The world of MMOs will never be the same. Well, it will, but there’s a thing to be said for drama.

Yesterday, Australian publisher Madman Entertainment started streaming a new teaser trailer for Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale-. The two-minute promo is a subtitled version of the film’s fourth trailer.

Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- will hit Japanese theaters on February 18. Ticket sales for the North American theatrical run opened in January. The film will début on March 9 as a one-day “Fathom Event”, which will serve as a launch for a wider national release. Prior to the March 9 event, Aniplex will host a première event on March 1, in Hollywood.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- was first unveiled at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival on October 4, 2015. Tomohiko Ito 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 Yuki: Haruka Tomatsu
  • Rika Shinozaki/Lizbeth: Ayahi Takagaki
  • Suguha Kirigaya/Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Klein: Hiroaki Hirata
  • Andrew Gilbert Mills/Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Yui: Kanae Ito
  • Shino Asada/Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro
  • Keiko Ayano/Silica: Rina Hidaka
  • Akihiko Kayaba: Kouichi Yamadera

Aniplex of America describes the movie 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.

Source: Twitter (Madman)