At “Dengeki Bunko Fall Festival 2016” at Belle Salle Akihabara/Akihabara UDX on October 2nd, a special Sword Art Online event was held with main voice actors and Kadokawa revealed more details including a new trailer for “Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale -.”
This movie is premiering on February 18th in 2017 at theaters in Japan, which is earlier than their original plan. They also revealed a new trailer, key visual and new characters! Three new important characters include AR world’s diva, Yuna, a high rank player at Ordinal Scale, Eiji, and a developer of AR device “Augma,” Dr. Shigemura. Pre-sale tickets with new visuals will be on sale at Lawson, Aniplex and Aniplex Plus starting on October 15th.
At the event, they also had a fun game where casts have to answer SAO related questions on the stage. One of the unique moments was when they revealed that a new character, Yuna is actually inspired by Avril Lavigne.
It’s just a game,or so I thought..
A brand new story written by original author, Reki Kawahara!! People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality!! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again. (Aniplex USA)