.hack//G.U. receiving remaster for PS4 and PC | releasing Late 2017

For its 15th anniversary, The cult classic .hack//G.U. is getting a full remaster for PS4/PC, as revealed by Famitsu. .hack//G.U. Last Recode will feature all three games with updated HD 60FPS visuals, faster revamped gameplay, balancing changes from the original game, and additional features. Bandai Namco announced today it would release late 2017 in the west.

Teaser Trailer

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 .hack//G.U. Last Recode screenshots

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There is also a new .hack project in development, with special announcements coming in the future.


The official website is live 


A trademark has been filed for a US release. Announcement soon.

 


Full details on the remaster, via Gematsu

Updated visuals

  • 1080p and 60 frames per second
  • High-resolution movies
  • High-detail backgrounds and user interface, etc.

Game system evolutions

  • Retry feature added
  • Movement speed increased
  • Auto mode (play with your strongest levels and equipment)
  • Maximum items you can possess has been increased to 90
  • Item menu shortcuts and sort features
  • Feature to use the same item over and over
  • Empty equipment slots are easier to understand
  • Maximum Chim Spheres and Virus Cores you can possess has increased to 999
  • New recovery method “leisurely break” added to the platform, available from the early stages
  • You can choose between Saku and Bo in the party
  • Decreased the probability of allies selling the items you give them
  • Improvements made in Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 have been applied to Vol. 1
  • Attack power has been increased and hit stops during attacks have been reduced to speed up the battle tempo
  • Learning weapons proficiency increased and acquired experience points increased
  • You can skip Awakening scenes
  • Some tough enemies have been made a bit easier
  • Keith’s general shot bullet speed has increased
  • Avatar battle balance revised
  • Added suspend feature during Avatar battle gameplay
  • In Vol. 3, changed it to make it possible to do the marriage events with all characters that can become your ally, without having to redo them

Additional Elements

  • The videos from “The End of the World” Terminal Disc included with the original PS2 release of Vol. 1 are included in the collection

  • There is a Haseo with an unfamiliar face…

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