'Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale' Gets Digital Release

It’s no secret; Anime Blu-rays and DVDs are expensive. Adding an animated film to your [...]

It's no secret; Anime Blu-rays and DVDs are expensive. Adding an animated film to your collection can be a costly endeavor, so fans are always happy to see their favorite movies hit digital streaming.So, if you have been holding out on Sword Art Online's film, you do not have to any longer. After all, the debut feature did just hit digital release.

Not long ago, Aniplex of America confirmed Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale can now be found on digital release. Platforms like Vudu, iTunes, and the Microsoft Store all carry the film's basic edition. The licenser assured fans the film will be sold on Amazon Video and the PlayStation Video store at a later date.

Right now, it looks like there is a price cut for the digital release. You can nab the film on iTunes for $15 or rent it for $5. The film's standard DVD will cost you nearly $30 if you order it right now.

If you have not kept up with Sword Art Online's debut film, you can catch up on the title now. The synopsis can be read below:

'The NerveGear, the world's first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022…a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality). 4 years later…. A next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear's successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its most popular title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, "Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS)."

Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they're about to find out that it isn't all fun and games…"

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