Canada Gets a 3-Day Screening for Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie

by TechGeek Team

SAO Ordinal Scale US Theaters screening release dateSword Art Online Ordinal Scale anime movie US release dateWhile of course Japan gets the first dibs when the anime movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale is shown on February 18, 2017 in about 150 theaters there, US-based fans of the massively popular anime series will have a chance to catch a screening in select theaters for a one-night event only on March 9.

Although there is also a Hollywood “Premiere” event held by Aniplex of America on March 1, Canadian fans of SAO will get to enjoy a 3-day screening of Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie that will be available at Cineplex theaters in Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Here’s the movie’s synopsis:

3 Day screening in Canadian TheatersIn 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, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…


PSN (PLAYSTATION Network) users in Japan also got a lucky sneak peek at Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale when the first 12 minutes the anime film was uploaded to watch for free. The clip shows the “normal” life interactions between Kirito and his harem ~Ahem*, that is to say “Group” of friends eat at a familiar restaurant (Wagnaria).