It’s time to start gaming on a scale that’s truly ordinal!
Earlier today, the official Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 105-second trailer introduces several new characters that will appear in the film.
Aniplex of America updated the site with English descriptions of the characters, which include:
[A]n idol in the AR world of Ordinal Scale. If a player encounters her in the game, they can acquire special upgrades.
[A] developer and an authority on non-invasive BMI (Brain Machine Interface) research. He is also a professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Toho Technological University. Due to his radical theories on electrical physiology, his peers regard him as a crackpot.
[A] mysterious young swordsman, who is the top ranked player in Ordinal Scale. Kirito and his friends encounter him during gameplay.
Japanese publication Dengeki unveiled visuals for the new characters, which you can check out below:
In addition, a new visual for the feature hit the web:
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie was first unveiled at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival on October 4, 2015. Tomohiko Itō is directing the feature at A-1 Pictures, with character designs by Shingo Adachi. Series creator Reki Kawahara is penning the film’s story.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Kazuto Kirigaya/Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Asuna Yūki: Haruka Tomatsu
- Rika Shinozaki/Lizbeth: Ayahi Takagaki
- Suguha Kirigaya/Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu
- Klein: Hiroaki Hirata
- Andrew Gilbert Mills/Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Yui: Kanae Itō
- Shino Asada/Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Keiko Ayano/Silica: Rina Hidaka
- Akihiko Kayaba: Kouichi Yamadera
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale will hit Japanese theaters in February 18. 150 locations will host the movie, as well as an estimated 1,000 cinemas across the globe.
Aniplex of America will give the film a theatrical run in spring 2017. They described the feature as:
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.
Sources: Dengeki, YouTube (AniplexUS)