Sword Art Online: Unleash Blading mobile game released a new opening song that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the launch. The new OP features scenes from the Moon Cradle arc of the original Sword Art Online light novel series.
The video also shows some minor scenes from the movie Sword Art Online Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-, which premiered in Japan on October 30, 2021.
About Sword Art Online: Unleash Blading Game
Sword Art Online: Unleash Blading, initially launched as Alicization Rising Steel, is a game from Bandai Namco Entertainment, released on November 20, 2019. The name change happened after the Moon Cradle arc was introduced into the story. Updates based on the anime film Sword Art Online Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night- will also be added.
You can also watch the commercial for the game’s second anniversary below:
About Sword Art Online: Moon Cradle (Spoilers Ahead)
Sword Art Online: Moon Cradle refers to the 19th and 20th volumes of Reki Kawahara’s SAO light novel series. The story follows Kirito and Asuna after the events of the Alicization: War of the Underworld. Volume 19 of the light novel series came out in February 2017, while the 20th followed in September of the same year.
You can read the Synopsis of Moon Cradle arc below:
After three hundred years of conflict, a new era begins for the Underworld. The Lost Child of Vecta, who seemed to appear out of nowhere, has defeated the Dark God and given the world its first taste of peace. The human realm and dark realm have begun to intermingle, sparking the beginning of a much-needed cultural exchange. But while some see this as an opportunity to bury the hatchet and move forward, others are determined to sow the seeds of chaos anew. High in Central Cathedral, Apprentice Integrity Knight Ronie Arabel’s heart sinks as she receives foreboding words from Swordsman Delegate Kirito:”At this rate, there’s going to be another war.”Yen Press