In North America, the game will be available physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, and digitally for PS Vita. Pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 version include an exclusive costume pack containing the “Maid” and “Nightwear” costumes for Asuna, and Livie and Soma God Eater costumes.
In Europe, the game will be available physically and digitally across both platforms. Pre-orders for either edition include the “Nightwear” costume for Asuna, and Livie and Soma God Eater costumes, and the physical edition adds an exclusive A4 lithography signed by Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara.
In addition to the release date, Bandai Namco also shared details on Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization‘s “Skill Tree System” and “Cosleeping Events.”
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.
In Japan, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is due out on October 27.
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