.hack//G.U. Last Recode RPGs' 'Rebirth' Trailer Previews Story Scenes

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
PS4, PC compilation slated for November 1 in Japan, November 3 in N. America, late 2017 in Europe

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new trailer for .hack//G.U. Last Recode, its HD remaster of the .hack//G.U. games, on Monday. The trailer, titled "Rebirth," previews some scenes from the games' story.

The compilation will launch in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 1, and on November 3 in North America. It will get a physical release for PlayStation 4 in North America. The release is also slated to ship in Europe in late 2017. As in the Americas, the compilation will be be available in Europe both physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, and digitally for Steam.

The release will include remastered and enhanced versions of the .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce, and .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption games. It will also add a new "Vol. 4" that takes place after the original story. Ovan will be able to battle with Haseo as a party member in "Vol. 4." The HD remaster marks the .hack series' 15th anniversary.

The upcoming release will feature new elements that “make it feel like a new game.” The full-HD remaster will have high-definition movies, including all movies from the Terminal Disk that bundled with the special edition of .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth. System improvements will include an added retry function, Cheat Mode, and rebalanced avatar battles. The release will increase movement speed, item slots, battle tempo, Skeith's shooting speed, and other systems. In addition, "Haseo with an unfamiliar look" will appear.

The original .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth role-playing game shipped for PlayStation 2 in Japan and North America in 2006. .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce shipped in Japan in 2006 and in North America in 2007. .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption shipped in Japan and North America in 2007. The games inspired a manga, light novel, and the .hack//G.U. Trilogy anime film. Bandai Entertainment and Funimation released the anime on DVD in North America.

[Via Gematsu]

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