Bandai-Namco Games released information regarding post-launch content heading to the upcoming release of the PS Vita & PS4 title Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization. This includes DLC content, as the game will be getting a season pass in both Japan and in North America/Europe.
First up we have information on post-release updates, the first major content addition being “Fighters of the Blue Sky” (title tentative). Due out in 2016, this update will add a new story featuring characters Rain and Seven from Sword Art Online: Lost Song, as well as new maps and tweaks based on user feedback.
In addition to game updates, there’s another way to get more from your game; DLC. Both free and paid downloadable content has been planned for Hollow Realization – with free content including additional quests and missions, and paid content including the “Shrine Maiden of the Abyss” (tentative title) three episode story-line. “Shrine Maiden of the Abyss” is headed to the game next year, by the way.
Part of this wave of DLC content is a new character being introduced into the Sword Art Online games.
Additionally, it’s been revealed that Kizmel from Sword Art Online Progressive will join the party as non-player character. According to the Sword Art Online Wikia, Kizmel is a skilled warrior with an abnormally high level of intelligence; enough to make you wonder if she’s really just an artificial intelligence…
More information can be found at The Vita Lounge article written by Kyle, which includes three videos in addition to the above news (two videos covering the games opening/ending theme and a fourth Japanese trailer).
Source: The Vita Lounge