.hack//G.U. Last Recode will release on Nov. 3, revealed Bandai Namco.
In addition to the release date, a number of changes were also revealed. These include faster movement speed, faster leveling and increased power to improve pacing, retry mode, decreased stun time, plus a “cheat” mode with max stats to quickly progress though the story.
A trailer, found below, was also released to show off what players can expect.
Finally, the PlayStation Blog post also included a refresher, which is included below.
For those of you who are new to the series or need a quick refresher (it has been a while), the .hack//G.U. series takes place in 2017 (!?) where players follow Haseo’s journey as he hunts down Player Killers(PKs), players who kill other players, in a MMORPG called The World. Haseo logs into the game to pursue one PK in particular, Tri-Edge – the player who defeated his friend Shino in-game and put her nto a coma in the real world. From there on, Haseo trains to get stronger to find and defeat Tri-Edge and avenge Shino, all the while uncovering the mysteries of AIDA, a strange computer anomaly that infects players. The series takes place over three episodes; Vol.1//Rebirth, Vol.2//Reminisce, and Vol.3//Redemption.
The Terminal Disc
For those of you wondering if you’ll be able to jump right into the series without playing the previous games, the Terminal Disc footage (Included within the game) is here to help you along. There are a series of videos that provide details of what transpired in the first series and help provide context for your upcoming journey.
New Content in .hack//G.U. Vol.4//Reconnection
The MMORPG “The World” has announced that their service will be coming to an end on December 31st, 2018. Soon after that announcement, Haseo, who hasn’t logged into the World since the events of Vol.3//Redemption, receives a mysterious email. In this e-mail, Haseo finds a hint to where Ovan; an old friend, has been after they last saw each other. Haseo, once again logs into The World in order to save his comrade!
Along the way, a new character Kusabira, who’s mysterious intentions and past is unraveled throughout the new story, greets him.
Haseo’s 5th Form
Also new to Last Recode is Haseo’s 5th form that brings new power and skills for players to experience.