Fans of Sword Art Online will get to re-experience the Aincrad storyline in the form of the Sword Art Online Progressive movie—Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night—which opens in Japanese theaters on October 30. The feature is also bringing a staple of the series back for more with the announcement that LiSA will sing the theme song, “Yuke.”
The song sees LiSA teaming up with YOASOBI writer Ayase, with the former handling lyrics while the latter composes. The single will be released on October 15, two weeks before the movie opens. Prior to this, LiSA performed the opening theme for the first Sword Art Online season, “Crossing Field,” as well as the first Sword Art Online movie’s theme, “Catch the Moment.”
Here’s one of the earlier Sword Art Online Progressive trailers:
Yen Press publishes the Sword Art Online Progressive novels in English and describes them:
‘There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…’ One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead. Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive? Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna’s epic adventure–on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!
When the movie opens in Japan, it will also be available on IMAX screens.
Via Comic Natalie