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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization’s First DLC Chapter Headed Westward On May 16


Bandai Namco has announced that the first of the three-chapter “Abyss of the Shrine Maiden” downloadable expansion story for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization—“Chapter I: Explorer of Illusory Mists”—will release for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on April 26 in Japan, and May 16 in North America and Europe. The DLC will bring new content including additional story, new monsters, and new quests to challenge players.

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You can check out the trailer for the DLC in the following video.

Here’s an official overview of Chapter I: Explorer of Illusory Mists:

The first downloadable content will put you in the shoes of Kirito and his friends’ once more. A new stage in Aincrad Castle – where flaming earth, magma and heat waves dominate the atmosphere – will be the main scenario. Defeating Bane – The crimson Demon – is the target, but while the group is trying to clear this incredible new stage, Premiere suddenly complained of headache. What is going to happen? At the same time, a mysterious masked person makes his appearance. Will it be an ally or a new enemy…

With the main scenario comes as well Heroine Quest – where you will have the chance to add Asuna, Lisbeth, Silica and Premiere as heroine in the first Chapter; Enigma Order Quest – where you can acquire the precious Fuse Paragon, Mystic and Ultana GP Order items & skill for becoming powerful as never before; and Customization to change the appearance of the main characters.

In addition, Bandai Namco has teased that the second chapter will see Ice featured prominently, with chapter three unlocking new characters Alice and Eugeo.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is available for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita.

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