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New Sword Art Online Project Confirmed With Movie Ending

The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film opened in Japan on Saturday, and it ended with a teaser that said “SAO will return.” This confirms that a new project will be available for Sword Art Online in the near future. No further details of the new project was revealed at this point.

Yen Press is publishing the novels and manga in North America, and describes the series:

In the year 2022,​ gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online – a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other – opens its virtual doors.​ Now players can take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear,​ a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience.​
When the game goes live,​ the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that,​ for all its amazing features,​ SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG: a log-out button.​ Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad,​ their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world,​ users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one-hundred floors of Aincrad to regain their freedom.​ In the warped world of SAO,​ “game over” means death – both virtual and real.​..

The Sword Art Online series has two television anime adaptations, an anime special, and the current anime film. It has also inspired multiple manga series, games, and a virtual reality demonstration in Japan.