Bandai Namco has announced Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America on November 8.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will explore the origins of Aincrad, which is the world from the original Sword Art Online. The game is expected to introduce a new battle system with support for raid battles as players will once again fight as Kirito, the main protagonist of Sword Art Online.
Today’s announcement includes additional details surrounding the game’s Skill Tree System and Cosleeping Events. The Skill Tree System allows players to improve their skills as they progress through the game. A number of skills’ families will be available to upgrade, such as the Sword Skill and the Battle Skill. Each new skill will help players improve their battle abilities, with some abilities in the Extra Skills family allowing them to fine-tune how they want to play.
Cosleeping Events allows players to improve their relationships with their party members by having lengthy conversations with them while lying down in bed with them. In other words: the game now allows you to have those deep and meaningful conversations you’d usually have with a loved one with video game characters.
Bandai Namco has also revealed pre-order bonuses includes an exclusive costume pack containing a maid and nightgown for Asuna, and Livie and Soma God Eater costumes.