.hack 20th Anniversary Art Book, Soundtrack Set & More Announced

Developer CyberConnect2 has revealed a slew of new merchandise for the .hack franchise’s 20-year anniversary.

Our team’s Ryuji has translated the information, viewable below:

Game Art Works .hack//20th Vol.1

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  • Release Date: January 25, 2023
  • Art Book Individual: ¥3,750
  • Art Book Deluxe Set: ¥11,000

A 160 A4-sized page art book containing all sorts of illustrations from the .hack series!

Pre-orders begin on December 20, 2022, through the CC2STORE International Store.

However, if you personally go to CC2’s Comiket booth (held on Dec 30 and 31), you can get the art book before everyone else! And for just ¥3,500, too. 

The Deluxe Set is pictured below and contains the following:

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Paper Bag

A bag that features colors that match the primary color of the art book. The material provides high durability and strength.

Acrylic Plate

An A4-sized acrylic plate that’s the same size as the book, with the beautiful illustration by Seiichiro Hosokawa.

Muffler Towel and Pin Badge

A muffler towel and a pin badge with the logo on it

LieN .hack//20th Best Vol. 1~3

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  • Release Date: January 25, 2023

You can either get the three CDs separately for ¥2,750 or a complete box with all three for ¥8,800.

Just like the Art book, you can also go personally to CC2’s Comiket booth (held on Dec 30 and 31) and get the soundtrack CDs at a reduced price before they officially hit the stores. 

Vol.1(12 tracks)

Featured Titles:

  • .hack//INFECTION
  • hack//MUTATION
  • .hack//OUTBREAK
  • .hack//QUARANTINE
  • hack//G.U. TRILOGY
  • .hack//New World

Vol.2(13 tracks)

Featured Titles:

  • hack//G.U.
  • .hack//The Movie: Beyond the World

Vol.3(12 tracks)

Featured Titles:

  • .hack//Link
  • Guilty Dragon: Tsumi Ryuu to Yattsu no Noroi
  • .hack//G.U. Last Recode

*NOTE: Each volume’s song list has one song with “NEW TRACK!” written in parenthesis.

The art book’s full cover illustration is viewable below, alongside previews of its contents:

Developed by CyberConnect2, .hack// is a multimedia franchise that includes multiple games, anime, manga, and novels. While the original PS2 quadrilogy 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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