Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization adds Kizmel, post-launch updates and DLC announced

New trailer released at Tokyo Game Show 2016.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Bandai Namco announced new information about Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization during its Tokyo Game Show 2016 stage event, including confirmations of post-launch updates and both free and paid downloadable content.

The roundup of new details follows.

New Character

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Kizmel from Sword Art Online Progressive will join the party as non-player character.

Free Updates

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Free updates are planned after Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is released. The first free major update, “Fighters of the Blue Sky” (title tentative), is due out in 2016 and will add a new story featuring Rain and Seven from Sword Art Online: Lost Song. It will add new maps and reflect user feedback, as well.

Downloadable Content

Both free and paid downloadable content are planned after Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is released.

Free downloadable content includes additional quests and missions, etc.

Paid downloadable content includes the “Shrine Maiden of the Abyss” (title tentative) story, which is different from the main story will be told across three additional episodes launching in 2017.

In Japan, the episodes will also be available in a Season Pass. While specifics have yet to be announced for North America and Europe, the three additional episodes are likely part of the leaked Season Pass.

Opening and Ending Themes

The opening theme is “Windia” by Luna Haruna.

The ending theme is “Two of Us” by Haruka Tomatsu.

Fourth Trailer

The fourth trailer was also released.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on October 27 in Japan, and November 8 in North America and Europe. In North America, the PS Vita release will be digital-only.

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