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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale DVD Confirms Season 3 on Its Way?

Sword Art Online Season 3 on the way?
UPDATE 3/25/18: Sword Art Online’s season 3 release date has been announced for October.

UPDATE 10/1/17: Indeed SAO’s third season was officially confirmed, as well as well as a spin off series based on the Alternative Gun Gale Online novels. Click here for more details.

Back when Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale first hit Japanese theaters, we reported that the post-credits sequence included the text “SAO will return,” which many saw as confirmation of a third season for the series.

Now the home video release of Ordinal Scale is further confirming that more SAO is on its way in some way, shape or form.

While the theatrical release read “SAO will return” in English, the text on the Blu-ray/DVD release is in Japanese, and goes into a bit more detail. Translated, it reads:

“After the main feature, there is a teaser for a new work. Please look forward to it.”

That post-credits teaser includes the line “welcome to Rath,” which is a reference to the SAO novels’ Alicization Arc. That arc takes place after what’s been shown in the TV series and movie so far.

Will this “new work” be season 3 of the series, another film or something else entirely? We may find out October 1 during an event set to take place in Akihabara.

Source: Otakomu via ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.