When it comes to anime, Sword Art Online remains as one of the top franchise regarding popularity. Both new comers and hardcore anime lovers adored the series especially when the first full-length movie titled “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale was released earlier this year. Though the film is a worldwide success, there are still few that missed its theatrical release and are waiting for the DVD and Blu-ray release. Fortunately, the long wait will be finally over after a couple of months as the folks behind the movie officially announced the official release date of the home video versions.

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Aniplex USA mentioned in a tweet that the film’s DVD and Blu-ray version will be available this coming December 19 and pre-orders are now available.

There will be two versions of the “Ordinal Scale” Blu-ray where the standard version will include the theatrical release.

There will also be an audio commentary from the creators and the Japanese cast voice actors that include Tomohiko Ito (director), Shingo Adachi (character designer), Reki Kawahara (original author& screen play), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito), Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna) and Sayaka Kanda (Yuna). A short film titled “Sword Art OFFline: Ordinal Scale” was also included in the package and all in all, it will be available at $39.98.

As for the limited edition, it will come with everything in the standard package with an addition of a deluxe booklet, collectible box, and a bonus music CD that contained songs sung by the girls of “Sword Art Online.” The tracks will include Ubiquitous dB – Special ver.

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by Asuna and Silica, Break Beat Bark! – Special ver. by Lisbeth and Sinon, and Longing – movie ver. as well as Smile for you movie ver.- by Yuna. The Blu-ray limited edition will be available for $69.98. DVD versions, on the other hand, will not feature any of the Blu-ray’s special offers and will be available for $29.98.

Season 3 of animations series teased

The franchise has created a tremendous momentum for the series with the recent success of “Ordinal Scale, ” and it seems that the animation team will soon follow up with the highly anticipated season 3. Those who saw the movie saw it coming as the film ended with a teaser saying “SAO will return,” “SAO will come back.”

Additionally, the publisher for the light novel series, Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works) announce that news regarding the series will be announced in the Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2017 on October 1 at UDX & Belle (Akihabara, Tokyo). There will be a panel that will give particular attention to games but not limited to it. For now, let’s just patiently wait for updates on “Sword Art Online” season 3.