Bandai Namco took to their official YouTube channel to announce that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will support backwards compatible save data files for those who owned previous games in the series, along with accessories and DLC that will be dropping with the game. SAO: Hollow Realization is set to come out for PS4 and PS Vita on October 27th in Japan, and on November 8th for the West.
After confirming that Yuuki will be a playable character in the game, Bandai Namco released a new trailer for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization that shows quite a bit of stuff, which some stands to be content that we already know about. But, we do learn something new from the video further below.
In addition to the above, we learn that save data bonuses for players who own the previous titles will be able to use that data for Hollow Realization to get some new content. The data from Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for PS4 will grant players the one-handed “Annealing Blade”, and the small sword Wind Foil for PS Vita fans. This brings us to Sword Art Online: Lost Song for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, which will grant the Lost Song head accessory to fans.
Although I really don’t like promoting DLCs due to most of them being money grabs, Bandai Namco revealed the Shrine Maiden of the Abyss story, which brings three extra episodes set for 2017. Each episode will be paid, however on October 3rd, a Premium Edition including the Season Pass (and other content) will be available on the Japanese PlayStation Store.
The video below comes in at six minutes and shows a bevy amount of stuff. As noted above, a lot of the content shown in the video below can be seen in the other older trailers. This includes leveling, weapon handling, building up your relationship with teammates and NPCs, and bits and parts of the story.
You can check out the video below courtesy of Bandai Namco‘s channel.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is set to drop for PS4 and PS Vita on October 27th in Japan, while the West is set to get it for said systems on November 8th. For more information on SAO you can head on over to hr.sao-game.jp.