Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization launches this fall in Japan, second trailer [Update: English trailer]
posted on 03.13.16 at 04:56 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New gameplay footage also debuted.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan this fall, Bandai Namco announced at the Dengeki Game Festival today.

The company also debuted the game’s second trailer, confirmed the appearance of Leafa and Sinon, and announced that voice actress Yuiko Tatsumi will voice new character Premia.

In North America and Europe, the game is due out in 2016.

Watch the new trailer below.

Watch some new gameplay below (starting at 33:25).

Update 3/14/16 at 5:30 a.m.: Bandai Namco has released the trailer in English.

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  • ElementaB

    .hack harem

    • Elvick

      .harem?

      • ◎הÎsu

        Harem.

        • Somerandomperson

          Harlem Shake!

    • OlimacFTW

      .Hack Gary Stu Harem.

    • Satoshi Ookami

      GotHarem?

      • ElementaB

        Sadly no lol

  • Klaudkil

    Damn this game looks amazing

  • ◎הÎsu

    I wanna eat Asuna.

    • AcedXXII

      Gotta eat the booty like bento

  • Jeremy Yuuji Tan

    That means around September. okcan.

  • RON

    this is freakin’ awesome!!!!!! tho will we be able to play as other characters like what they did with the lost song or nah??

    • Haru Onodera

      Hope for Rain playable and Yuuki of course.

  • Jinathin

    that is really long wait actually. was expecting sometime in spring

    oh well, more time to enjoy dark souls 3 or what not

  • ringgo

    i don’t see any diffrance from battle mechanic, probably suck like 2 last game.

    • Jinathin

      disliking game is fine

      not seeing the difference shows you are totally blind

      • ringgo

        then, what’s the difference ?
        apart from the graphic, because trailer using ps4.
        and the rest, still same like last game hollow fragment especially.

    • Kenny

      The battle system is okay to me, the most important things are if it going to be boring story and boring town/dungeons again lol

      • ringgo

        yeah lost song is totally boring, to repetitive.

        • Kenny

          I heard the story of Lost Song is worst than Hollow Fragment? Is it true? If yes than i am glad i skip Lost Song lol I can’t even finish Hollow Fragment because it is too boring for me lol

          • ringgo

            if not for the trophy, i would drop that game from the begining.

          • C4

            I don’t care about SAO story so it wasn’t an issue for me.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        this one’s AI seems dull and not trustable

  • badmoogle

    I was wondering i have never watched anything from the Sword Art Online anime,will i have trouble following the story in this game?

    The game looks great btw and i’m very excited to play it.

    • Aluja

      lolno

    • Kenny

      Best recommend you watch the anime first, SAO games are fan based video games for SAO fans, i am SAO fan myself still don’t like SAO Hollow Fragment (previous game lol)

    • Uncle Stoopnixie

      I would recommend only watching the first season (Even if only the first half is good.) just to know the world and the charaters.

      Don’t bother with the second season, it’s just a comedic harem and a pretty crappy one at that.

      • http://discord.me/otakuheaven Esura

        …what harem? I mean if you’re going to rag on the anime at least rag on it with legit reasoning.

  • Zam

    I was hesitating whether I will buy this game or not, since I was quite disappointed by Lost Song, but I DEFINITELY want this one on my ps4

    • Sunny11

      This is much different to lost song, more like the previous one

      • Zam

        Yeah, absolutely,
        It’s developed by Aquria who developed Hollow Fragment
        (Lost Song was developed by Artdink who developed DBZ battle of Z, btw)

  • renji00

    I have both HF and LS, pretty fun games. So I’ll probably get this as well.
    Also Liz is still best. (Apart from GGO’s Sinon)

    • http://t.co/hs9uhabkCx nekogenesis

      i think you meant to say that yuuki is still the best :3

    • Hellstorm

      Watch this:

  • Budgiecat

    dun understand why the production values in this is higher than the current project underway of the Tales series (Bearserious)……its insane

    AI seems useless tho.

    • http://t.co/hs9uhabkCx nekogenesis

      lol AI is always useless in the SAO games for some odd reasons although SAO isn’t the only game franchise with useless AIs there’s quite a few out there

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but this one’s uselessness is even more annoying coz when you got KO, all you can do is wait for your party to get KO eventually and game over.

        • Kenny

          Oh god…

        • http://t.co/hs9uhabkCx nekogenesis

          really? they don’t try to revive like in lost song?

          • Renaldi Saputra

            Nope, for the proof just see the previous live stream

            • http://t.co/hs9uhabkCx nekogenesis

              wooow that’s lame. next game they definitely need to fix that or fix it before release although i doubt they will

        • http://t.co/hs9uhabkCx nekogenesis

          really? they don’t try to revive like in lost song?

    • dark-kyon

      Especially when the PS4 version will sell the 20%.

    • badmoogle

      Like it or not Tales will always have cel shaded-anime style graphics.

      Personally i like both styles.

      • Budgiecat

        Tales currently isn’t cel shaded….not for the past five games

        • badmoogle

          Current Tales are not cel-shaded literally but they have that cel-shaded look.Which is very unlike the look of this game.

          • Budgiecat

            huh

            • badmoogle

              This game’s in-game style is more like something like FFXV or Xenoblade X (although of course the production values are not as high). Tales style is more anime-like even if it isn’t literally cel-shaded.

              • Budgiecat

                the only thing its reminding me of FF XV is the shitty AI lol

    • Super_gamer63

      Where is it stated that SAO games have a higher production value than tales?;D

  • Sunny11

    This looks like it mixed the good stuff out of HF and LS and looks great

  • Delicious Fried Chocobo

    no klein no buy, they better put him in like in all the others.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    the AI are still unreliable, despite overall I wonder why it looks so smooth and good

    I also still wonder how it will play on Vita

  • EnzerPyro

    I’m really liking what I’m seeing here especially the rain during the fight with the Kobold Lord (I just hope it isn’t just for the battle), so a Fall release should be viable to polish up the Vita and PS4 versions

  • Wolf Star

    Looks so far so good and also fast paced but something that I don’t like about it.. Hmm I feel something is missing.

    • Mohammed Allha

      Yup i felt that too

  • ayanami-chan

    The artsyle, graphics and animation are great, I wish more japanese games used this engine

  • TheBlackRabbit

    well looks like the gameplay is getting there, but like everybody else is saying…it feels off?

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  • Uncle Stoopnixie

    Nice, so this is the part of Sword Art Online worth caring about right?

    This game is set entirely in Aincrad?

    • planetofthemage

      Kind of. This game is set in a version of Aincrad that’s all been changed to one floor instead of 100, iirc.

  • Satoshi Ookami

    Silica-tan kawaii~

  • TheSpaceUnicorn

    If the previous SAO games are anything to go off of, this’ll just be more shovelware imo.

    • C4

      In a world where only AAA and shovelware exists.

      • TheSpaceUnicorn

        Nah, there’s tons of great non AAA games out there. The SAO games just aren’t some of them, imo.

        • Infasis

          Most games aren’t AAA games. Especially, when it come to japanese ones. Lately AAA games have been disappointing at an alarming rate and with costs there’s only gonna be less and less of them. Just look at how things like Watch Dogs turned out.

          • TheSpaceUnicorn

            I’m aware, hence why I said there’s tons of great non-AAA games out there. Over the past few years I’ve had way more fun with indie games and smaller, more innovative and artistic A and AA games than AAA games. That said, there’s also been plenty of AAA games that I’ve had a ton of fun with as well.

            • Hoshi

              Honestly now I would love a world with more AA games that are more popular than AAA. Most AAA just doesn’t live up to hype.

            • Infasis

              Well, as long as we’re both enjoying ourselves. I shouldn’t have said that about the unicorn. I’ve just really been looking forward to this game and movie and everyone always hates SAO so much that I feel like it overshadows any decent discussion about the game.
              It’s hard enjoying a property like SAO when everyone else hates it so much. It’s like I just want everyone to understand and recognize my outstanding taste in anime and games, but they don’t. I now know what it feels like to be the last unicorn. ;_;

              • TheSpaceUnicorn

                And if you’ve been looking really forward to it, then more power to you, and I genuinely hope you enjoy it!

                Personally, I don’t think SAO is a particularly good franchise, and it definitely receives a ton of hate. However, I’d definitely say most of the hate it’s received is just simply unwarranted as at least it’s managed to entertain me, but don’t let the hate from other people discourage you from enjoying something you really enjoy, because, quite frankly, life’s too short to care what other people think.

                • Infasis

                  Thanks, I mean, I certainly recognize it’s faults, but I like to joke around and I honestly do enjoy it. It’s inconsistent as shit, but I still find it entertaining entertaining. It makes me wonder if the people that actually make serious claims that it’s the worst anime ever made and stuff like that have actually even watched that many different anime.
                  I just wonder how those same people feel about something like Infinite Stratos or Asterisk War or things like that, since, while they have a lot of things in common I’m not really sure the people who hate SAO, but can still manage to sit through every episode could do the same for something like Infinite Stratos. ( Asterisk War is still early though too, so who knows? Maybe they’ll change the entire thing and it will become the greatest anime ever made. I wouldn’t be a wise bet, but it’s still not good policy to judge something halfway through a season.)

    • Infasis

      It must be unfortunate to be such a negative person.
      While you’re busy fantasizing about playing leapfrog with your avatar. I’ll be making an avatar in game to go on adventures together with beautiful women.

      • TheSpaceUnicorn

        I’m not a negative person at all, in fact most of my comments on this site are very positive, I was just saying that, in my opinion, the previous SAO games haven’t been that good, and thus this one might not be good either. It’s all opinion though, if you have fun with it then more power to you, I’ll just be spending my time playing different games, assuming my initial thoughts of this game to out to be true that is. There’s really no need to attack me over it.

        • Infasis

          Have you played actual shovelware before? You may not like this game or feel it looks uninspired or something, but to call it shovelware is ridiculous.
          I’ve played all types of shovelware and the SAO games haven’t come close. Maybe try playing “Game Party” for the Wii or something and then see if you feel the same about that.

          • TheSpaceUnicorn

            Yes, I have played actual shovelware before and I was largely just exaggerating when I said they were shovelware. However, my point still stands in that I personally think they are mediocre games at best.

  • V-Angelus

    oh theres also a remake for vita? i thought it was for ps4 alone?

    • Hexodious

      It got announced as a multiplatform game for PS4 and Vita
      But if you’re talking about Hollow Fragment’s remake, yh, that’s PS4 only

      • V-Angelus

        aaah i see yeah. thats what i was thinking about. thanks for clearing that one out

  • https://twitter.com/Digimon__Tamer Daniel Rossevelt

    It looks way better than the other games. In fact I am really impressed how much better it looks then the other ones.

    The AI looks useless though, wouldn’t surprise me if they did it on purpose since that’s how it was in the anime lmao. Mary Su Kirito doing everything while is dumb as blonde harem follows him around XD

    There’s also no way they fixed the the shorty story or cardboard characters. The gameplay was fun in HF, but between the repetitiveness, and shit story and characters I couldn’t keep playing. This looks like it improved a good bit, but not enough. unless it goes on sale for like $5 I doubt I’ll ever pick it up

    • Hellstorm

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  • http://ryuz4ki57.wordpress.com/ Ryuzaki57

    Dramatic graphical & gameplay improvements! I have faith in this game now.

  • penemue

    Considering that looks like 60FPS with pretty nice graphics – whomever the development team is they have really stepped their game up with this entry – dramatically.

  • Lee

    Dude showed a nipple around the 26:28 mark lol.

  • Chris Saldana

    I have both games that were released and I’ll be jumping on this so bring it!!

  • Bigabu Beaze

    I cant wait for this game!

  • The Jokester

    Looks really good hope it’s pretty big improvement over the other games.

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com CaRoss

    This game is looking really nice so far. Definitely going to want this one on PS4 rather than Vita – not something I say often or lightly. The environments, character models, combat, it all looks so fluid and engaging.

    Also, I absolutely adore Liz and Silica’s new outfits. They look really great on them. I’m not so fond of Sinon or Leafa’s new outfits though… Particularly Sinon’s as it seems far more fanservicey than any other one she’s worn – except for a couple of the additional ones in Hollow Fragment.

  • Hoshi

    Sinon’s outfit is the best but it just doesn’t suit her personality. Silica’s one is nice too.

    • AcedXXII

      How does it not fit her?

      • Trollzama

        Maybe the colors.

        The green and blue look more like something Leafa would use.
        Her HF was the best IMO.

        • natchu96

          I don’t think Leafa has ever worn blue. At least Sinon gets blue hair.

          . . . Actually her outfit in the next volume of the Japanese novel is just straight blue with blue hair, I think.

      • Hoshi

        She looks more like a dancer than a warrior in this outfit. Luckily, the costume is pretty enough for the prettiest girl in the anime.

  • Hellstorm

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    We’re being force-fed a synthetic reality, which is not true, with many subjects. This being one of the most important ones to present date if we want to stop this from going on in the Middle East currently under Zionist will for the Greatest Israel Project to enslave humanity under Israel and make Israel the entire Middle East.
    We are loosing time, and genocide is coming again. To America, to Europe (again for them). To Americans you many not think it’s coming, but it is. The two legged Zionist rat is in America, infiltrated. Wake up! We’re living with a Communist government of Zionism calculating to humanity’s defeat; Not quite so genocidal yet in America or Europe but it’s about to turn into something much worse in the coming years. You shall see if nothing changes or stops this madness.
    For the truth, look up:
    – Hellstorm (you may not be the same again, after viewing this. the book goes in to much farther and greater detail as usual, but the video will be enough to give you a good injection of a dosage)
    – The Greatest Story Never Told (must see)
    – Communism By The Backdoor (MUST see to understand what’s going on today and why)
    – David Cole, a Jew attacked because he proved the Holocaust is a hoax
    – Ernst Zundel, had his home burned down, attacked, fined, taken to court found guilty, deported, locked in prison in Germany over 10 years because he proved the Holocaust is a hoax
    The two men DAVID COLE and ERNST ZUNDEL I mentioned above literally only were promoting what their research turned up, with plenty of evidence proving their side; The other side just attacks them and calls them names and says “but look at them they’re not credible’, but they never debunk or even remotely attempt to debunk anything they say. The Zionists just whine and moan and sob story all day full of bullshit.

  • Trollzama

    “you are not the black swordsman they are talking about in this world”
    As any SAO game, the only character that isn’t a new chick to Kirito’s harem is a bad guy that is mandatorily a jerk, that will mandatorily be defeated and lose his title to Kirito.
    ._.
    I really dont know why I expect something from SAO games.
    At least the gameplay seems nice.

    • AcedXXII

      The real black swordsman Ichigo needs to show up and kick Kirito’s ass. Or Afro samurai, but that might get messy.

      • Trollzama

        Nah, these guys are too nice.
        Let Guts pop in this shit and show that faggot who is the TRUE Black Swordsman.

  • Trollzama

    “you are not the black swordsman they are talking about in this world”
    As any SAO game, the only character that isn’t a new chick to Kirito’s harem is a bad guy that is mandatorily a jerk, that will mandatorily be defeated and lose his title to Kirito.
    ._.
    I really dont know why I expect something from SAO games.
    At least the gameplay seems nice.

  • Trollzama

    kinda weird how they removed the bow weapon from the game.

    • https://twitter.com/@radwan126 Squid-Annie 2

      We still don’t know if it was actually removed or not, gotta wait for more videos and details, it was bad anyways…in LS that is

  • Marcel McNab

    the more i see, the more i am stoked
    Visually the game looks great and more people in a party is great for me
    I am still just insanely shocked that we are getting this game in the west in 2016
    I thought we would have to wait at least a year

    • Bobby Jennings/GodlessChaos

      I think we’ll have to wait. The date sounds too good to be true for us

  • brain

    Character creation needs to be like hollow fragment but 10 times better nothing like lost song that games character creation was horrible i hope there character creation in this game because the graphics are amazing hope the customization is really good an the world is huge also the online gameplay hope theres maybe story lines for online that be dope because we all know what we are really waiting for is an actual sword art online mmorpg where our character has his/her own journey hsjekfooabdlfnaobdifkwopxkgjksp. D. F r d d d. D d d d d d ndjekwoakwispf f ndlalwnf. F dkwlskkfbdpsjkejdn

    • Trollzama

      Did that shit Lost Song had count as a character creation?
      But yeah a better online gameplay would be awesome, screw around with 3 friends online in those huge and beautiful stages would be dope, and a better PvP because Lost Song was a joke…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

    SAO 98% Girls…and….well that’s about it.