Madman Entertainment have confirmed to us here at StG that the New Zealand / Australia release of the highly anticipated, first ever Sword Art Online – SWORD ART ONLINE: ORDINAL SCALE – has been set for March 9th, 2017.
SWORD ART ONLINE: ORDINAL SCALE follows Kirito and Asuna in an all-new story that takes place after the Mother’s Rosario arc!
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba. Called NerveGear, it was the first full-dive system and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market.
The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, and soon Kirito decides to join them. However, they’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…
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