Bandai Namco are bringing the second wave of PlayStation 2 .hack//G.U. RPGs to PC for Japanese gamers.
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The games are coming as a bundle of HD remasters to PC and PlayStation 4 as .hack//G.. Last Recode, though a western release has yet to be confirmed. To clarify, these aren’t part of the original four .hack titles including .hack//Infection, .hack//Mutation, .hack//Outbreak, and .hack//Quarantine. These titles are based on a second, separate trilogy, all spawning from the anime series .hack//Sign.
According to the latest issue of Famitsu (via RPG Site) the games will be running at 1080p at 60 fps with additional features, balance implements, and other features like skippable cutscenes, a more expansive item inventory, and faster movement speed.
The .hack//G.U. games, like their predecessors, take place in a fictional MMO so you’re essentially playing a game inside of a game. Players take up the role of Haseo, who’s tasked with hunting an MMO player named Tri-Edge who ended up leaving his friend Shin in a coma in real life. Yes, it’s that kind of MMO. It’s an interesting journey to be sure, and if you’re into anime and the HD trilogy makes its way over to English-speaking territories, you’ll want to give it a try. Or you can fall back on the PlayStation 2 versions.