During a stage event at the Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2015, held today at the Akihabara UDX in Tokyo, Namco Bandai announced a new game dedicated to the Sword Art Online series.
The game is titled Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and it’s for PS4 and PS Vita. It will be released in 2016.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization The game will bring Kirito back to a restored Aincrad, and it will introduce a new heroine.
In addition to the new game, a PS4 “Aincrad Model” has been announced for the Japanese market in both black and white, featuring a laser-etched HDD cover. It will be released with the Sword Art Online: Game Director’s Edition in Japan on November 19th, and pre-orders start tomorrow on Sony’s own store.
Incidentally, a new heroine was also announced for the smartphone game Sword Art Online: Code Register, she is named Rin, and wears a sentient face on her hair named Gigappe. It’ll be interesting to see if she’ll remain limited to the mobile game or will be included in other productions as well.
Below you can see the first trailer of the new game, the key artwork, Rin and Gigappe, and the PS4 Aincrad Model.