.hack//Versus Videos Show Off Haseo And Sora Play Styles

By Ishaan . June 8, 2012 . 8:30am

Namco Bandai have confirmed eight playable characters for CyberConnect 2’s .hack//Versus so far: Haseo, Sora, Nine, Tsukasa, Ovan, Sakuya, Kite, Black Rose, and Tokio. We’ve seen screenshots of all of them, but today, Namco released two detailed videos of Haseo and Sora that gives one a better look at what it’s like to use them. Check the footage out below, and here are the game’s basic controls for reference.








.hack//Versus will be released as part of the .hack Hybrid Pack, which also includes the recent .hack movie, on June 28th in Japan.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    In the Haseo video, that new punk-ass Kite didn’t stand a chance!

    Also, I love how tame and controlled it seems compared to the Naruto games. Like things actually make sense and every motion has purpose now.

  • AzureNova

    I wanna play this sooooooooo bad >_<. Please localize this Namco Bandai :3

    • Christopher Nunes

      I second that motion!

  • Part of me thinks that this would be very neat to get my hands on. The other part… good lord, the song is too peaceful in a fighting game. I know the .hack// series has phenomenal music, but they may want to work on choosing some of their songs that could fit the fighting atmosphere.

  • Curan_Altea

    I keep feeling better and better about my choice to preorder. Looks good, and of course the music is great….. A little different then I’d expect for a fighting game, but still good none the less…….. Thanks for following this game so well…… I’m pretty lucky that most games you talk about interest me.
    And while I’m still doing my rambling, I really wish they’d do another “proper” .hack// game. Unlikely, but hey…….. I can dream.

  • Chiupon

    It’s kind of cute how Sora has to rely on others to fight for her…

  • Mago Iichi

    The music is good as usual.I liked the Friend Summons lol

  • Really hope Alkaid gets announced :<

  • Musttt Haveeee

  • akiko_sakuraba

    Give me Shino or give me death! …I guess death is coming my way. *shun*

  • And other people are shouting for their wants, I’ll go ahead and repeat mine that I said in another article: I WANT PI! Pi would make me absolutely ecstatic about this game.

    As much as I’ve said this looks great, I realized just now that without her I can easily see myself skipping this until it’s cheaper if there are other games coming out that I’m excited for.

    • Chiupon

      Pi would just be perfect, just like Tifa would’ve been (is) in Dissidia.

      She’s in the anime thing, so I hope she turns up.

  • darkfox1

    Can really tell it’s a cyber connect 2 game by the music alone I love it. 

    • Anime10121

      True that I do love dat music:) But, would it have been hard for them to at least change it up a little? It seems like its ripped straight outta Ninja Storm (instruments and all).

      Regardless more and more I’m thinking about importing this hybrid game/movie!  The way this game’s shaping up it could have been sold on its own, getting a movie (although its one I wont understand) with it is icing on the cake :P

  • epy

    I really hope I can change the announcer’s voice right off the bat.

    • Nitraion

      somehow i feel the announcer’s voice is from old gaming arcade…XD

  • malek86

    *looks at the front page image*

    God, it’s like Haseo’s aged 40 years. Either that or he hasn’t slept in weeks.

    • AzureNova

      Na, that’s just his game face =P

  • Darkrise

    Hm, it’s nice but something feels lacking in both of these videos. Maybe the speed of the characters? Idk my reaction feels kind of meh.

    • I think it might be that the characters didn’t fight back.

  • RaikageV

    Sora’s voice is annoying but that announcer is even worse.

  • Rohan Viajar

    quick question: is the game a bonus of the movie.
     or is the movie a bonus for the game?

    I think it was the former (1st one)

  • Nirun Rangraengjit

    The souldtrack needs a little work. That happy field tune needs to be replaced with some GU action music.

    • Guest

       hopefully there’s custom soundtrack option

  • Adriaan den Ouden

    Ok, gotta ask: what game is that Sora from?  Must’ve been one that never made it stateside, because it definitely doesn’t look like the Sora I remember from .hack//SIGN.

    When I saw Sora vs. Haseo, I was thinking: cool, his kid self is fighting his future self.  That’s just awesome.  But I don’t know who that girl is.

    • She’s From the movie. The one the demo for the game is bundled with.

      • It’s not a demo for the game. It IS the game.

        • Huh…coulda swore that this was a demo or at least not the final product. Oh well thanks for the correction.

  • Sweeeeeeet

  • Hmm so that’s how sakurai’s Haseo sounded? Makes me miss Lowenthal.

    That aside I know the videos were meant to show what the characters can do but its kinda underminder by the fact the opponents didn’t really fight back.

    Furthermore it seemed very UNSish both in combat and music(I know its CC2 and I think its the same composer as well).

  • MrKappa

    The game looks really terrible.
    Looks just like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm and even the music seems to sound the same, in fact I think this same music was in Asura’s Wrath. They really need to hire a new composer or something.
    Worst of all is the game play, even without the other person fighting back I can see it will be just as bad as NUNS.

    •  Your taste are pretty bad.

    • Linhua

      … I dislike bashing games without reason… much less reading someone else’s… but your points are accurate… reasonable and… to tell the truth here… those very words you speak are exactly what I had been thinking…

      … i’m a huge fan of the .Hack// series and back when I first heard about it coming back and being a fighter to boot… I was truly excited.

      … and then I got my first look. It was just like the Ultimate Ninja Storm series… and that made me terribly depressed.

      … because I was such a huge fan… I tried my best to neglect what it was turning out to be…

      … but after seeing your comment… I can no longer convince myself.

      … if I were satisfied with Ultimate Ninja Storm… it’d be a different story… but I was majorly disappointed with that game…

      … as a hardcore fighting fan… I look at NUNS’ fighting from a technical and strategical stand point… and I became furious.

      … while previous Naruto games weren’t exactly OOZing strategy… there was a lot more to be found in the Wii & Gamecube versions.

      … I truly thought this one would take the cake on all of them… but it left a lot to be desired.

      … while very flashy… there was little room for skill and strategy.

      … it seems the only thing this type of fighting engine is any good for is just the story mode… and with that being said… I VERILY look forward to the story mode of this game.

      … they better not screw THAT up… = =;; …

      • dotzeno

        a bit off topic, but, you use so many ellipses. 

        anyways, did you like the PS2 Generation of Naruto fighting games though? I thought they were much better than any of the iterations available on the PS3/Xbox (which I thought was already much better than the Naruto EX game for the Wii).

        I was looking forward to this, but after watching the Haseo video in this post, I will not be getting this at all.

    • Kitestwinblades

      I’m still gonna get it, but god.. I couldn’t agree more lol
      I’m getting REALLY tired of that music.

      This series was loaded with great music from the start- but ever since NUN, I feel like everything feels the same from CC2. Story is naturally different but the gameplay and music always feel like complete replica except for a few gimmicks- but even THOSE are very similar. I’m looking at you burst mode XD

      I DO hope the game surprises me in SOME way though. The announcement of Kite, Blackrose, and Tsukasa made me happy simply because of their return.  We seriously lack .hack games in the west r.r; I’m taking no chances, dammit

      But yes… This doesn’t feel very new so far. I honestly would have accepted ANYTHING from their old games.



      • Christopher Nunes

        Should I go with “The World Edition” version or the Normal version? I would LOVE to get the artbook, and I know the PS3 is region-free with playing games but are movies also included? :/

        Seriously want to get it… I miss .hack in the West! :'(

        • Kitestwinblades

          Yep :3  The World Edition if your going all out.
          Comes with absolutely everything and the box art looks like a nice bonus.
          I’m still worried about the game, but the content seems really Nice.
          Its just really pricey… And selling out REALLY fast now.

          • Christopher Nunes

            Better get it then! I have enough for it! I guess I can wait for building my own computer later when I get a second job that pays $180 a week, minus tax.

            Sadly the site, CDJapan, is down for maintenance from June 10 ~ June 11… why on earth does it take it a day for maintenance? Oh well… when it comes back on, I’m grabbing The World Edition!

          • Christopher Nunes

            Alright the site came back online and I finally manage to get “The World Edition” of the game, with 11 left of them by the way on CDJapan, and can’t wait until it arrives!

            However… right now it says “Credit Card Decline” in my status for my order, which I hope it means that the purchase will be “complete” when the game/movie comes out and then bills me for it. Otherwise I rather not think I’m not going to get the game. :P

            Hopefully that’s not the case, long live .hack!

    • Speedo Redempteur

      music fell familiar ?
      You bet it should this game should use all the familiar music across the Hack game/media…

      For a cross over fighting game i want my music to be what it is …

  • Prinnydoom

    This looks amazing Please get a english release ^____^

  • Solomon_Kano

    So much air comboing… I like that! They’ve got Haseo and Ovan, now I just need them to add Kuhn and Endrance. Even if they don’t though, I’m already sold on this. Thankfully, it looks to have a different pacing to it than CC2’s Naruto games. I really can’t wait to get this.

  • Even thought it’s not the over the top smooth that I’ve witnessed in P4: Arena and BlazBlue this game looks gorgeous and impressive. I hope that we’ll get a chance to play this over here (though if need be I’ll import a copy) because this looks like a top of the line fighting game. To think it’s a bonus with the .hack// Film. 

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