BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier anime video game publisher today announced that  Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the fourth installment in  Sword Art Online’s console game series, is coming to the Americas in 2016 for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation® Vita hand-held system.

Working closely with Reki Kawahara, the creator of  Sword Art Online: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization presents a unique tale which will give fans the ability to experience a new “Sword Art Online” world. Taking the role of Kirito, players enter a new VRMMORPG world called “Sword Art: Origin”, which was created on the game’s original servers, setting the stage for new heart-pounding quests through a dangerous virtual world.

“The  Sword Art Online franchise has experienced incredible growth in popularity on a global level with light-novel and anime fans. We are excited to bring Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the next  Sword Art Online game, to fans in the Americas.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America, Inc. “With  Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, we’re striving to take fans even further into  Sword Art Online’s VRMMORPG world. We hope players are ready for the challenge.”

Here’s Bandai Namco’s announcement trailer:

 

And preview screenshots too:
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