Aniplex of America announced this afternoon at the Sword Art Online event panel, the latest film in the Sword Aart Online Progressive series, Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night will be getting a theatrical release in select theaters across the US and Canada beginning in February 2023. The announcement was followed by the release of the second English dub trailer for the movie.
The progressive series serves as an expanded retelling of Sword Arts’ first arc but this time from the very first stages of the epic adventure we all know and love. Originally a light novel, each volume covers one floor in the Sword Art Online game. The first movie that covered the light novels, Aria of a Starless Night, covered floor one and now the upcoming movie has us skipping to floor 5 of SAO meaning we’ll be skipping to the fourth volume of the series whose title is “Scherzo of Deep Night“. The first volume of SAO Progressive was released on October 10th, 2012, just 3 years after the first light novel of the original series was released. Sword Art Online Progressive has since gone on to publish 8 volumes with the latest one having been released on June 10th, 2021 in Japan and on June 7th, 2022 in English.
All the main cast members of the first Sword Art Online -Progressive- movie will be returning for Scherzo of Deep Night.
Watch the new English Dub trailer below and let us know if you plan on seeing the latest in the SAO Progressive movie series
Volume 4 of Sword Art Online: Progressive is described as:
Two months since they’ve been trapped in the death game that is Sword Art Online, Kirito and Asuna continue to struggle their way through the game. This brings them to the fight floor of Aincrad, a mazelike ruin where the two take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure held within. Upon returning to the fourth floor the two do some questing on Elf Lord Yofilis’ behalf. Soon after Asuna is forced to face one of her least favorite monsters ever…