Bandai Namco has officially announced that .hack//G.U. Last Recode, the compilation of CyberConnect2’s beloved trilogy of .hack action RPGs, will feature a brand new fourth episode. While it doesn’t have an official English name yet, it’ll take place after the events of Vol. 3. Haseo will find himself back into the digital world of The World R:2 as he tries to save his friend Ovan.
Here’s the full announcement:
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe today released new assets for .hack//G.U. Last Recode, a collection of the three .hack//G.U. action RPG titles remastered with 1080p resolution, 16:9 widescreen picture, 60fps frame rate, balance changes and additional features. .hack//G.U. Last Recode will be available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system (physical and digital) and PC later this year.
The new assets highlight one of these new features – a brand new fourth episode detailing events 1 year and 3 months after .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption! Haseo has quit the The World R:2 (the MMORPG which the .hack//G.U. games take place in) after the events of .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption, but has received a mysterious email hinting at the location of his friend Ovan, who was thought to have disappeared. With the announcement of The World R:2 ending its service on 31st December, 2018, Haseo must once again log into the game and save his friend before time runs out. The 5th form of Haseo will be also unveiled with a new Job Extend from Haseo’s Xth form, and new characters and dungeons will be included into the adventure.
Check out a bunch of the fourth episode’s screenshots below:
.Hack//G.U. Last Recode Screens Show Off Fourth Episode
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is currently planned to release later this year for PlayStation 4 and PC. The physical edition can be pre-ordered now at select retailers, and will launch alongside the digital version of the action role-playing games.