SAO: Hollow Realisation “Consideration List” For Upcoming Expansion

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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Bandai Namco have released a list of features they are considering including in the upcoming “Shrine Maiden of the Abyss” DLC expansion for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation. It’s worth noting that there is no definitive promise that all items on this list will make it into the expansion, rather it is just things under consideration. Bandai Namco is targeting a release of the patch to come after the “Third Sacrament” update that releases in Feburary.

Field Content

  • Enigma Order – There are “parts” scattered all over the world at fixed times. Complete your equipment by collecting them.
  • Mimic Hunting – You can find mimics buried in the ground by getting an the “maps” item that shoots beams of light.
  • Invisibility Product – Learn a special skill to get a ranged sonar. Reveals and defeats an invisible enemy.
  • Abyss – Light up a pitch dark dungeon while exploring and head for the goal while defeating enemies.

Addition of EX Sword Skills

  • Trials to Acquire Evolve Sword Skills – By clearing trials, your Sword Skills will evolve to have additional operations.

Added Ability to Assign Roles to Your Team

  • Growing with Your Heroine in Trials – Added abilities for a tank to guard all party members, a healer to support target through maintaining restoration and increasing the amount of power they can withstand, and also for a buffer to be able to special lock an enemy.

Addition of High-Difficulty Elements

  • Overlord Class – Features enemies that are extremely difficult to defeat.
  • Myth Class – Class with enemies that are nigh impossible to defeat. If you master a new element, it may be possible to defeat them.
  • Addition of infinite dungeons.

Addition of Special Strengthening Equipment

  • Unique Character-Specific Legendary Weapons – Unique graphic art. Lower quality imitation weapons that look the same will also be added.
  • Addition of Legendary Armor – Legendary Armor will continually evolve.
  • Addition of Aura Weapons – An evolution route to become an evil god has been added. Aura will be granted.
  • Addition of Armor with Special Effects – An armor group with effects that strengthen specific battle skills.
  • Ability to Fuse armor with secret stones added.

Communication Aspects

  • If there’s a good atmosphere on a date you’ll be granted a strong and long-lasting buff.
  • Increased the amount of date conversations.
  • Increased the amount of evening conversations.
  • Increase of the number of pillow talk characters. According to Producer Yosuke Futami, Argo will also be added.

Other

  • Stores that sell new items will be set up at every camp in new areas. Items with effects are planned.
  • Addition of blacksmith forges where you can bestow special effects onto items.
  • Increase in the amount of items peddlers have.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is now out worldwide for PS4 and PS Vita.

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