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A sequel to Sword Art Online has been announced following the ending of Sword Art Online: Extra Edition, a special OVA (Original Video Animation) episode that was aired just before the new years.
Titled Sword Art Online II, the anime will kick off with a brand new game in which Kirito joins called Gun Gale Online (GGO). Designed by an American company called Zakar, GGO's primary choice of weapons are of course Guns making it a bit different from SAO and ALfeim which traditionally used Swords and magic as a means of combat.
In addition to the announcement, the official website revealed some more information about the Second Series including a title to the new arc - "Phantom Bullet" as well as a promotional video (PV) which confirms the 2014 air date alongside a short teaser of the brand new heroine, Asada Shino's avatar.
Sword Art Online 2 discussion thread here.
It has been confirmed that Sword Art Online Season 2 will join the summer anime line up and will air in JULY. The Sword Art Online Panel officially confirmed the air date during their event at Dengeki Game Festival 2014.
Alongside the air date, a new visual image for the series was also released showcasing the new heroine - Asada Shino and her Gun Gale Online avatar:
Some more news has just hit with an official air date of the 5th of July as well as a 15 second hype trailer by German Facebook group peppermint anime.
Click here for a link to the trailer
Another Hype Trailer has just been revealed! For those interested in the song, it's titled "Ignite" by Eir Aoi and is scheduled for a full release on the 20th of August.
You can view Sword Art Online 2 for FREE on Crunchyroll