Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization for Nintendo Switch Gets Western Release Date

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Today Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe reached out with a press release announcing the western launch of Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch.

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The game will release on May 24, which is just a month after the Japanese release scheduled for April 25. It will include all the DLC that were launched for the original game.

If you’re not familiar with Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, it was originally launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016, with a western release in the same year. A PC version was released worldwide on October 27th, 2017.

The game is set in an MMORPG’s world, but it’s actually mainly an offline single-player JRPG experience even if it does feature a co-op online mode for those who enjoy that.

This is not the only SAO game coming to Switch, as Fatal Bullet will also be released at some point later this year, bringing fans on Nintendo Console to the sci-fi setting of Gun Gale Online.

The press release included a few localized screenshots, which you can enjoy in the gallery below. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy a trailer of the Japanese version that was released just yesterday.


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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.