The Opening Movie of .hack//G.U. Volume 1 Has Been Remastered for Last Recode

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is more than just a port of the PlayStation 2 G.U. titles–it’s a remastering of the three volumes with a new fourth volume added in. So, it’s not surprise that the opening of the first volume of G.U.Rebirth, would also get a facelift. You can take a look at it now, though, and see the remastered graphics in action.

Here is the remastered opening for Rebirth:

Also, learn a bit more about Last Recode:

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 into 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.

Don’t forget about the new fourth episode, Resurrection:

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.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode will launch on November 3 for the PlayStation 4.