.hack//G.U. Last Recode Reveals ‘Begins’ Physical Switch Edition Including Soundtrack, Manga & Artbook; New Trailer

Bandai Namco has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch release of .hack//G.U. Last Recode, sharing more story scenes and in-game footage. Further, the publisher’s Twitter account announced that this release would have an exclusive physical edition on their store dubbed the ‘Begins Edition.’ Aside from the full game, this edition also includes the official soundtrack and the manga, plus an artbook.

The ‘Begins Edition’ is currently available for pre-order and priced at $59.99, but it is also worth taking Bandai Namco’s shipping costs into account.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode brings together four massive RPG experiences to form one epic compelling story for fans and newcomers to the franchise,” said Summer Nguyen, Associate Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We’re so excited to bring the game to Nintendo Switch for the 20-year-anniversary of the series, and we can’t wait to see how fans celebrate with .hack//G.U. Last Recode!”

You can view the new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch release of .hack//G.U. Last Recode 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 will be available on Switch on March 10, 2022. The game is currently available on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.


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