We all knew that Ordinal Scale was coming and the recent announcement by Aniplex of its Spring 2017 release had fans excited that perhaps a season 3 might be on the way. For now we will get a movie. Revealed at Anime Expo this weekend, the first visuals and trailer for the new film was released.
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, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…
On top of the recently revealed trailer and visuals we also got some character visuals. Check out all the new looks for your favorite characters.
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