Hello Haseo, Welcome To .hack//Link

By Spencer . January 23, 2009 . 6:50am

image The World R:X is going to bring together a tonne of .hack characters. Screenshots from the PSP game show .hack//Link middle schooler Tokio teaming up with short tempered .hack//G.U. protagonist Haseo for a Cross Rengeki attack. With a list of characters including Tsukasa (.hack//Sign), Subaru (.hack//Sign), Tabby (.hack//Roots), Midori (.hack//Cell), and even Kite from plain old .hack Namco Bandai’s PSP .hack game feels like .hack//Fan Service.


CyberConnect2’s decision to create comic book style cutscenes instead of video clips or floating heads was a good choice. These give .hack//Link a manga flavor that other games in the series and other anime based titles don’t have.


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Haseo and Tokio’s Cross Rengeki.


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Images courtesy of Namco Bandai.

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  • Izludicus

    Haseo looks disturbingly happy in those pics. This manga style is looking good, I imagine that’ll be a hassle to deal with though if it ever gets localised.

  • So many hacks!
    I loved /sign.Great characters and story.
    And that guy with the goggles looks like Ed.

  • Volcynika

    I heard this might be the last .hack title, which makes me sad.


  • pressstart

    Wow, those manga panels look gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. They look like comics Udon would churn out (color wise anyway).

    • Nekobo

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I might have to check this out if it comes out here. I haven’t played a .hack game since the first one one came out. :/

      Looks like a co-op mode would cool for a game like this.

  • so after Tales of the World we get .hack://Link hmmm?
    not that I’m complaining, I’m all for these crossover things, as long as the gameplay remains good of course.

  • shion16

    i cant wait
    i need dot hack in my psp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • jv

    well, haseo was a happy person back in the days of .hack//sign when he was still sora. and the shino problem has already been taken care of. what’s there for haseo to be sad about?

    niweiz, i’m happy the old characters are back here.

  • Pesmerga00

    I like the manga style, it gives the game a unique look.

    I hope they make another console trilogy(Xbox please). While the games get repetitive I still really enjoy them.

    There are a few more confirmed cameos. Ovan, Crimson Knight, Atoli, Alkaid, Balmung, Here are some scans.



  • Lyle

    It would be nice to have the .hack//fragment game(english version) as a hidden “extra” for this game.

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