The new film Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night from the Sword Art Online (SAO) light novel franchise was originally announced to be released on February 10, 2023 in India by PVR Pictures, but now PVR has said that they have postponed the release, the date is yet to be announced.
We regret to inform our #SwordArtOnline community that the release of Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night has been postponed. However, we plan to release the movie at a later date, so stay tuned and follow our page.— PVR Pictures (@PicturesPVR) February 11, 2023
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The film released in Japan in on October 22, 2023 and has made more than ¥1 billion ($8 million) in the box office. The film is based on the Sword Art Online: Progressive light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec and a sequel to the 2021 film Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night. The staff and cast from the first film reprised their roles, including production by A-1 Pictures and direction by Ayako Kōno, with character designs by Kento Toya and music by Yuki Kajiura.
Well this is a bummer for long-time SAO fans, who were eagerly waiting for the release, now we are all waiting for the new date to be announced.
The film is described as:
Two months have passed since the deadly game began, and Kirito and Asuna continue to make progress. They stop for treasure, but then they must face Asuna’s least favorite monster.