Namco Bandai Games Announces Special Edition for .hack//GU Vol 1: Rebirth

.hack®//G.U.™ Vol.1: Rebirth™

Exclusive Bundle Available In Select Retailers This October

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 18, 2006) – Leading video games
publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that
.hack(R)//G.U.(TM) Vol.1: Rebirth(TM) will be shipping to retail on
October 24, exclusively for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment
system. In addition, a Special Edition of .hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth will
be available through an exclusive pre-order program with GameStop and
EB Games.

About the Special Edition:

The Special Edition will be available exclusively at GameStop and EB
Games stores, as well as online through and
The limited run of the Special Edition will include an exclusive Haseo
action figure, complete with detailed weapons, and the exciting Terminal

The Terminal Disc features an exclusive story compilation of the
previous .hack games and other surprises. It will allow fans, both old and
new, to catch up on the history of .hack by viewing a synopsis and
movies from the last four .hack games.

.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth will retail for $39.99 and the Special
Edition will be available for $49.99.

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About .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth:

What if what you do as a player in a game impacted your real world?
What is reality? .hack has pursued this innovative concept in the
previous four-part series where “The World” was ultimately destroyed. Years
after the events of the first .hack series, “The World” was rebuilt.
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth is an entirely new installment to the .hack
universe and the beginning of a new trilogy.

As a new player, you are saved on your first day in “The World” from
several Player Killers (PKs) by a mysterious man. From this day on, you
have dedicated your time to hunt down PKs, and have become known
throughout “The World” as the feared “Terror of Death.”

Rumors spread in “The World” that the legendary PK you have been
searching for has surfaced, and you must now set out to find “it.” Your
world is thrown into chaos when you finally encounter this PK, and are
defeated by him…

Game Features:

• Delve deeper into “The World” – Featuring an enthralling all new
storyline that builds upon the excitement of the first .hack series
• Special items for .hack fans – Utilize your save data from the first
.hack series and unlock a special surprise
• Realistic interactions – Communicate with your partners using the
all-new communication features and an upgraded interface
• 2 Major Battle Systems – Battle as Haseo, or fight as the avatar
Skeith in the new Avatar Battle System
• Strengthen your alliances! – Form a guild with other PCs; share
information, trade items, and reap the benefits of their knowledge


About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is an interactive entertainment
software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a
subsidiary of the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc. based in
Cypress, CA.

On September 29, 2005, Bandai Co., Ltd. and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a
management integration to form NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. This step was
taken to compete more effectively on the global stage in the
fast-changing entertainment industry and to deliver further growth.

The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment group
involved in business fields ranging from toys, amusement facilities, video
game software and visual software, to apparel, sundries and network

As previous separate entities (Namco Hometek Inc. and Bandai Games
Inc.) the companies were each known for creating some of the industry's top
video game franchises including: Tamagotchi(R), Tekken(R),
SOULCALIBUR(R), Dead to Rights(R),

Pac-Man(R) World(TM), Digimon(R), Ridge Racer(R), Time Crisis(R) and
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.hack (R) //G.U.(TM)&(c) 2006 NAMCO BANDAI (c) 2006 NAMCO BANDAI Games

Vol. 1: Rebirth is a trademark of NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

“PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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