Bandai Namco Entertainment’s upcoming smartphone RPG Sword Art Online Alicization Rising Steel debuts its opening movie during the “Sword Art Online TGS Special Stage” held today (14th September) at Tokyo Game Show 2019.
Animated by A-1 Pictures, the opening movie showcases the thrilling adventure of Kirito, who awakes in a virtual world called the “Underworld”. It also showcased the theme song, “Selfrontier”, which is performed by Japanese singer ASCA.
Details of new game character Eydis Synthesis Ten, is also revealed. She will be voiced by Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜). As the tenth Integrity Knight, Eydis is currently in charge of a site near the eastern border. She is Considered a top-tier combatant amongst her fellow Integrity Knights and her fighting style combines Sacred Arts with swordsmanship.
The event has also invited Kirito’s voice Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (松岡 禎丞) and Silica’s voice Rina Hidaka (日高 里菜) on the stage. Eydis’ voice Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜) also comes as a surprise guest when the character is revealed. The project is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Sword Art Online.
▲ Voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (松岡 禎丞)
▲ Voice actress Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜)
The release date of the game is not yet confirmed and a global version is also expected to come. More information about the game can be checked here.