English "Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale-" Trailer Presented

Site explains movie's concepts

Following the premiere of a new trailer for 2017's Sword Art Online movie, now titled " -Ordinal Scale," as well as a visual and character designs by light novel illustratror abec,  Aniplex of America has posted an English version of the movie and launched an English site that explains the feature's new concepts. 




AR (Augmented Reality) Type Information Terminal “Augma”

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”

“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.




Original Story -Reki Kawahara
(Dengeki Bunko / ASCII MEDIA WORKS)
Original Illustration & Character Design Concept - abec
Music - Yuki Kajiura
Director - Tomohiko Ito
Character Design - Shingo Adachi
Animation Production - A-1 Pictures


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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