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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (ソードアート・オンライン -ホロウ・リアリゼーション-, Sōdo Āto Onrain -Horou Riarizēshon-?) is an Action Role-Playing Game (ARPG)[5] published by Bandai Namco Games for the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), PlayStation 4 (PS4), and personal computers (PCs) as the fourth game adaption on console for the series. Unlike the previous games, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, and Sword Art Online: Lost Song, Hollow Realization is set in a game-original Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online (VRMMO) game, called Sword Art: Origin, which is based on the servers for the original Sword Art Online[6].

Game StructureEdit

In the land known as Ainground, Kirito meets Premiere, a mysterious Non-Player Character (NPC) who has not been coded into the game. Kirito and friends vow to protect Premiere while uncovering the truth about her null coding. However, they must also contend with so-called Blue Cursor players now hunting NPCs whom cannot respawn after death, similar to the victims of Aincrad.

The main campaign follows the events of Lost Song[7] is followed by a free Downloadable Content (DLC) update called Warriors of the Sky in the West, in a brand new area called Stalvatos Ruins that is found in the incomplete Aincrad. After the free update, the story continues with the paid episodic DLC, Abyss of the Shrine Maiden in the West, that features a redemption arc for Tia in three chapters.

The first of the three DLC's, Explorer of Illusory Mists, is all about uncovering the mystery behind the Masked NPC just one Floor below Stalvatos Ruins, in Vulcanus Citadel.

The second chapter, Tuner of Causality, takes place on an even lower floor in the incomplete Aincrad, on Northazrod Tundra, and is all about working together with Tia and gaining her trust.

The third DLC, The One Who Resists God, brings Tia's arc to a conclusion, as everyone works together on another floor of Aincrad, Elionward Dominion, to destroy the cause of Tia and Premiere's issues.

StoryEdit

Main CampaignEdit

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Asuna's EndingEdit

Following Kirito to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Asuna remarked on the beauty of the view. Declaring her happiness to be with him and accompany him on his explorations of Ainground, she reminisced on their adventures in Sword Art: Origin, thanking Kirito for making them possible. Asuna then asked Kirito if they really were going to stay together, concerned that his desire to pursue the potential of FullDive and the future thereof could distance him from her. Glad when he affirmed they would always remain at each other's side, she promised to support and follow him wherever he went, which he swore to her in turn, both vowing to be together forever.

Silica's EndingEdit

Following Kirito to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Silica commented on her amazement with the beauty of Ainground. Thanking him for their fun adventures with the others, she reminded Kirito of her earlier wish at the start of the game to become someone he could depend on and promised to become stronger for their future journeys. Silica then timidly requested Kirito to hold her hand, and confessed her feelings to him, both of them swearing to always be together.

Lisbeth's EndingEdit

Following Kirito to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Lisbeth shared his sentiment on the beauty of the view there. At that point, she stated her enjoyment of their experiences in Sword Art: Origin, reminiscing on Ainground's resemblance to Aincrad enhancing the mood of their adventures. Regarding Kirito as the critical component of her activities in the virtual world, Lisbeth vowed to always accompany him on his future travels, both promising to continue making beautiful memories together.

Leafa's EndingEdit

Absently walking to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Leafa noted the serenity and beauty of the area to Kirito when he joined her. Noticing they could now spend some quality time together by themselves, she expressed her joy at the two of them being able to start and complete the same virtual game at the same time. Following Leafa's vow to be at his side whenever he needed help, the two affirmed their affection for one another, pledging to always stay together.

Sinon's EndingEdit

Walking to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Sinon was enjoying the breeze when Kirito joined her, to her surprise. Following a few moments of admiring the scenery, she began reflecting on everything that had happened in Sword Art: Origin. Revealing how terrified she was of losing their friendship when he and the others learned of her past, Sinon expressed her deepest gratitude for them still accepting her. Feeling closer to them now that they knew what she had suffered, she promised to protect them and bear their burdens with them, as they had done for her ever since they first met in Aincrad. Sinon then hesitantly asked Kirito to hug her, taking the gesture as an oath to herself to return the favor whenever he needed it. After a while, she suggested rejoining their friends; just before doing so, the duo swore to always be there for each other.

Yui's EndingEdit

While searching for rare pretty flowers, Yui found herself on a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land. Pleasantly surprised when Kirito encountered her, the girl showed him one of the flowers she had obtained. After reminiscing on their experiences in Sword Art: Origin, the two pledged to be together forever. Yui then timidly confessed her love for him, before running away and challenging Kirito to catch her if he wanted her to repeat her confession.

Strea's EndingEdit

Strea cheerfully greeted Kirito when he joined her on a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land. While reminiscing on their experiences in Ainground, Strea expressed her happiness at the fact that him and the others were having more fun compared to their time in Sword Art Online, despite the similarities between the two worlds. Touched by his speech on what she meant to them and what she had done for them, she vowed to keep traveling forever with him and the rest of the group wherever they would go.

Philia's EndingEdit

Upon being encountered by Kirito after walking to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Philia pleasantly noted the appeal of the spot to him. Recalling how long she had been isolated in the Hollow Area of Aincrad until Kirito rescued her, Philia expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to connect with him and their friends since then. Treasuring all of them, she articulated her desire to continue growing even closer to them, Kirito sharing her sentiments. Thus, the pair pledged to always remain friends.

Argo's EndingEdit

Joining Kirito on a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land, Argo shared his sentiments of admiration towards the scenery. Surprised when Kirito thanked her for gathering crucial information for him and the others throughout their adventures, the girl remarked she had enjoyed her experiences in the game. After briefly pondering on the memories she had acquired in the game, and the deeper meaning behind information brokers, Argo promised to never deny Kirito her services whenever he asked for them. Assured that they would not become bored so long as they were together, the duo swore to rely on one another for their journeys to come.

Yuuki's EndingEdit

Walking to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land to stretch her legs, Yuuki ebulliently welcomed Kirito upon noticing him. After enthusiastically recalling all the fun she had with him and the others in Sword Art: Origin, Yuuki vowed to continue accompanying Kirito and the others on their upcoming travels.

Kizmel's EndingEdit

Walking to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land for some relaxation, Kizmel was joined by Kirito. After greeting him courteously, the Dark Elf relayed the gratitude of her comrades for freeing them from their petrification. Thanking Kirito once more for all the assistance he had provided her and the other Dark Elves, Kizmel invited him and his other companions to visit them again at their camp whenever possible.

Premiere's EndingEdit

Walking to a hill overlooking a vast expanse of land while searching for an ideal place for a picnic under the sky, Premiere pleasantly greeted Kirito when he encountered her. Reflecting on how more contented she felt compared to her first picnic, she thanked him for teaching her how to live and love. However, she repeated her earlier request to be his lover, demanding a more direct answer this time.


Warriors of the SkyEdit

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Explorer of Illusory MistsEdit

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Tuner of CausalityEdit

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The One Who Resists GodEdit

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GameplayEdit

  • Kirito, Asuna, Leafa, and Lisbeth in battle
  • Kirito, Asuna, Leafa, and Lisbeth in battle

Player will start from level one and work their way up. Parties of up to four characters can be formed[8].

CharactersEdit

  • Kirito, Asuna, and Premiere, as they appear in the first SAO:HR promotional art
  • Kirito, Asuna, Yui, Lisbeth, Silica, Pina, Leafa, Sinon, Strea, and Philia, as they appear in the second SAO:HR promotional art
  • Kirito character art
  • Asuna character art
  • Premiere character art
  • Lisbeth character art
  • Silica character art
  • Leafa character art
  • Sinon character art
  • Strea character art
  • Philia character art

The following characters have been confirmed as being included thus far:

There are also other less important characters in the game.

PromotionsEdit

CODE ZERO: PremiereEdit

【人工知能少女育成プロジェクト CODE ZERO:PREMIERE】

【人工知能少女育成プロジェクト CODE ZERO:PREMIERE】

Artificial Intelligence Girl Raising Project CODE ZERO: PREMIERE (人工知能少女育成プロジェクトCODE ZERO:PREMIERE, Jinkō Chinō Shōjo Ikusei Project CODE ZERO: PREMIERE?) is a Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization spinoff game project that is being held from October 17, 2016 to November 30, 2016 on a special website. The players can participate in this game by providing their twitter account. The tweets posted by the account will then be analysed and used to shape the personality of Premiere, one of the characters in Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, creating a personalized version of her. Players can also teach Premiere new words by having conversations with her. A future update to Hollow Realization after the end of the spinoff project will allow players to add their personalized version of Premiere to the game.[19]

Trophy ListEdit

Main article: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization/Trophy List

SoundtrackEdit

Hollow Realization LE

The Japanese LE for PS4 or PS Vita, which will include a game soundtrack CD among other items

A Sword Art Online -Hollow Realization- Soundtrack is bundled with the game's limited edition on PS4 or PS Vita[20].

PreviewEdit

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」オープニング映像

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」オープニング映像

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」ティザーPV

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」ティザーPV

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾PV

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾PV

【発売日決定】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾トレーラー(ロングVer

【発売日決定】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾トレーラー(ロングVer.)

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第3弾トレーラー

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第3弾トレーラー

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」 第4弾PV

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」 第4弾PV

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」 第5弾プロモーション映像

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」 第5弾プロモーション映像

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」TVCM 60秒篇

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」TVCM 60秒篇

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Announcement Trailer PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Announcement Trailer PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Launch Trailer PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Launch Trailer PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - The age of Ainground (English Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - The age of Ainground (English Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PSVita - Who is Premiere? (English Story Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PSVita - Who is Premiere? (English Story Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Save this World Trailer PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Save this World Trailer PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - Save the world (English Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - Save the world (English Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - Reboot the world (English Launch Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - Reboot the world (English Launch Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - The encounter (TGS Trailer)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - PS4 PS Vita - The encounter (TGS Trailer)

『SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション』戦闘アクション解説

『SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション』戦闘アクション解説

『SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション』巨大ボスとの戦闘

『SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション』巨大ボスとの戦闘

【SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション】戦闘アクション解説 - 大剣 (Sword Art Online Hollow Realization)

【SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション】戦闘アクション解説 - 大剣 (Sword Art Online Hollow Realization)

【SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション】ネームドモンスターとの戦闘(Sword Art Online Hollow Realization)

【SAO ホロウ・リアリゼーション】ネームドモンスターとの戦闘(Sword Art Online Hollow Realization)

【発売日決定】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」TVCM第1弾

【発売日決定】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」TVCM第1弾

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾CM(30秒ver

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾CM(30秒ver.)

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾CM(15秒ver

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第2弾CM(15秒ver.)

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第3弾CM(30秒Ver

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第3弾CM(30秒Ver.)

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第3弾CM(15秒Ver

【SAO最新作】PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーション―」第3弾CM(15秒Ver.)

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Yosuke Futami NYCC 2016 Interview PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Yosuke Futami NYCC 2016 Interview PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Unboxing & Livestream PS4, Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Realization - Unboxing & Livestream PS4, Vita

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーションー 蒼空の闘士」紹介映像

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ―ホロウ・リアリゼーションー 蒼空の闘士」紹介映像

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ホロウ・リアリゼーション」有料ダウンロードコンテンツ『深淵の巫女』プロモーション映像

PS4 PS Vita「ソードアート・オンライン ホロウ・リアリゼーション」有料ダウンロードコンテンツ『深淵の巫女』プロモーション映像

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Trailer's credit list
  2. Release Date PV from Bandai Namco
  3. Release date announcement from Bandai Namco US
  4. Bandai Namco EU site
  5. Data of the game at the bottom of a Dengeki Online article.
  6. Dengeki Online article announcing Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization for PS4 and PS Vita, via http://gematsu.com/2015/10/sword-art-online-hollow-realization-announced-ps4-ps-vita
  7. Dengeki PS Vol.600p.13
  8. 0:55 of the second preview, showing the 4-player party option
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://gematsu.com/2016/08/sword-art-online-hollow-realization-adds-argo-emotion-void-communication-system[Clarification needed]
  10. http://hr.sao-game.jp/dlc/large-update
  11. http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/367/1367488/
  12. http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/378/1378249/
  13. Dengeki Online article, translated via Gematsu
  14. http://hr.sao-game.jp/character/index.html#premiere
  15. http://hr.sao-game.jp/character/index.html#genesis
  16. http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/5444-SWORD-ART-ONLINE-HOLLOW-REALIZATION
  17. http://hr.sao-game.jp/character/#npc
  18. 18.0 18.1 Dengeki online article
  19. Dengeki Online article, translated via Anime News Network
  20. Official Japanese game site's LE information page

NavigationEdit

Console Games Navigation Bar
Games Infinity Moment - Hollow Fragment - Lost Song - Hollow Realization - Millennium Twilight - Fatal Bullet
Original Characters Strea - Philia - Rain - Seven - Sumeragi - Premiere - Genesis - Tia - Persona Vabel - Protagonist (Fatal Bullet) - Afasys - Kureha - Zeliska - Daisy - Itsuki - Bazalt Joe - ceba
Music Infinity Moment Soundtrack
Hollow Fragment Soundtrack
Lost Song Soundtrack - Cynthia no Hikari - Yoru no Niji wo Koete
Hollow Realization Soundtrack - Windia - Two of us
Millennium Twilight Soundtrack - S×W -soul world-
Publications Sword Art Online Art Book and Guide Book Main Page
Manga Hollow Realization manga - Aincrad Night of Kirito

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