.hack Reveals 20th Anniversary Merchandise; Plushes, Acrylic Stands & More + Worldwide Shipping

CyberConnect2 has announced that a vast number of .hack merchandise is available for pre-order from their online storefront to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

There are two sets of acrylic stands fans can purchase, either separately (¥770) or as a bundle (¥7,700), comprising chibi versions of several characters.

Secondly, rolls of masking tape (¥495) also depicting chibi versions of the characters are available for pre-order.

Then, there are many illustration panels (¥16,500) of twenty selectable characters.

Lastly, plushes of Kite and Haseo (¥5,940 each), the protagonists of the original four games and G.U., respectively, are available for pre-order, with plushes of .hack//Link’s and .hack//SIGN’s protagonists in development.

The pre-order window for every aforementioned item lasts until July 2, Japan Time. However, the provided release dates are a tad odd. The Japanese text on the store pages for each item says August 28, 2023, while the English text just below says August 14, 2023.

The company also confirmed that worldwide shipping is available only via the WorldShipping service.

You can view images of the new .hack 20th-anniversary merchandise via our gallery below:

For more information, you can check out these products’ dedicated hub page.

CyberConnect2 launched twenty virtual backgrounds for the 20th anniversary of the .hack series.

Another celebratory event for the .hack series’ 20th anniversary was a series of 11 vocal performances by artist LieN.

Developed by CyberConnect2, .hack// is a multimedia franchise that includes multiple games, anime, manga, and novels. While the original PS2 quadrology took place in the fictional VRMMORPG The World:R1 and followed the adventures of Kite and Black Rose, the G.U. games focus on Haseo’s search for Tri-Edge in the revised The World R:2.

Besides the new fourth entry, the remastered collection includes improved gameplay, higher-resolution graphics, and new character models. This consists of a better frame rate and fixes to some systems that initially held back the experience, with adjustments that streamlined the experience and made it up to par with more modern quality expectations.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is currently available on PlayStation 4, PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.

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