Announced at the Dengeki Bunko Haru no Saiten 2016 event, Aniplex of America announced the recent news to the upcoming Sword Art Online film and released a trailer. The movie will be in theaters 2017. The film is titled as “Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale”, and the visual was made by light novel illustrator abec.
Here is what is new for this film courtesy to Crunchyroll. The film will use AR (Augmented Reality) Type Information Terminal “Augma” and Ordinal Scale.
AR (Augmented Reality) Type Information Terminal “Augma”
A next-generation, wearable multi-device that looks like a pair of small headphones. In terms of size and portability, it is far superior to the existing VR machine “Amusphere.” Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function, however, its AR function is greatly enhanced to compensate for it. It can transmit visual, audio and tactual sensation data to players while they are awake, thus enabling the users to enjoy fitness and health management like a game.
“Ordinal Scale,” an ARMMO-RPG that was designed exclusively for “Augma.”
Following its release, it has become the most discussed game due to its advanced technology. In this game, players can raise their rank by collecting items that appear in various places in the real world and by defeating monsters. This “Ranking System” is the main feature of the game, and in this system, each player’s status is determined by their rank which is indicated by an ordinal number instead of a cardinal number. As the result, high ranking players are given overwhelming power and often rank has become a major factor in deciding the outcome of a PvP battle.
Also announced at the event and made by Reki Kawahara, it is also announced that the voice actresses Yumi Hara and Yuuki Nanri will return to lend their voice for the anime. They previously helped in the game “Accel World – Kasoku no Chiten- for PS3 and PSP. Also KOTOKO x ALTIMA will perform the theme song “Plasma Fire” for the song. Last be not least, the film will be played in 24 theaters in Japan on July 23. More theaters will be added later.