We enjoyed what we played on the ambitious über-meta RPG Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization earlier this year (click here for <a href="http://www.gamereactor.eu/previews/409443/Sword+Art+Online+Hollow+Realization/"the full preview</a>), and now the game is ready to deliver on its "Q4 2016" launch window, as the official launch date has just been announced for November 8, and that goes for both the PS4 and PS Vita version.
With the fixed date, publisher Bandai Namco has also opened physical pre-orders for the game, presenting both standard and a fancy Collector's Edition. Early adopters will even get some crossover goodies:
• 3 exclusive costumes: a nightwear costume for female characters, as well as two costumes from God Eater, Soma's costume for male characters and Livie's costume for female characters.
• An exclusive lithography signed by the creator of Sword Art Online himself: Reki Kawahara.
Official PR finally includes a new description of the Skill Tree System, which reads as follows:
"During their trip in the virtual world of Sword Art Origin, players will be able to improve their fight skills thanks to the Skill Tree System. Numerous skills' families will be available such as the Sword Skill or the Battle Skill. In each skills' families, players will be able to learn different abilities to improve their way of fighting. Extra Skills, related to players ways of fighting (attack, heal, tank, etc.), will also be available and will permit players to be even more powerful. Players have to choose wisely because each skill can affect each battle!"
Check out new SAO:HR screens on character customisation, skill trees and even the love (?) system below: