.hack Series Returns With HD Remastered Trilogy .hack//G.U. Last Recode

The original "trapped in an online game" series is making its way to modern consoles.

Bandai Namco has announced the upcoming release of .hack//G.U. Last Recode, an HD remaster of the .hack//G.U. trilogy of the PlayStation 2 .hack JRPG series. The collection will feature full 1080p graphics, high definition cutscenes, backgrounds and UI, and 60 FPS support.

In addition to graphical enhancements, there are also quite a few new gameplay improvements as well. These improvements include a retry function, a cheat mode, increased movement speed, more item slots, added item menu shortcut and sort functions, consecutive usage for specific items, increased weapon skill rates, increased experience points gains, and weakening of some of the more powerful enemies.

2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the .hack series, and is also the same year .hack//G.U. occurs. According to the president of CyberConnect 2 and director of Project .hack, Hiroshi Matsuyama, there are other plans in the works for .hack's 15th anniversary as well.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and PC. A release date has not yet been announced but players should expect it to release sometime later this year. A western release has not yet been confirmed.

Stay tuned to Gameskinny for more .hack//G.U. Last Recode news as it develops. 

Published Jun. 13th 2017

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