New .hack//Versus Videos Of Kite And Black Rose

By Spencer . June 22, 2012 . 3:32pm

Kite is fast and aside from the Naruto-esque run where he has his arms flopping around he looks like a fun character to use in .hack//Versus. This PlayStation 3 fighting game designed by Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm makers CyberConnect2 includes characters from the entire series.


Black Rose is playable too and in this video she gives Kite a beatdown with her spinning sword whirlwind  attacks.


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  • epy

    I like how in the beginning Kite’s voice says: “Let’s enjoy the game together! =D” but his face says: “You murdered my family… I will destroy you and curse your descendants!!”

    •  Now that’s probably irony.

  • leadintea

    Why are the animations in this game so choppy?

  • Knew it. If Blackrose is in Soul Calibur, that’s how she’ll fight like; Slow but powerful swings.

    • TheCynicalReaper

       She and Siegfried would get along well, I think.
      …Then again, even he’s faster as swinging that obelisk than she is in those videos. Though the idea of seeing her and Kite as members of his mercenary group kind of kicks ass.

  • Ugh, the announcer’s voice grates my ears. X_X

    •  Sounds like dub Persona 4 Teddie. (Dave’s)

  • IshimaruKaito

    i wont be that mad if this isnt localized cuz i can just import it and the movie im sure is gnna be online one of these days…..but it would be nice if we got this localized so i can actually understand wats going on and not get lost as i have in other imported games lol

  • Setsuryuu

    Hohoho, they changed Kite’s face design, he looks so older and evil now. That feels weird (after all I thought he wasn’t supposed to age xD) but it’s more funny than bad, really.

    I really like that over-the-shoulder style to a non-2D fighter (2D I mean like KOF or Street Fighter) and the animations looked really nice and cool to me (perhaps because in my mind I keep comparing it to the PS2 .hack).

    By the way, this was the first time I heard .hack is getting a fighter… With P4 Arena and Dissidia Final Fantasy, I wonder how many more RPG-to-fighters we might see in the near future (if that is actually that much of a new trend at all).

    •  “I really like that over-the-shoulder style to a non-2D fighter”
      You mean…a 3D fighter 8P and its not really a”new trend” since its been though to a few games way back

      • Setsuryuu

         lol, I meant like, in comparison to other 3D fighters that show both fighters by side, like a Soul Calibur or a Tekken.

        And by “trend” I just meant that it seems that recently more and more famous RPG franchises are being turned into fighting games (to me).

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    thats the kite I know and love  now I’m getting it I”m not going to play that other one

  • Kinda wish the AI in the videos weren’t set to Piss-Easy.

    • MrKappa

      Not set to any difficulty but rather a human player who is just standing there so we can see all the moves of the showcased character.

  • MrKappa

    Really wish they would show some matches rather than these videos they have been putting out.
    I haven’t made my final judgment but it still looks like a bootlegged NUNS which means I’ll have to pass.

  • Ugh looks a little slow which is pretty jarring considering that the newest Naruto game looks way more faster than this.

  • TheCynicalReaper

    Wow. You know, maybe putting the other protagonists in with Kite was not a good idea. Seeing the original hero alongside the other counterparts, you really get the feeling the character design department thought about protagonist designs and went “Okay, so we got Kite and Haseo, and for the next protagonists… Let’s just make another Kite. Whatever. Make this Kite have twin tails, and this other Kite can just be Kite with a Dreamworks face.”
    Still want to see the movie and would dig this game coming over, but damn…

    •  I almost agree with you. I didn’t like the fact that Sakuya and Sora looked just like Kite. But than came .hack//Link. That game not only introduced a main character who looks nothing like Kite (Tokio) but also totally shuffled the character models with the their X form. Kite with a data drain bow = total win.

      • TheCynicalReaper

         Ah, well I’m a huge .Hack fan but I’ve never been able to play Link. I hear it bridges a lot of gaps story-wise and is great fun to play, but it’s only in Japanese.
        I’m glad the .Hack team made another protagonist with an original look to them, though. Those guys are really creative with their designs, so it pains me to see them reuse character designs like that (though I’m sure the marketing department had a severe hand in it).

  • Tenno Seremel

    Announcer in Killer Instinct on SNES did a better job at announcing combos…

    • I hope that wasn’t a condescension.

      I loved being able to wipe the floor with someone in the arcades only for the end to be ULTRAAAAAAAAAA COMBOOOOOOOOOOO!  Just added to the rubbing it in part when you get 18 extra hits added on to the 20 you just made…you know before MvC existed.

      • Tenno Seremel

        I loved those (^. ^) I wish I could show .hack//Versus devs that so they could make their game more awesome. Killer Instinct announcements had _passion_ in them.

  • kuroneko0509


  • Damn I wanna play this game soo bad. I really wish they would consider localizing things like this more often. Especially since the world needs a next generation console .Hack game. Dot Hack is and has always been on my top video game series list. Also, Mmmmmmmmm, dat Black Rose, her massive sword, and her amazoness strength lol =^_^=

  • revenent hell

    Well I have to say after reading so much about tis game its made me super interested in buying the older rpg .hack games.
    The only reason im not going to is because I swear as soon as I buy them i’ll see a siliconera update that says the games are being remade for such and such system and i’ll feel raped on my money. One of the games was like 100$+ USED I was like uhm no sorry

    • harmonyworld

       same here!

  • Nirun Rangraengjit

    I wish it were a little… Faster.

  • Based Prince Vegeta #BADMAN

    Every game by CyberConnect 2 I swear have the same exact soundtrack.

    • AzuNo17

       And never is there an option to lower the music volume. Just the overall
      volume. (just what is the point if i can’t adjust sfx, music, voice
      individually :/)

    • Kitestwinblades

      Every game this gen! All so True XD

  • Kitestwinblades

    Less than a week now X3 Cant wait to check this out!
    Even if it falls short, I’ll still enjoy playing with the old characters :3

  • harmonyworld

    “arms flopping around” ???
    wtf are you talking about, looks fine to me.

  • Ovan turning into a Chim Chim just sold this game for me.

    Looks like I’ll have to buy a PS3 next…

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