Trilogy Comes to Finale as Namco Bandai Announces .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption

Jun 11th 2007
TRILOGY COMES TO A STRIKING FINALE AS NAMCO BANDAI ANNOUNCES .HACK(R)//G.U.(TM) VOL. 3: REDEMPTION(TM)

Answers are Revealed in Climactic Conclusion of Near-Futuristic Journey

SANTA CLARA, CA - June 11, 2007 - Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America Inc. announced today that the compelling .hack trilogy returns with a powerful conclusion in .hack (R)//G.U.(TM) Vol. 3: Redemption(TM). Available Fall 2007 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption logs gamers back into the engaging MMO (massive multiplayer online) setting where the lines of reality are blurred and danger lurks around every corner. Delivering an epic action-RPG experience, gamers must overcome evil and restore balance to "The World."

"The first two installments of the .hack//G.U. Trilogy have drawn players into 'The World' with compelling characters, addictive gameplay, and a riveting storyline," said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, Namco Bandai Games America Inc. "Delivering a captivating conclusion, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption will have fans on the edge of their seat from start to finish."

Continuing where the second installment left off, in .hack//G.U Vol. 3: Redemption Haseo discovers that old enemies have returned and some friends have turned against him. And with the mysterious evil that once lurked only within the confines of the MMO now causing havoc in the real world, Haseo and his friends must overcome impending doom and restore balance to both realities.

In .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, players can utilize an enhanced battle system in which both Haseo and his Avatar Skeith will evolve into new forms to utilize more powerful attacks. Haseo can also obtain a new Awakening mode to deliver extreme damage to enemies. Having so much more power isn't fun if you can't share it! Players can now choose from 22 unique characters to join Haseo's party, explore two new towns, and conquer two new dungeons. With new enemies, more steam bike parts and steam bike missions, new cards for the popular Crimson VS card battle game, and the final tier of the Arena Battles, players won't want to log out of .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption.

For more information on .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, visit: www.namcobandaigames.com

About Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN(R), SOULCALIBUR(R), Naruto(TM), and Tekken(R) brands. For more information about Namco Bandai Games America Inc. and our products, log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.

.hack(R)//G.U.(TM) & (C) 2007 NAMCO BANDAI. (C) 2007 Namco Bandai Games Inc. Redemption is a trademark of Namco Bandai Games America. Namco Bandai Games logo is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI. Published and distributed by Namco Bandai Games America Inc. .hack and related characters, names, logos, distinctive likenesses, drawings and other images contained in this product are the exclusive property of NAMCO BANDAI. Used under license from NAMCO BANDAI. All rights reserved.

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