For many otakus out there, Sword Art Online (SAO) is considered to be one of the most overrated animes today. However, for me as a fan and blogger, the show ignites my imagination of the implications it can probably happen in the future of technology.
Just in case, I need to put on a SPOILER ALERT.
SAO is a anime based on a visual novel where the characters are trapped on a virtual reality game, Sword Art Online. Players use a “Nerve Gear” which allows them to immerse into a computer generated environment. However, when the developer turned SAO into a death game, the option to logout was removed and removing the nerve gear from the outside results to damage to the nerves. There is only one way to get out of the trap — clearing the game.
Well, that is enough for the synopsis. The anime franchise becomes very popular that it produce several online RPG games model into it, a movie, and another second season. This coming February a new season is set to kick off in Japan.
The movie is entitled, “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”.
The upcoming movie offers an interesting premise since it features augmented reality. It basically revolutionizes the gaming experience from the previous seasons.
These three trailers are successful. They entice me to look forward for the film. It kind of reminds me of Pokemon GO though since it is the first augmented reality game (sorry Ingress) that affected the entire population in a massive way.
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale will be one testament of the increasingly blurring of the boundaries of the virtual world and the real world. Both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will simultaneously guide us to that direction.