Game developer/publisher Gust of Atelier and Ar tonelico fame, now owned by Tecmo Koei, has kicked off February with a questionnaire to gauge fan interest for potential games. This one is sure to catch the attention of anime fans with One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, One-Punch Man Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online listed as hypothetical collaborations. More after the jump.
Max Factory and Good Smile Company are working through a trio of Sword Art Online ALO poseable figma figures, with Undine "Berserk Healer" Asuna out in December and Sylph Leafa in the pipeline. Next up is Spriggan Kirito, still not scheduled, but with a prototype previewed.
In March of 2016, composer Yuki Kajiura will be performing a series of concerts entitled "Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#13 ～featuring SWORD ART ONLINE～" in Tokyo and Osaka, and pre-sale tickets are currently being offering using a lottery style drawing. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sword Art Online TV anime director Tomohiko Ito and character designer Shingo Adachi are set to reunite for an anime movie with story by series light novel author Reki Kawahara, set after the Mother's Rosario arc that wrapped up the second season. Starting off 2016, while promoting his work on this season's ERASED anime, Ito mentioned that the SAO movie is currently being storyboard, and more.
Bandai's Ichiban Kuji has prepared their latest Sword Art Online Ichiban Kuji prize lottery. Sold at character goods shops this week, Maid World presents the ladies of SAO (sorry, no Kirito this time), in theme cafe attire. It's accompanied by a set of special voice greetings, the first of which, featuring Asuna (CV. Haruka Tomatsu), is now online. Get a look after the jump.
Kadokawa's digital manga platform Comic Walker has begun running an adapation of Sword Art Online spin-off light novel series SAO Alternative - Gun Gale Online, the fourth volume which, entitled "3rd Squad Jam Betrayer's Choice (I)" is scheduled for March 10th. Tadadi Tamori adapts the spin-off from Reki Kawahara and Kino's Journey author/gun enthuiast Keiichi Sigsawa. More after the jump.
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition has a new pair of Sword Art Online fighters available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita in Japan. Yuuki (playable) and LLENN (support) are free to download between now and January 31, after which they will join the rest of the paid DLC. See them in action after the jump.
While the Christmas promotion in Sword Art Online in smartphone game Code Register has been going strong, the game has begun celebrating its first anniversary with an idol event, running through this Saturday. Rare cards like Captivating Peridot Leafa and Innocent Carnelian Silica (who apparently came up with these gem themed names) lead up to an "Idol in Fairy World!" quest on the 28th that will offer an otoko no ko idol Kirito card.