Plans For A New .hack Game Are In The Works Says CyberConnect2 CEO

By Sato . November 27, 2013 . 2:45am

Earlier this year, .hack makers CyberConnect2 held a special event, where CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama shed some light on a possible .hack development in the future. It looks like that future might be coming sooner than expected, as he has revealed that the company is already working on plans for a new .hack title.


During a recent event to commemorate the first year anniversary of CyberConnect2’s Guilty Dragon, an iPhone/Android game that is in some way connected to the .hack universe, Matsuyama stated that the service for Guilty Dragon is going smoothly, and that if players continue supporting the game, it will increase the chances of releasing a new .hack title for PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita, a Vita version of .hack//G.U., or an HD remake of .hack and more.


“CyberConnect2 have already begun the planning for the latest installment of the .hack series, and it’s only a matter of time until we can make it a reality,” said Matsuyama at a recent art event, adding that CC2 are currently preparing for that time to come, and he hopes to continue seeing fans support Guilty Dragon and the developer.


Siliconera previously spoke to Matsuyama, and he confirmed that Guilty Dragon will be coming to North America and Europe “later on,” so when that happens, you might also be able to help make a new .hack a reality.

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  • I’m really excited about this! I’ve only watched the anime, read LNs/mangas but, never played the games. Hopefully a HD remake will be in the works and I can experience the good, the bad and the ugly of the .hack series.

  • Seven of The Scions

    I’m so supporting it!
    Aside from story mode, adds up as online multiplayer play too please!

    make this game cross play between PS Vita and PS3!

    Make the .Hack concept to become reality in our current gaming technology!
    and as international release!

  • Raze

    So many hype for next year

    I can’t contain all of it..

  • YES! YES! YES!!!!!

  • syit so many news in the realm of JRPG!!!

  • Rhiwion

    Give me that sweet HD port on the Vita of old.hack to boost up popularity and sales and THEN a glorious all new .hack. :>:>

  • Curan_Altea

    I didn’t shed a few tears reading this or anything…..

  • chibiwall

    a new .hack on vita? yes

  • Kaitou21

    im going to hope that this wont be a vita only game, or a another lame PS3 installment of the .hack series like that .hack fighting game was.

  • Guest

    new hack,kingdom hearts 3,persona 5,new tales game my ps3 well explode from epicness next year lol

  • AokiShizuku

    I too shall prepare myself for the coming of the next .hack// game. So hype. So very hype.

  • Pekola

    We’ve been waiting for almost a decade for hack to return to consoles.

    And they only have ‘plans’. That could mean anything. And how much time do you think it’ll take to develop a game if it’s only on it’s planning stages?

    Ugh. Honestly. Happy but annoyed.

  • E15

    So.. much RPG announcement goodness lately.. body.. wasn’t..ready..

    • Gigus

      Its going to take your body regardless if you’re ready or not.

  • Gigus

    Yes, please!!!!!!!!!!!…………… and I want a new .hack anime!

  • XaviIniesta

    Thought they said that .hack//Link (or whatever it was called) was gonna be the last .hack game in the series, but glad to hear that more is coming.

    • Lynx

      Then we had the movie.

      And Quantum.

  • Kaetsu

    Next gen .hack could be really awesome. I love the concept of bringing your character over to the next game like in Mass Effect.

  • HD .hack + GU. Would be awesome./

  • Captain Levi


  • AAa

    Yay dot hack…..but no SUIKODEN or Rogue Galaxy spiritual sequel…Well at least we hope it wont be like BoF VI

    • Hraesvelgr

      CC2 doesn’t really have anything to do with Konami/Level-5/Sony not wanting to do new games in their old series, or Capcom basically stabbing BoF fans in the back. And if I’m being honest, at least as far as Suikoden goes, I don’t really trust modern Konami to work on any new ones.

      • AAa

        What i mean is that…hooray at least CC tries to make new series with dothack..look at Atlus with their persona 5. Look at SE(Yes, i know they are awful) with KH3 and FFXV. But Suikoden Fans never get SUikoden VI or Level-5 continue their rogue galaxy-like RPG. I believe level-5 can do do KOnami

        In short i’m jealous of those guys

    • Arcana Wiz

      … and what Suikoden have to do with CC2? You know complaning that one series isnt getting releases in another company series sees silly.

      BUT, i would luv a a new suikoden game… but it would have more sense to write about it in a konami article.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease release something for Vita! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!
    Especially if it’s a G.U. remake!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

  • icecoffemix

    New games please.

  • Kai2591

    Oculus Rift support? Lol

    • Hound

      Can’t wait for the day when MMOs have Oculus support.
      Would probably be troublesome on the eyes though (considering the number of hours an MMO demands)

      • James Todd

        and the fact we might go into a comma because aida lol

      • Kai2591

        Indeed. Can’t wait :)
        I believe that in time they will manage to find a way to allow very long term use of the Rift without negative effects ;)

    • Prince Rasiel

      I will cry happy tears if this becomes possible

  • Revorse

    Come on, come on I’m right here. dotHAAAACKKKK!

  • MrRobbyM

    I’d be fine with ANYTHING .hack. As long as it gets localized.

    • 3PointDecoupage

      Say that again after they announce .Hack: Dance All Night.

      • Kamakuma

        Hey…. I’d buy it twice. >~>

      • Hound

        .Hack: Dance with the Grunties
        It could have a Samba de Amigo theme..

  • brostar

    All I want is a .hack HD collection. The originals are just too damn rare and expensive for a episodic game.

  • new_tradition


    I…I didn’t realize how much I wanted to know about this until now ;A;

  • TheExile285

    a Vita version of .hack//G.U.


    If they do make a new .hack, I hope its PS3/Vita and both versions get localized.

    • Rhiwion

      They should REALLY port old .hack// to the Vita/PS3 (would prefer Vita though. Could use some REALLY good games on it) and then after raising some publicity work on a new one for PS3/PS4.

      And everyone would be happy. No wars, no fights, just .hack//

  • Never

    Damn, if they’re planning on re-releasing only to the PS3 and Vita that likely means the new game will be a PS4 exclusive as well. Not that it’s surprising.

    One game to buy and not play until the inevitable 3rd iteration and extreme price drops the PS4 will go through.

  • artemisthemp

    So they finally ready to bring .hack back to the west?

  • 하세요

    I need to finish them. Guess I have a mission now.

  • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

    The inner fanboy in me is getting excited.. Even though maybe I shouldn’t until more info lol >.<..

  • Amber XLeonhart


  • Joshua Shaffer

    OMG. first i learn of new Persona games coming out, and now this!? YES YES YES!

  • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

    If the new .Hack game end up localized, having the past ones ported to vita and/or HD remakes (PS2 Classic could work if it is too much work.) end up making it.. Its safe to say I can die happily lol.

  • Learii

    free realm .hack that be fun or maybe make a .hack//online for ps4?

  • Solomon_Kano


    • ShawnOtakuSomething


    • Nice Boat Quatro
      • ShadowDivz

        It was a good guess.

    • ShadowDivz

      I am LOVING the new avatar.

      Source, so i can save it to my comp?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Here ye go.

        • ShadowDivz

          Isnt that…Spike from Cowboy Bepop?
          I mean originally?

          • Solomon_Kano


  • JonathanisPrimus

    I don’t support phone games, sorry.

  • XypherCode

    Remakes of G.U. would be awesome!

  • Souffrir

    FOR FRAG’S SAKE, if you’re going to make .hack on Vita, DON’T DO G.U.

    The Vita’s already saturated with ports of good games; it doesn’t need ports of terrible ones, too.

  • ShadowDivz

    I hope this works. I wanted to try the .hack series for a long time.

    And for reasons beyond my understanding, they aren’t on the PSN.

  • Ixbran

    i really hope this comes to the west. the first .hack games was some of my most enjoyable memories with PS2 era games.

    and .hack//G.U. was just fabulous! I have been hoping for all 3 G.U. games would be released on PSN, I’m very surprised it hasn’t yet.

  • Baylfire

    I have watied soo long to hear anything new on the .hack series, huge fan. I don’t care about the card game on the phone but I’ll support it if that means better chance of a new .hack game.

    Or even HD remakes on Vita would look awesomee

  • My first thought after reading this was simply “Thank Goodness” lol

    Will definitely be supporting “Later On” when it comes out lol

  • I was never able to finish the first trilogy. It got monotonous, as awesome as the whole concept was. I’d likely buy anything .hack for Vita as long as it’s quality, though, including remakes.

    • The first series was a Tetralogy, actually. GU, the second series, was the Trilogy. Link, the third installment, was released on the PSP as a single game and was so ‘meh’ they didn’t bother localizing it to other countries. First two series were great, though, and if they’d update the mechanics to be a bit less clunky (especially IMOQ’s), and the story to be a bit less copy-paste (especially GU’s) I’d be all over it.

      • Yeah, they were great! I didn’t like the random generation of worlds/dungeons (because that got really boring across the entirety of the games), but the whole story and concept was so much fun.

        • It wouldn’t be so bad if they had a significant variety of dungeons and missions, but the first game just had the one field/dungeon type, but with a bunch of different skins over it. The second one was better, but 5 types with three missions just… isn’t enough. Give me 30 solid varieties of areas with different biomes/layouts/traps/etc, and at least 10 different goals to go after, and it’ll be much more bearable. That’d be a max of 300 different types of areas to go into, way more than enough to cover all the story content and still have some exploration on our own without it getting too stale.

          Furthermore, the world generation’s gotta be much better – if I do happen to go to the same area type and mission type, I’d want it to significantly different between each instance. It’s much easier to do now that we’ve got two generations past as well as lots of progress in actual procedural generation.

          • Totally agree. however, just reading that really has me wanting to play!!

  • hazelnut1112

    Please give me a damn HD Remake of the original four games.

  • Kornelious

    This is cool, but it’s hard to be happy when we having seen a single .hack game stateside in a while :(

  • Kudan

    Please make it happen CC2, everything you mentioned.

  • Daverost

    Doesn’t matter, we won’t see it outside Japan anyway. I had to import both Link and Versus.

  • I feel my hope for the series returning! I really, really love .Hack.

  • Hiro Oozora

    I’m scared because alot people have to play Guilty Dragon in the west for Namco to believe .hack is worth localizing again. And as long as .hack still puts the single player story over having an actual MMORPG with all the bells and whistles, it’s still not gonna do well.

    That said, I’m gonna do my part and play the heck out of Guilty Dragon and force my friends into it. And hopefully when they do make a new .hack, let it be structued like White Knight Chronicles with a solid offline story with a fun online.

  • Vash bane

    I might not be a true fan like everyone else(havnt read the manga’s) but I do love me some .hack specially the story (which was a tad confusing at first … until you see the anime’s >_>) i’m curious will we be seeing new characters or returning characters or both? lol

    I havnt read or played link(I cant play jp Rpg worth anything lol) but I saw a couple vids that showed that some characters got older and their avatars showed that(…or could just be the X forms lol) so it will continue where versus left off?

  • Firion Hope

    I just stumbled upon this and thinking about it, could it be… if it was related to Project Morpheus, oh man I’d flip!

  • Prince Rasiel


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