The fourth installment of the Sword Art Online video game series, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, will be arriving on Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita sometime in 2016, according to publisher Bandai Namco.
The announcement, which was made this weekend at the yearly Dengei Bunko Fall Festival, comes only weeks before the North American release date for Sword Art Online: Lost Song, which is expected to hit Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita consoles on November 17.
There’s no confirmation or guarantee that Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization will even arrive stateside at all, but given the success of 2014’s Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment in the U.S. and the anticipation for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Lost Song, it’s a safe bet that this next iteration will be localized for the American market, too.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment became somewhat of a cult hit on the Vita platform when it debuted in the U.S. in March of last year, becoming the top selling digital game for the Vita in August and September. The Playstation 4 version currently holds a 66 rating on Metacritic following its North American release this past July and was the 9th most-downloaded game on the Playstation 4 in August.
Though no plot information has been revealed for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization just yet, series creator Reki Kawahara hinted at the conference that it’ll involve an origin story of Aincrad, the world in which the franchise takes place.