.hack//G.U. Last Recode is releasing on November 3 in North America for PlayStation 4, Bandai Namco announced today. As we learned last month, a physical version will also be available at launch, priced at $49.99 USD.
If you need to get caught up on .hack//G.U., Bandai Namco’s Randy Le offered up this refresher:
For those of you who are new to the series or need a quick refresher (it has been a while), the .hack//G.U. series takes place in 2017 (!?) where players follow Haseo’s journey as he hunts down Player Killers(PKs), players who kill other players, in a MMORPG called The World. Haseo logs into the game to pursue one PK in particular, Tri-Edge – the player who defeated his friend Shino in-game and put her nto a coma in the real world. From there on, Haseo trains to get stronger to find and defeat Tri-Edge and avenge Shino, all the while uncovering the mysteries of AIDA, a strange computer anomaly that infects players. The series takes place over three episodes; Vol.1//Rebirth, Vol.2//Reminisce, and Vol.3//Redemption.
In-game, there will be the Terminal Disc footage, which is a series of videos that provides details on the first series and gives context for the upcoming journey.
There’s lots of new content in Last Recode, including the fourth episode, Reconnection:
The MMORPG “The World” has announced that their service will be coming to an end on December 31st, 2018. Soon after that announcement, Haseo, who hasn’t logged into the World since the events of Vol.3//Redemption, receives a mysterious email. In this e-mail, Haseo finds a hint to where Ovan; an old friend, has been after they last saw each other. Haseo, once again logs into The World in order to save his comrade!
Along the way, a new character Kusabira, who’s mysterious intentions and past is unraveled throughout the new story, greets him.
Last Recode also comes with Haseo’s 5th Form, a Cheat Mode that maxes out your stats, increased movement speed outside of battles, increased damage to enemies, a reduction to stun time, an increase in experience points after each battle, a Retry Mode that lets you play the same battle again without having to start over, and 1080p/60fps visuals. A lot of the cutscenes have also been remastered.
The above trailer looks at the history of the series and offers further details on the new features.
Details on the European PS4 launch and PC launch weren’t given.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]