Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Receives Western Release Date With New Dating and Skill Tree Screenshots
Bandai Namco announced that their RPG Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will launch in North America and Europe on November 8.
Costume DLC will be provided as pre-order bonuses and will vary by region.
In North America early consumers will receive the “Maid” and “Nightwear” costume pack as well as Soma and Livie God Eater costumes. However, this is only available for the PlayStation 4 release.
As a European pre-order bonus, players will receive the “Nightwear” custom and Soman and Livie God Eater costumes. Additionally, physical copies will come with a lithography print signed by Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara.
In addition to the announcement, the publisher details gameplay mechanics:
Skill Tree System
During their trip in the virtual world of Sword Art Origin, players will be able to improve their fight skills thanks to the Skill Tree System. Numerous skills’ families will be available such as the Sword Skill or the Battle Skill. In each skills’ families, players will be able to learn different abilities to improve their way of fighting. Extra Skills, related to players ways of fighting (attack, heal, tank, etc.), will also be available and will permit players to be even more powerful. Players have to choose wisely because each skill can affect each battle!
In addition, players will be able to improve their relationships thanks to the Cosleeping Event and enjoy conversations with their partner lying down with her/him.