Sword Art Online is bringing back Aincrad in a new game called Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The official website updates us with a look at its first screenshots and some story details.
The rebuilt virtual world—one that “people” did not ask for in this world.
I logged in. This world that feels familiar. The world of origin. A “world” that is not the same as the one we live in.
The year is 2024.
Set world is set in a floating castle called “Aincrad,” in a VRMMORPG called “Sword Art Online,” or “SAO,” where game over=death. This game was cleared by a player named Kirito, and the virtual world was destroyed.
An incident called the “SAO Incident” has brought a giant ripple to the company.
Some time has passed since then—.
The “NerveGear” hardware that put the lives of players at risk has since then been changed to the “AmuSphere” hardware, bringing virtual reality to complete safety.
With research for new possibilities using virtual reality, a new game was made on Sword Art Online’s former server. This game is called “Sword Art: Origin”, also known as “SA:O.”
In this VRMMORPG that brings back memories of past incident, Kirito receives a single message.
“I’m back to Aincrad.”
This is the beginning of a new adventure for Kirito and his friends.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will release in Japan in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.