It’s Official. CyberConnect 2’s Guilty Dragon Is Part Of .hack

By Eugene . November 8, 2013 . 4:05pm

While we’ve all known for some time now that Cyberconnect’s iPhone/Android game Guilty Dragon was in some way connected to the .hack universe, this brand new artbook from them once again confirms absolutely and without a trace of a doubt that the game is sharing the .hack subtext and its storyline in some form.

We still wish we knew exactly what that link actually is but hey, it will keep us happy enough if we know .hack is still alive and well.


Available from all the usual suspect locales online, it joins the first art book—whose front cover of Kite really should have given the  game away—and is filled with character illustrations, a special skit sketch and 4-koma comic strips in a beautiful B5-sized book of 109 pages. It costs 1,500 yen.


Siliconera spoke to Cyberconnect and they have confirmed the game will be released in America and Europe “later on”.

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  • I’m happy at least that they have not given up on the .hack// franchise. Probably one of my more favorite ones!

    • Vash bane

      indeed this and FF is jumped started my gaming career (lol)

  • Jesse

    I normally don’t care for these mobile games…but this one I am willing to cut them some slack. I’m not sure why.

    • James Todd

      because its .hack

  • epy

    Dunno… it seems like they’re stretching to make a connection to .hack for brand recognition. Just make a real new .hack please

    • Have you seen the characters in this thing? They all were far too similar and the locales too blatant from the get-go. They even stated such…numerous times.

      In fact, it was reported months ago that Guilty Dragon was part of the .Hack franchise, so seeing it now with the name of “.Hack//Guilty Dragon” is neither a surprise, nor a stretch—if anything, it was inevitable.

  • hazelnut1112

    I just want an HD Collection for .Hack
    It’s the only HD Collection I’ve been wanting to happen since the games are ridiculous to get your hands on.

    • I agree with this. I already had to go to such great lengths to get a copy of the first GU game again (I used to own it, but I lost it and the second game somehow… so I ended up having to get a copy of the limited edition at a con at a premium.), and I only cringe to wonder how trying to get the first four games would be for me.

      .hack// is a series that would greaaaatly benefit from an HD set, too, since it’s all multiple games.

      • SyrusYuki

        Yeah its crazy I still can’t believe I paid over $90 to get a pre-owned copy of part 4 mutation but I finally completed my collection so I guess its all good…

      • Kitestwinblades

        The 4th game is so rare that you’ll be making this exact pose if you actually acquire it! xD

        • hazelnut1112

          Oh god, gotta agree with you on that one.

        • FinalFantasyAddict!

          Oh i had that one!Then i must be lucky to have it!xD

        • I used to own them, but I gave them to a friend to play. Maybe I should try to get them back sometime and give them another go-through.

      • Criss Bossert

        I have it worse then you. I still have my first copy of GU. Problem is I loaned it to a friend and her wonderful ps2 put a burn ring on the disc.

        • Geeze, really went back into the archives, huh? XD

          Though, that super sucks! I’ve never heard of a PS2 doing that, though. That’s some terrible luck there. :( I hope you can manage to find a new copy without breaking the bank for it.

          • Criss Bossert

            I did not even notice it was five months ….My bad XD

  • Just Tim

    Looks like I’m getting proven correct how Namco Bandai used Project X Zone as an interest gauge, and this shows.

  • Xaltmas

    They said “later on” over a year ago.

    Maybe it’s time for someone to remind them.

  • I have no idea of what time frame “Later on” means, but I will be waiting lol =)

    • DyLaN

      *joins the waiting party*

      Btw I remember you played DM:T ryte? May I add you? Mine is Dyanl.

      • Sure, srry it took so long for me to reply =)

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    I thought this was already known

  • Joseleeh

    ahhh, dothack !!, when was it that i parted ways with you ??,
    yeah !!, since .Hack//Link … I don’t know about you guys, but I DESPISE
    when previous main characters from long franchises get Worfed so easily and ungracefully.

  • Wish they’d make a 3DS .hack with a better combat system.

    • IshimaruKaito


  • HassanJamal

    Plz give us a new actual .hack game.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    another smartphone game

    • Ferrick

      it’s already out a year ago though

      • Renaldi Saputra

        luckily this game wasn’t by Namdai, seeing that most or maybe all of .hack series were done by Namco/Namdai

        • Scrooge_McDuck

          Every single .hack// game is made by CyberConnect2, though.

          Namco Bandai is only the publisher.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            yeah, I mean published by Namdai

  • Randy_Thompson

    This confirmation of a western release, is that a more recent confirmation? They announced a western release was on the way back in September of 2012 and if this IS a newer confirmation then this is the first word of it since. And I would be happy if that were true.

  • Never

    Dot Hack LIVES
    Words cannot describe how happy I am.

  • WhyWai

    yesss! .Hack game!!
    mobile device.. er, meh…

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