And minor correction
The Special edition of .hack//SIGN
- Login will be released on March 4th
, not March 18th
as stated in our ealier news item. The regular DVD will be released on March 18th
Excertps from Bandai Press Release:
Bandai Entertainment has announced the March 4, 2003 nationwide release for the .hack//SIGN - Login limited edition with collectors' DVD box set. The platinum series DVD will street March 18th.
Is it a game? Or is it a world? .hack//SIGN the anime series presents "The World," an engulfing, futuristic gaming environment where players log-on to test skills in virtual adventures and battles - whenever both realities collide, a whole new adventure unfolds. The story parallels current massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG) that have generated worldwide attention with the popularity of "Everquest" and other games, and follows Tsukasa as he searches for a way out of "The World" after becoming stuck while logged-in.
A runaway hit in Japan .hack//SIGN features character designs by famed illustrator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wings of Honneamise), a script by Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor), and is directed by Kouichi Mashimo (Noir).
Hailed by "Animerica" as "the ultimate synthesis of anime, manga, and video games," .hack//SIGN will make its North American television debut on the Cartoon Network in February 2003 and the video game, .hack//INFECTION (part 1) for the PlayStation®2 will be released on February 11th.
"We're very excited about the .hack franchise and with the release of the .hack//SIGN Limited Edition DVD, Bandai Entertainment continues to raise the bar for anime on DVD," said Jerry Chu, Marketing Manager, Bandai Entertainment.
The .hack//SIGN - Login limited edition collectors' DVD box will be available in only 15,000 units. An exclusive "Grunty" plush doll, t-shirt, original CD soundtrack, postcard set, stickers, .hack//INFECTION (part 1) for the PlayStation®2 demo game will be included with the purchase of the DVD box.
.hack//SIGN - LOGIN DVD features include:
· Interactive animated menus
· English/Japanese language with English subtitles option
· Anamorphic widescreen presentation
· Dolby Digital surround sound
· Dolby Digital isolated score audio track
· Textless opening
· Textless ending
· Character gallery
· .hack//INFECTION trailer
· Bandai Entertainment previews
Title: .hack//SIGN - LOGIN Limited Edition DVD Box Title: .hack//SIGN -
SRP: $64.98 SRP: $29.98
Order Cut-off Date: 1/21/03 Order Cut-off Date: 2/4/03
Street Date: 3/4/03 Street Date: 3/18/03
UPC: 669198221699 UPC: 669198221095
TRT: Approx. 125 min. TRT: Approx. 125 min.
Suggested Rating: 13UP Suggested Rating: 13UP