Following yesterday’s reveal on Famitsu, Bandai Namco Entertainment America reached out today with some lovely 1080p screenshots of the .hack//G.U. remaster .hack//G.U. Last Recode.
We also get an official description of the fourth chapter that will be added to the three that formed the original trilogy.
“A brand new fourth episode detailing events two years after .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption! Haseo has quit the The World R:2 (the MMORPG which the .hack//G.U. games take place in) after the events of .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption, but has received a mysterious email hinting at the location of his friend Ovan, who was thought to have disappeared. With the announcement of The World R:2 ending its service on December 31, 2018, Haseo must once again log into the game and save his friend before time runs out.”
In the gallery below you can see the official key art of Volume 4 in massive resolution, the new character Kusabira, the giant ice pillar in the middle of Q’ha Holme Cavern (which is the location in which Ovan is trapped), and the fifth form that Haseo will be able to evolve into.
You’ll probably notice that the names are spelled differently from my article published yesterday. As usual, transliteration from Japanese katakana (the syllabic alphabet used to write foreign names) isn’t an exact science, but it’s likely that those are the official English names.
At the moment there is no western release date for the game, that will launch in Japan on November 1st for PS4 and PC. For now all we have is the previously announced a “late 2017” window for North America and Europe. Luckily for those who love Japanese voice acting, dual audio (English and Japanese) has also been confirmed officially, on top of English, German and French subtitles. You can also check out another large batch of recent screenshots, and the first trailer.