New .hack Installment In Development
You know, this is the only RPG franchise I didn't try in the PS2 era, so maybe I'll give the new entry a shot.
As reported by Andriasang, Famitsu has confirmed that a new .hack title is in development.
We don't have the full title - it's listed in the magazine under the placeholder name, ".hack" - and both platforms and a release date have yet to be announced. Still, some early screenshots are apparently pretty impressive, and CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama says those screens were all pics of real-time action. In contrast to .hack//G.U. and .hack//Link, the team is bypassing the heavy anime style for "more photo realism."
The screens also seem to portray Haseyo, the main character of .hack//GU. It's a little confusing, though; when asked if the character was indeed "that Haseyo," Matsuyama said, "I can't say yet." ...well, okay. Lastly, the game and the upcoming movie may be related, as the game is set in 2025, one year after the events of the film. That movie will be in Japanese theaters on January 21. ...chances are, it won't come here.
But we're hoping the new .hack game does. Stay tuned for more info.
12/22/2011 9:22:30 AM Ben Dutka