Beloved Japanese RPG Series Celebrating its 20th Anniversary with Remastered Collection of Classic hack//G.U. titles Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption and Reconnection
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (December 22, 2021) – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that .hack//G.U. Last Recode™ will release for the Nintendo Switch on March 11, 2022. Originally released from 2006 to 2007 for the PlayStation 2, then re-released as a compilation for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC via STEAM® in 2017, .hack//G.U. Last Recode returns to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise with the ultimate experience for fans and newcomers alike. In one single integrated experience, players receive a collection of remastered .hack//G.U. action-RPG titles including; Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption and Reconnection.
.hack is a multimedia franchise developed by famed Japanese developer CyberConnect2, the developers behind the critically acclaimed Naruto Storm series of video games. Comprising video games, anime, novels, and manga, the world of .hack focuses on the mysterious events surrounding a wildly popular in-universe massively multiplayer role-playing game called The World. .hack//G.U. begins after the events of the original .hack series with players assuming the role of Haseo as he tracks down a powerful Player Killer named Tri-Edge who killed his friend’s in-game avatar Shino, which put her into a coma in real life.
“.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!”
The Begins Edition Bundle for .hack//G.U. Last Recode is now exclusively available for pre-order through BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America’s new eCommerce store. The bundle includes one physical copy of each of the following: .hack//G.U. Last Recode for Nintendo Switch, .hack//G.U. begins Manga and Concept Art booklet, and the original soundtrack. To learn more about the game’s exclusive availability, please visit: https://store.bandainamcoent.com/hack-g-u-last-recode/
The digital version of the manga is also available with the first chapter out now. Fans can find out more information about the manga through our website: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/landing/hack-gu-begins-manga.
.hack//G.U. ™ Last Recode will be available for the Nintendo Switch on March 11, 2022. For more information about .hack//G.U. Last Recode or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit, https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at, https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS
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