Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization released last year on PS4 and PS Vita, however, that doesn't mean that the game's story is over. Bandai Namco has announced the "Abyss of the Shrine Maiden" story expansion, which will be split in three chapters.
This new story will begin with "Chapter I: Explorer of Illusory Mists". Here’s an overview of the first chapter provided by Bandai Namco.
The first downloadable content will put you in the shoes of Kirito and his friends’ once more. A new stage in Aincrad Castle – where flaming earth, magma and heat waves dominate the atmosphere – will be the main scenario. Defeating Bane – The crimson Demon – is the target, but while the group is trying to clear this incredible new stage, Premiere suddenly complained of headache. What is going to happen? At the same time, a mysterious masked person makes his appearance. Will it be an ally or a new enemy…
With the main scenario comes as well Heroine Quest – where you will have the chance to add Asuna, Lisbeth, Silica and Premiere as heroine in the first Chapter; Enigma Order Quest – where you can acquire the precious Fuse Paragon, Mystic and Ultana GP Order items & skill for becoming powerful as never before; and Customization to change the appearance of the main characters.
The publisher also revealed that in the second Chapter Ice will dominate the scene and the third one players will unlock two new characters: Alice & Eugeo and a co-sleeping event that will involve them both.
Abyss of the Shrine Maiden "Chapter 1 – Explorer of Illusory" releases on the 16th of May for PS4 and PS Vita.