The .hack Movie And Fighting Game Get A New Complete Artbook

By Eugene . August 3, 2014 . 5:00pm


Namco Bandai have revealed a new .hack//Beyond the World + Versus artbook for sale.


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The 352 page, B5-sized softcover artbook, called .hack//Beyond The World + Versus Complete Settings Collection, will include a massive 3,000 pieces of art. These range from character designs and backgrounds to storyboards of the movie and PlayStation 3 fighting game.



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The artbook will retail for 3,600 yen (US$36).



.hack//Versus was included in the .hack Hybrid Pack hybrid Blu-Ray movie/game disc pictured above.


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  • Solomon_Kano

    Do want.

  • Codex

    I’ve been meaning to watch this! Looks so good o: really want a new dot hack series of games T___T

  • antithesis

    For a moment, I thought this was getting localized. =/

  • Oh man I forgot about this one.

  • Kaitou21

    And here I thought .Hack was dead, glad to see something, ANYTHING .Hack related at this point, as much as I hated the movie i’ll gladly spend $36 on this, link plz.

    • Eh, merch doesn’t mean revival. Look at megaman – no sign of a game by capcom any time soon.

      Still, let’s keep our fingers crossed – I’d love to have a full on sequel series of games, or at least a remastered collection of the originals.

      • Kaitou21

        I know that i’m just glad to see that Namco Bandai still remember .Hack even if only as this (possibly) final piece of .Hack Merchandise.

  • Shippoyasha

    TMNT coming back, Sailor Moon coming back, Transformers coming back, .Hack coming back, Dragonball Z coming back, Kenshin coming back-ish (movies), more and more!

    • freezestar

      Wait, TMNT and Transformers were gone?

      • Shippoyasha

        Some TMNT and Transformers stuff may as well have never existed.

        • aizen310

          Transformers G1 and TMNT 1987.
          The rest should just erase themselves from existence.

          • Shippoyasha

            Well, some stuff are good, like the new 2012 TMNT cartoon and Beast Wars. Transformers especially was handled badly though. Not enough of a throwback to G1 in the movies.

      • Transformers was never gone comic or cartoon-wise (even if I don’t prefer the recent ones, they’re good), but TMNT is usually a mixed bag. I don’t think they’ve actually been gone though ever.

  • WhyWai

    SAO vita game cure my .hack craves…

  • I was able to see the movie, and I gotta say, it was a blast! I’m very sad there’s been no note of localizing it at all.

  • Smoke Cat

    At the mere mention of .hack my hopes went really high :(

    • MadokaXHomura

      So did i,for second i tought new .hack game!!

  • TheBlackRabbit

    will buy if localized :D. don’t let us die guys….soon there will be no more dot hack fans cause we’ll all be dead by the next thing….someone save this IP PLS….my……….wish………-DEAD-

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      It’s an art book what does it matter?

      • For a collector it’s a must. I can understand why :S

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          I mean why does it have to be in english, if it’s manly going to be art?

          • DyLaN

            For me, I’d like to read the commentaries and interviews in the art books not to mention if there any important setting/background info not explained in the source material. I can do w/out, but I prefer to.

          • Took the words right out of my mouth ;)

          • DyLaN

            For me, I’d like to read the commentaries and interviews in the art books not to mention if there any important setting/background info not explained in the source material. I can do w/out, but I prefer to.

      • TheBlackRabbit

        i love to read the little text things inside of it…..just a selfish want of mine.

  • Mozendo

    Even though I think anything past //IMOQ is garbage, they do have some pretty amazing art.

    • AC

      Man, you’re missing out. We’ve been getting into some Emma Wielant stuff lately.

  • Never understood why [dot] Hack:// Versus never did release here as, like, a $10 download. It’s supposed to be a pretty simplistic fighting game with not that much content, But it’s [dot] Hack, y’know? Keep the IP alive in game form through some product here.

    Plus, there are far worse fighting games available for download currently on the PSN. I’d rather play a “light” downloadable fighting game from CC2 that’s GORGEOUS and keeps this great world relevant in some form this gen than… like, Girl Fight, Deadliest Warrior or Chaos Code, y’know?

  • axemtitanium

    Or you could, you know, localize the game. Just a thought, Namdai.

  • Kudan

    Would be nice to see Udon localize at least the artbook.

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