.hack Franchise 20th Anniversary Trailer; Celebratory Campaigns & Merchandise

Bandai Namco has released the 20th Anniversary trailer for the .hack franchise, signaling several celebratory campaigns consisting of the following:

  • .hack 20th Anniversary Book – July 19, 2022 release date; contains visuals and developer interviews spanning the entire series alongside original manga
  • .hack 20th Anniversary Exhibit from August 9, 2022, through August 28, 2022, in Yurakucho Marui residing within  Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • .hack 20th Game Art Works Book – December 2022 release window
  • .hack 20th Best -3 Albums Releasing in December 2022; Over 30 tracks + new ones

Several sales for publications will also be occurring exclusively in Japan, viewable via the official website. Additionally, the 20th Anniversary Twitter account will be sharing new information.

You can view the English and Japanese trailers for the .hack franchise’s 20th Anniversary below:

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 includes 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 and PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.


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