.hack//G.U. Last Recode Game's Launch Trailer Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
HD remaster shipped Friday in N. America

Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a short launch trailer for .hack//G.U. Last Recode, its HD remaster of the .hack//G.U. games, on Friday. It also streamed a longer version of the launch trailer on Monday.

In addition, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming an English-subtitled interview with game producer Hidetoshi Sato and game director Hiroshi Matsuyama.

The compilation launched in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 1, and on November 3 in North America. It has 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 includes 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 also adds a new "Vol. 4" that takes place after the original story. Ovan is able to battle with Haseo as a party member in "Vol. 4." The HD remaster marks the .hack series' 15th anniversary.

The full-HD remaster has 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 include an added retry function, Cheat Mode, and rebalanced avatar battles. The release increases movement speed, item slots, battle tempo, Skeith's shooting speed, and other systems.

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.

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