We are officially just over a week away from our release of Sword Art Online II: Part 1 arriving on DVD and Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD. (It’s released on Monday 21st September.) Today we want to give you a run down of everything you need to know about our Limited Collector’s Edition release. Read below for all the details and to see photos of the finished product.
WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
On day of release we can confirm that HMV retailers across the UK will be stocking this.
WHAT IS SWORD ART ONLINE II ABOUT?
If you’re not familiar with the series, this is the sequel to the popular series Sword Art Online. We suggest giving THIS blog post of ours about the first season a read.
Check out the trailer for Sword Art Online II below.
A year has passed since SAO was cleared. Summoned by Seijirou Kikuoka of the Virtual Division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Kazuto (Kirito) learns of a series of bizarre murders linked to the popular VR game, Gun Gale Online (GGO). After being shot in-game by a player calling himself Death Gun, two prominent GGO players have mysteriously turned up dead in the real world.
As Kazuto logs into GGO and starts investigating the mystery, he meets a girl sniper named Sinon who wields a Hecate II rifle. Is she friend or foe? Kirito enters the virtual world once more for an all-new adventure!
WHAT’S INSIDE? WHAT’S ON THE DISCS?
Our release of Sword Art Online II: Part 1 Limited Collector’s Edition comes packed in a rigid case, with a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x DVD and 1 x Blu-ray) along with a 52 page booklet containing information about the series translated from the original Japanese release.
But in addition to this (while stock lasts) Part 1 Collector’s Edition will come with a box to store all 4 volumes of our Sword Art Online II releases! We want to stress that no matter where you purchase the Collector’s Edition of Sword Art Online II: Part 1 on day of release you will receive the box with it.
When it comes to what’s on the discs, here is what you can expect:
- Episodes 1-7 of the series with both the English language dub and original Japanese audio with subtitles.
- Textless Opening title sequence: Phantom Bullet
- Special Animation “Sword Art Offline II” [Blu-ray disc exclusive extra]
- Original Web Previews [Blu-ray disc exclusive extra]
Want to see a preview from the show? You can watch a clip from the first episode below.
WHAT DOES THE FINISHED PRODUCT LOOK LIKE?
One of the special things we’ve done with this release is print both the rigid case and the box to store all 4 volumes with mirror board. This gives a great shiny reflective look and feel to the overall release. Take a look at the photos below of the finished product below.
And that ladies and gentlemen is our release of Sword Art Online II: Part 1 Limited Collector’s Edition, available from 21st September. We hope you’re excited for it. We certainly are!