The game that breaks most content management systems with its confusingly punctuated title is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco announced today.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is a remastered trilogy of the original JRPGs, plus a fourth chapter that serves as an epilogue "Reconnection", made specifically for Last Recode. The three other chapters are Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption, all of which deal with an in-world MMORPG — and if you die in the game, you just might
die go into a coma in real life.
The Switch port is specifically meant as a 20th anniversary celebration for the .hack franchise, with the first .hack game, Infection, being released on the PS2 in Japan on June 20th, 2002.
The Switch version will be released in Japan and South-East Asia on March 10th, 2022, and March 11th for North America and Europe.
Are you excited to play this retro classic on the Nintendo Switch? Do you disagree with a 15-year-old game being called "retro"? Let us know in the comments.
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Looks interesting! Are these games good?
Pity it frequently goes for bargain prices on other platforms now, while this will probably be full retail.
At least we're getting it, though.
Oh wow. Another port. It feels like it’s more ports than original games on Switch at this point.
@Quarth They're pretty good JRPGs. I had a lot of fun with them on the PS2.
Would really love the see the original .hack quadrilogy get a re-release someday.
What's with anime style JRPGs and having names that make you feel like a bunch of toads are in your mouth when saying them out loud
Why are the first few games never re-released? I'd love to play .hack//Infection again.
@PBNightmare yes omg I have memories of playing that game and loving its mock-online gameplay. And it came with a DVD of the anime. Think I only had that one and the sequel, not played any more so might look into this.
Stop it with eShop why can't they do both?????
Reminder that Square Enix couldn't port their PS2 games, but Bandai could
This has been in the ether for so long, glad it’s finally confirmed. I’m very interested. And at least it’s the full series (coughs, looks at Trails of Cold Steel III and IV).
Awesome news. And if Bamco sees this bundle as commercially viable for porting to Switch now, Xenosaga may have just become that much more plausible as well.
@Ralizah it's not like Bandai Namco games don't recurreny drop all the way to 85% off the price on Switch. NI no Kuni, God Eater 3, two SAO games... and they recently tempted me into buying Tales of Vesperia well in advance, too.
Switch is getting lots of third-party support, yes. This is a stark contrast to the Wii U era and it's a good thing.
The suspense is killing me... the games are...??? 😆
Yes can't wait for these. Take note Rockstar and Square Enix, this is how you release a remastered trilogy for Switch.
@JR150 Not for me. has played these games before.
@Ooyah oooops. Fixed.
I will buy this and play it because I adore .Hack//SIGN, but what I REALLY want them to do is give us the .Hack//original games in HD on Switch. Those games are next to impossible to get on the second-hand market for PS2, and are essential for understanding the backstory of .Hack//G.U.
If you only care about the backstory of Haseo, though, at least watch .Hack//SIGN and then .Hack//ROOTS as he's a main character in both of those anime.
@MrHonest They've got to make money somehow, and porting games is an easy way to do that.
Most Nintendo fans who had a Wii U have never played these games so they're going to appeal to a majority of people. I never played things like Disgaea, Neptunia, God Eater, Mana, Valkyria Chronicles, or Dot Hack because these games weren't present on Wii U but they are all on Switch now. Same goes for the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Ys series, and other JRPGs.
This is for people like me who haven't experienced these games before. Switch has essentially become one of the best systems for JRPGs.
Oh boy ANOTHER remaster. The future of gaming is NOW!
I just got this on the PS4 like a month ago. Oh well, I'll end up double dipping.
@JR150 And? I didn’t buy a switch to play old games. I did buy it to play new games which Nintendo has been a let down on this area.
I don’t really give a damn if Nintendo fans haven’t played these games before.
@MrHonest Your profile picture is from Metroid Dread. Was that a let down? I though it was fantastic.
Nintendo has consistently turned out quality first party games these last 4 years. They've also had tons of ports from classics of the last few generations to the console, which were never portable games previously. And they've had a lot of really quality cross-platform AAA titles, which admittedly aren't as good as they are on other, more powerful platforms, but they're portable.
I'd say the Switch has had plenty to offer you and everyone else.
So much PUNCTUATION!!
If you don't care, then why comment on an article of a game you're not interested in? When I see an article for a game I don't care about, I just keep scrolling.
@JR150 This is comment section isn’t it. I can write whatever i want. Ignore my comment if you don’t like what i like.
(Thinking about IMOQ, with GU's battle system, .hack//Versus, Guilty Dragon, it's sequel and .hack//Link.)
Give us back.........ALL OF THE LOST ONES!!!
@Meteoroid Do i have to mention how many ports Nintendo has released lately? If you want call my comment gibberish then it’s fine by me, but I still stand by my point that it’s been more ports than new games.
@PBandSmelly Hey buddy, this ain't nothing compared to the swarm of anime fighter titles out there lmao
as usual with bandai, it's way too late, and it will be way too expensive for people to actually care about this port.
this is frequently available for 10$ on steam or psn, i really don't see people actually throwing 60$ at that
this should have been a thing in 2017 to test the waters, not 2022
You can have your opinion, but you should know that claiming the Switch having more ports than new games is factually incorrect.
One look at this post will show you that Nintendo has released more new games for the Switch than ports of older ones. Whether you like these games or not, it's irrefutable.
I'm totally in!
I've been a fan since the very beginning!
I even ran a forum that was dedicated to .hack//
I also was a founding member of the old TokyoPop forums!
You also need //Legend of the Twilight... Or at the very least... //Gift as it shows what happens to Haseo
I was this close to buying this on the Autumn Steam sale! This is one of my favorite JRPGs of all time! Oh god I'm glad I waited!
I remember joining a ton of game forums surrounding the game. This is a dream come true for me! Hoping for a successor to G.U. down the line!
Yes! I've been wanting to get into this series for ages. I picked up the first four games at the start of this year and got GU on Steam, but I haven't had a chance to play them yet, so I'll definitely play this over the Steam version! I loved the .Hack//Sign anime back in high school and really wanted to get into the games, but they were hard to track down. If only teenage me knew how hard they'd be to find now... This is easily a day one buy for me, I want to do what I can to help support the series. The devs have been very vocal about how they want to do more, but Namco's holding them back. I hope this does well enough for Namco to change its mind!
@JR150 Did you read your own link? There’s plenty of ports on that list.
Yes I've read it. Yes there are quite a few ports on Switch.
But there are still more brand new, original Switch games made by Nintendo than there are ports of previous Nintendo games which makes your previous statement claiming that there are more ports than new games incorrect.
@JR150 I disagree. Most of new games are from third parties.
Hack might've been First. But Sao did it better.
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