Not too long ago we got .hack//G.U. Last Recode western physical release announcement, and now we got its release date alongside some new information thanks to this week Famitsu and Hachima! They are about a new volume that holds a new story; a sequel of Vol. 3 (obviously), Haseo’s new form, and a premium edition.
But, you know, there’s actually a trailer for this new .hack installment that you can also see in the website.
Then, let’s talk about the new information.
We all know .hack//G.U. Last Recode is pretty much a remastered of .hack//G.U. from volume 1 to 3, but all that volume can be found in this remastered version. All stories can be enjoyed continuously, including the new story in volume 4.
Yes, the story still continue. After about a year and three months, Haseo finally logs into The World R:2 again to search Ovan’s whereabouts. He then arrived at the Lost Cave of Kurholm and finally found the man, who unfortunately has been trapped inside a giant pillar with mysterious inscription surrounding it.
Finding Ovan’s current state and unable to ‘rescue’ the man by himself, Haseo then assemble the members of Canard Guild. They sets out a journey to find a way to save Ovan, and meets a mysterious girl named Xavira (or Kusabira) that seems to know about the the Lost Cave of Kurholm. Apparently she holds the key to the story.
Previously it was said there will be a ‘Haseo with unfamiliar look will appear’ in this remastered. But in reality, Haseo will get his new form! The 5th form! He will evolve in the new volume thanks to his class and the ability to wield multiple weapon. The fact that he can wield different weapons is actually not a new thing, for he is an Adept Rogue since volume 1; a class that does not specialize in a particular weapon, thus an Adept Rogue can use different types of weapons.
Last bit information before the release date revelation, there’s a Premium Edition for .hack//G.U. Last Recode! As usual, it is a must have for those hardcore fans.
The contents are:
- Game Disc fro Vol. 1 to 3, the new Vol. 4, and a Terminal Disc
- Premium Disc Set (Soundtrack, drama CD, anime Blu-ray)
- Secret File booklet (actually a new novel and art for Vol. 4)
- Special box
And finally the release date!