CyberConnect2 President Looking Forward To Announcing “Something Awesome”

By Sato . November 12, 2014 . 2:30am

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This summer, makers of the .hack series and Naruto fighting games, CyberConnect2, announced that they’re working on a major original title. The developers recently teased their latest work on Twitter. [Thanks Game Jouhou.]

 

The tweet in question is from CyberConnect2 president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama, who posted the above picture saying “it’s been a while since I last saw something this awesome in the development room!”.

 

He emphasized on how much he’s looking forward to making the announcement for the fans. He also noted that the Xbox 360 that the guy in the picture is holding, has nothing to do with the announcement.

 

This could be the major original project they announced earlier, but don’t forget that Matsuyama also mentioned last year that they’ve been working on plans for a new .hack title as well.

 

[The top image is from .hack//Infection.]


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  • Jeremy Noble

    .hack HD! This is the time!

    • Renaldi Saputra

      They said original
      so no .hack it seems?

      • Nhatalya

        The .hack is a original series of theirs, so it does count.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          I mean, .hack is already .hack series

          original title might mean a new IP from them

          • Nhatalya

            “Might”. Doesn’t mean it can’t be a NEW .hack title. A new .hack game will still count as a original, new title.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            yeah, possibly

  • Kalis Konig

    .Hack HD collections plus a new .hack game. If not I don’t care lol

    • Renaldi Saputra

      They said original major project

      • AlphaSixNine

        original doesn’t necessarily mean it’s new.
        .hack is an original title of theirs.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Ohh

      • Guest

        .hack is a original series of theirs, so it does count.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Oh so it’s original title?

  • Harry Potter

    .Hack HD psvita/ps4 remake and .hack vrmmorpg

  • Blesmi

    You know, I’ve been hoping for a new .hack game for so long but fuck it, the fact is, even if they DID make a new .hack game, we most likely would not get it, just like the last two .hack games.

    • Reza Reita

      actually, they are currently working on a new .hack game. And they are trying to make the game for global audience.
      so it’s a matter of Bamco will localize it or not.

  • Sincerely, The Jerk

    If it isn’t a new .hack// with an english translation or a ps3/4 version of english .hack//LINK then I really don’t care :p

    • alastor3

      than, don’t care

      • Sincerely, The Jerk

        ???

        • Nhatalya

          Seems like he doesn’t care of Link.

    • Nhatalya

      A real shame .hack//Link was never localized. I’ve the game, but I wasn’t able to understand everything. .hack//Link function like a Encyclopedia for the series, it explains everything from the very beginning until .hack//Link, all the characters were present. It’s really a great game.

    • animefreakhq

      hack//link is atrocious. It’s better off not translated.

  • Nitraion

    As long its not yet another naruto game i am happy….
    Prefer they do .hack games or if I can beg log horizon series lol XD
    But i am happy as long its not naruto games

  • alastor3

    im pretty sure it’s not an HD remake/remaster whatever guys. Im sure it’s not a ,hack related game, must be new IP

    • Harry Potter

      .hawk? i’m joking xD

  • I’d faint in too much excitement if it’s MML3.

    • British_Otaku

      I forgot that they proposed to help out on that project… I guess I would faint in unison even if I don’t think CC2 are that adept at game systems and game worlds… at least not from their licensed games.

  • Syn

    Calling it right now, its a Next Gen Naruto game.

    • David García Abril

      They already said it’s an original game.

      I doubt it will be a Naruto game.

      • Harry Potter

        i’m sure its .hack they just released naruto

  • David García Abril

    Good, CC2.

    But please, no DLC endings this time. I mean it.

  • Reza Reita

    i’m gonna be positive…it’ll be .hack

    http://www.cc2.co.jp/hack_game_project/

    • Kaitou21

      I don’t want to crush our hopes and dreams but last time I checked that teaser site was for the .hack fighting game that came out years ago.

      • Nhatalya

        .hack//Versus was out only last year on January, it’s not that “old”, lol. Shame it was only a Hybrid game though.

        • Kaitou21

          What’s a real shame is that they were teasing a new .Hack PS3 game but it turned out to be a fighting game bundled with the movie…..

          • Nhatalya

            I was ok with it being a Fighting game to be honest. But it was a very short game with few characters. Could’ve been a lot better with more characters, stages, etc. But yeah, it was only a Hybrid game, so not -that- surprising in the end.

  • Codi Schumacher

    We need a .hack game that we can make our own characters brought here.

  • Nhatalya

    I swear guys! This is freakin’ .hack, I’m sure of that!
    .hack is back, the best RPG series ever created!

    Thanks God for that, I’m absolutely in love with this series since the beginning.

    • Reza Reita

      yes!
      somehow i got a strong feeling that it’ll be .hack for sure

      • Nhatalya

        It will!
        You have no idea how I’m excited about this. I love this series to death. I’ve all the games, books, animes, novels, etc.

        What I love the most in this series are the characters, so many of them are so interesting and complex.

        • Reza Reita

          exactly!!
          i love the characters, the plot and everything. so let’s just hope for the best and it wont disappoint
          i miss this series very much already

          • Nhatalya

            Tbh, I want this series to exists like, forever. Just like the FF and Tales games. I was so heart broken when they said somewhere in 2010 that .hack//Link was going to be the last thing for this series, and then a half-year later, they said “.hack will be coming back!”, don’t do this to me ever again!

          • Reza Reita

            i know that feel
            i feel the same with Suikoden series too, that is dying right now.

            so i’m just glad that another great RPG will be alive once more. :)

          • Nhatalya

            Wouldn’t mind a HD remaster/remake (maybe a remake could be better, and the rest of the SIGN cast could join Kite as well) of the IMOQ games, too. Loved the characters and story, but the gameplay was meh, even for its time.

  • Tincho Kudos

    Another .hack game please T_T

    • theBridgeburner

      Man, I hope so… Been nearly 10 years since GU. I miss the franchise something fierce!

  • D-Omen

    New real Little Tail Bronx title?

    Okay no, that ship has sailed, if anything it’s gonna be .hack.

  • Anime10121

    Naruto just ended… I put all bets on Ninja Storm 4 :/

    Though I’d prefer .Hack, I’m honestly guessing a Naruto reveal at Jump Fest :/

    • Nhatalya

      But Naruto isn’t an “original” project, it’s not a series of theirs.
      .hack on the other hand, IS an original series of theirs. :)

      • Anime10121

        missed that part… well ill hope for the best! Whatever it is though, it’ll likely be revealed at Jump Fest!

        • Nhatalya

          Yeah, I’m sure it’ll be .hack this time. :)

          Plus a new Naruto game wouldn’t be a shocking, original project. We all know Ninja Storm 4 will be coming sooner or later, it’s no surprise here.

  • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

    New .hack plizzzz.T_T

    At least, ,hack will also be okay.

  • British_Otaku

    Still expect a next ge… current generation Naruto on the Xbox One and PS4 featuring the Naruto babies and less content than the most recent Storm but enough presentation chops to make people ignore that.

    • Nhatalya

      Would be way too soon to get the babies, we don’t even know of they fight yet.

      Don’t see why people can’t believe it’ll be .hack, they’ve said last year that they’re indeed working on a new .hack game.

      • British_Otaku

        Naruto games from CC2 are typically stuffed with techniques that they made up regardless, given that we know the parents for the children, it would be easy for them to just use the same movesets from the parents or mix them up somehow.

        Personally I doubt it as I’m a gloomy guy who expects the worst so I can be pleasantly surprised later. I’m aware of them planning to do more .hack and curious about the series (only read the Legend of the Twilight manga’s volume 1 and watched a recent movie), but not going to bet on something good before it happens.

        • Nhatalya

          Still, my point stands. Can’t be Naruto. It’s not a “original” series of theirs. They use the characters, world of a series coming from someone else. .hack is, Tail Concerto is, Asura Warth is. Can also be a new IP, but I’m fairly positive it’s going to be a new .hack game considering all the hints.

    • Elpizo

      Better yet! A Ultimate ninja 7 with all characters included :D

      On another topic: I cannot access the OT. Is it down?

      • British_Otaku

        … Still waiting for another Clash of Ninja or Gekitou Ninja Taisen game with all of the characters included (the last one was a Japanese exclusive and released after Storm 2), but if Eighting can’t come back, I’ll settle for Ultimate Ninja 7. Wasn’t the biggest fan of Storm.

        I don’t know the details about why it has been impossible to access with the usual link but through Disqus, you can still browse it and post with this: https://disqus.com/home/discussion/siliconera/open_thread_50

        • Elpizo

          Oh me neither me neither. Ultimate ninja were really fun. I played until 4 only and I enjoyed them all.

          Thanks for the link. It’s weird that it doesn’t work indeed.

  • Zeonsilt

    .hack//MMORPG for PS4.

  • Jesse

    Since at the bottom it says they are working on a new .hack title, I wonder what the original IP will be?

    • Nhatalya

      Do you guys know the meaning of “original”? .hack is an original IP, it’s not hard to understand. It’s a series created of their own.

      • Jesse

        Oh, I thought this might be about some NEW original IP. ^^; If it is their new .hack game, that certainly will be awesome. ^^

        • Nhatalya

          Considering all the hype, it has to be a series that people already know. :)
          .hack is one of their big series, and it’s about time we get another game.

  • KazukiNanbu

    a .Hack HD antology with the 4 games of the first serie and the 3 G.U games in a single pack!!!!

    • Kaitou21

      Essentially the .Hack//HD Collection, unfortunately it’s a new IP so that may not be it…

      • KazukiNanbu

        damn, oh well, hope is a new .hack game at least

    • Nhatalya

      Maybe we could get both. A new .hack game and a HD remaster of the past games. That’d be beautiful.

      They’re interested in making a HD Edition of the games, but we don’t know if they will.

      • KazukiNanbu

        maybe if they release a new .hack game and its a success maybe they’ll consider an HD compilation

        • Nhatalya

          That’s what I’m thinking as well.

  • Kaitou21

    I sure hope I can cross “mobile game” off the list of things this new title could be….

    • Nhatalya

      I believe we’ve Guilty Dragon for that (which is part of the .hack series, too). I’m interested in this game as well, but can’t play it for obvious reasons.

      • Kaitou21

        I was about to ask why you can’t play it and then I was like “oh yeah……” Let’s hope for a localization too while we’re at it!

        • Nhatalya

          Yeah, still waiting.

          I heard the story was actually interesting, especially with the Phantoms. Man, Tsukasa looks very creepy. Saku”Bo”, too.

  • Raze

    Hack musou game that isn’t “musou”

    • Kaitou21

      Dude please don’t even make scary jokes like that.

    • Nhatalya

      Na, if KOEI make another game with Bandai Namco, should be Tales Musou instead.

      • Raze

        There’s already Tales of The Heroes : Twin Brave

        • Nhatalya

          Not made by KOEI. Doesn’t have the word Musou on its title, doesn’t count.
          And come on, I love Tales, but Twin Brave sucks, the game was terrible. KOEI could make a great game for PS3/4 based on this franchise.

  • Lilburrito

    I’m happy that their working on something that isn’t UNS or a UNS styled game. I can’t wait to see what their new project is! But if my memory serves me right, wasn’t there a teaser site for a new .Hack game released last year or so?

    • Kaitou21

      There is and hopefully it’s for this same announcement.

  • Captain Levi

    Please don’t be a mobile game.
    I wish a new .hack game with some plot and less fanservice.

    • Nhatalya

      The fanservice was already very little in the first place.

      Plus, like I said, we’ve a Mobile game for this series. It’s called: Guilty Dragon: The Sin Dragon and the Eight Curses.

      • Captain Levi

        That’s why.
        Have you played Guilty Dragon?
        It’s full of fanservice; I don’t want something like that in a .hack game.

        • Nhatalya

          They’re just cards, it’s ok.

          I’m sure they’ll keep the dark atmosphere for main games, I’m not worried about this.

          • Captain Levi

            I hope so.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          Does that even effect the gameplay at all?

          • Nhatalya

            Yes, somehow. But they’re just pretty, shiny cards. It’s no big deal, really.

          • Captain Levi

            Yes. I am fighting things by using the power of too-much-sexualized girls. It does not make very sense to me. If it’s a card game, at least make it plausible. In the end, well, it’s just a mobile game.

          • Nhatalya

            Don’t worry. :P
            It’s not going to turn into a Guy x His Harem, like Sword Art Online, lol.

          • Shippoyasha

            Card games are always about visual appeal that way. Whether a card looks cool or is sexual, that’s kind of how card games roll. I don’t expect it to be that way in the main series.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            You’re not fighting with the card’s characters though, they only strength your avatar. They are merely an art atheistic. It does nothing to gameplay and you are being nitpicky.

          • Captain Levi

            Sorry if I have some criterion.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            What?

          • Captain Levi

            Criterion, criteria.

  • Adam

    Please be .Hack
    Please be .Hack
    Please be .Hack

    • Nhatalya

      It will. Fingers crossed! (⊙‿⊙)

    • Joshua Myers

      We need a next gen .hack XD

    • God

      I hope so, it would allow me to move the .hack series to the top of my “to play” list (wich is over 50 titles strong).

  • Adrian Duran

    Original? Then I guess it isn’t a JoJo ASB sequel…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    .Hack…….better be .hack…come back to beat SAO and Logs ass

    • Nhatalya

      You can enjoy both series you know. No need for them to be in a War.
      Both of them just happens to be a simulation of MMO games, but they’re different in contrast.

      • Elpizo

        There is no need indeed. One is about a harem mmo and the other about serious business mmo

        • Nhatalya

          Exactly.
          SAO is more colorful. .hack is a lot darker in comparison.

        • animefreakhq

          I’d say both are harem esque

          • Nhatalya

            Nope. Some of the girls are interested in the main hero, but that’s clearly not one of the main points of the series contrary to SAO. .hack handle this in a more subtle way.

          • animefreakhq

            I meant SAO and Log Horizon. I prefer the .hack series since they focus more on the MMO game mechanic than slice of life but still enjoyed those for what they were.

          • Nhatalya

            Oh, OK. Dunno about Log Hoziron, I’ve just seen some pics. Anyway, .hack will always be my favorite MMO simulation ever. The series is awesome.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        True… Log is more complex and realistic then both .Hack and SAO

  • Cephrien

    So new Silent Bomber rite?

    • Nhatalya

      Ew, no.

      • Cephrien

        That game was awesome. I don’t know what you’re “Ew”-ing about. Lol

        • Nhatalya

          Dude, why. (⊙‿⊙)
          We just need .hack.

          • Cephrien

            Well that goes without saying. But if it’s not dot hack, Silent Bomber will make me just as happy. 8’D

  • KanjiLikesBoys

    Never did complete the series…I think I stopped at Outbreak. Bring them all over to the PC.
    Then the games with Haseo I stopped at the first one. Couldn’t bear with those characters

    • Adam

      I easily prefer GU to the originals. You should give it another try.

    • Nhatalya

      Haseo’s an ass in the beginning, but he develops into a pretty great character later on. The story is also very nice, you should try to play it again.

      But then again, if you want to understand everything, you need to watch the animes, read the manga/novels, etc. Everything is connected.

      • KanjiLikesBoys

        Haseo is typical JRPG Bish, all skinny and angsty and then falls in love and is fixed. it wasn’t him I didn’t like it was Everyone else.

        I hated the dog mage so DAMNED much. The bit where you see him in the town square crying because he was kicked out of a guild or maybe he was beat up by PKers I don’t remember, but the scene pissed me off so much. Because, essentially there is a person sitting on their computer, wearing a headset and using a controller, crying and then using a cry emote in the game of The World. I never had him in my party

        I hated Shino because I can’t deal with any more crying magical girls in love with men who hate them.

        And the female boxer with the huge tits was just too weak compared to how people treated her/

        • Nhatalya

          You’re confused.

          Shino was never in love with Haseo, she likes him as a friend. You’re talking about Atoli, the blonde one that has the same skin as Shino. And even then, she’s the one to fall in love with Haseo in the first place, not him. He only shows that he likes her by the end of the second game.

          The huge tits girl is Pi, but I prefer he character in .hack//Quantum, Shamrock.

          http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100822030655/dothack/images/9/98/Shamrock.png

          • Julian Hardaway

            I wouldn’t say that Haseo likes Atoli. He just settles on her and grows fond of protecting Atoli.

          • Nhatalya

            He does.
            You need to read the Chapters that happens after the game, they’re a couple. He even says that he find her pretty cute in real life.

          • KanjiLikesBoys

            yes i did confuse the two girls who look exactly alike aha thanks. The order of love doesn’t matter the result is the same, he doesn’t stop being an angsty tool until the girl loves him and is hurt by him and then loves him anyway

      • Elpizo

        He doesn’t need any of that stuff to enjoy them. The references and returning characters are cool and all but the new setting has enough depth for him to go deeper with anime/novels/manga, after playing them. Also the anime spoils one of the main plot devices in the first 2 games.

  • Superior Spider-Man

    Personally I’d love a .Hack remastered for either the PS3 or PS4. I’ve only played the 1st one and half of the 2nd and It’s one of my biggest gaming regrets that I’ve never finished them.

    • ZEROthefirst

      Same here, and sadly for me the prices for the games have jumped so I can’t really justify adding them to my collection either (I know there are emulators for things like this, but I still don’t like doing that, even if I know the company doesn’t make anything off the game anymore).

  • Hakai Ouji Vegeta #BADMAN

    Still have to beat GU part 3…

    • Nhatalya

      Do it!
      And then watch the Special OAV.

      • MinakoArisato

        I wish I could play G.U.
        <—- european

  • Elpizo

    I am hyped XD Could it be a coherent .hack? The last one’s story went all places with its story(LINK). You don’t have to bring every character in the series to make it amazing. Do something like GU again, with returning characters, but not exactly the same. Or reboot the series and give us more depth with Harald and Emma.

    and please don’t make it a .hack//FANSERVICE:THE HAREM, type of game :S

    If its something new, I am interested and I will take the word from Piroshi-san on that this will be something awesome :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUf3ZY9aNfI

    • Nhatalya

      There’s no need for a reboot at all. I don’t even know why you’re suggesting that, lol.

      • Elpizo

        A new game with new story, and another version of The World would be too much for my tastes. In what sense? I had difficulties swallowing that so many important things from R:1 stayed in R:2 after that fire.
        A The World R:3 with another crisis would be weird for me. I have no idea how they would reference the old versions.

        In the end if they continue the story and they keep the mythos mysterious, then I wouldn’t mind. The 7 ps2 games had this mystic feel of a game within a game that was so marvelous, that I want that back.

        • Nhatalya

          I honestly think a HD Edition for this would be fine. But I’d prefer to see the series continue with a new setting, discovering new characters, theirs motives, etc.

          Just hoping the next hero isn’t going to be Kite (Yuuki Sora) from .hack//The Movie, she’s really meh. I prefer Sakuya as a Female Kite. But preferably, a completely new hero would be better.

          Tokio’s also very different from his Link version in .hack//Versus, a lot more mature. A lot less idiot, lol.

          • Elpizo

            I want something new too. I doubt Piros would hype an HD collection as “awesome”. It would be too sad if that were the case.
            Having both a new game and the collection would be A++++++++

          • Nhatalya

            They’re interested in a HD Edition, but we don’t know if they will. Would be awesome though.

            Hoping the next game as a new portrayal of Piros(hi) and Natsume. They’re like Mascots, haha.

          • Elpizo

            I hope they do it. And yea more Piros and Natsume. The dream must live

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfpvoQfvpB0

          • animefreakhq

            Oh god I hope they don’t reuse the same character designs.

          • Nhatalya

            Lol, yeah.
            Poor Kite need to reste in peace.

          • Ahtma

            I’d play the fuck out of an HD collection containing IMOQ.

          • Nhatalya

            I would, too.
            Mistral’s gold, never tired of her.

  • MinakoArisato

    .hack? Is there some hope for good games beside Persona left?
    I mean, .hack! thats… that would be so awesome! Please make it happen, for the west as well!

  • Brimfyre

    .hack/ as the first Morpheus exclusive title.

    • MinakoArisato

      That would be awesome, but I fear we are far away from that dream^^

    • Nhatalya

      That’d be awesome considering the series uses this as well, but I don’t see that happening before some years.

    • Bonn Bo

      Didn’t you see the first .hack!? That’s how people get into comas man

    • Kitestwinblades

      All of my Yes. 〜( ̄w ̄〜) I Don’t even care if it like the first few games and just first person with windows. Its pretty unlikely but they do seem to be excited about something.

  • Shadow Rebirth

    i pray and beg to Kami-sama that this is .hack. I miss Haseo and his avatar, Sketh or whatever that avatar name is ;_;

    • Nhatalya

      Skeith, The Terror of Death. :)

  • Love CC2; whatever they got cookin’, I’m onboard!

  • Bonn Bo

    .HACK PLEASE. If i get a faster GU for the PS4, i’ll cry out of joy

  • CS

    .hack MMO because I think the technology is finally ready.

    • Ahtma

      Guilty Dragon.

    • Nhatalya

      Guilty Dragon, yeah.
      And it’s extremely popular in Japan.

      • Wait what

        For what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure Guilty Dragon isn’t what any .hack fan had in mind when they would daydream about playing The World. But even then, if we would at least get Guilty Dragon in the West maybe it would help.

        • Nhatalya

          It’s a least something. A true .hack//MMO would be awesome, but I can’t see this happening before a very long time. Not before a new Project at the very least (new anime, game, manga/novel). Maybe in 2017/18.

          • Wait what

            I don’t think it’s ever going to happen, to be honest. Fragment was the closest we got and nobody like it. I came to terms with that years ago. Even if it did happen, it would never be like what we saw in the original games and anime, MMOs have changed too much and are a way more competitive market now. The World as we want it wouldn’t survive.

          • Nhatalya

            I wanted .hack//fragment just to play as Mimiru from SIGN, lol. (Or at least, using the same skin as her).

            And yeah, I agree with what you said. I can understand people wanting a true MMO, but I much prefer the fake simulation, because I want a true story, with true characters, etc.

          • CS

            True, but I can dream. I mean FFXIV is fun but it’s not .hack, you know?

          • Wait what

            Yeah… yeah. :(

      • CS

        Sorry, I should be more specific:
        1. Available globally
        2. Fun

        • Ahtma

          1. Soon. CC2 has plans to make it global.
          2. I haven’t seen or played it, so I can’t contest this.

          • CS

            IDK was there some kind of official announcement for GD?

        • Nhatalya

          Guilty Dragon for a Mobile/Android game isn’t that bad to be honest, the story is actually interesting.
          I don’t think a true .hack MMO is going to happen anytime soon.

          • CS

            It’s OK, I played it for a few min but I can’t read JP so it was kinda boring.

          • Nhatalya

            Yeah, sure, it wasn’t a game in the same scale as the old ones. It was an -ok- game.

  • Brandonmkii

    I’d hold my breath on a new .hack, this being an original project and all. I always enjoy what they do, so I’m excited either way. I actually just finished Asura’s Wrath not too long ago and now I’m trying to find a copy of Solatorobo

  • animefreakhq

    It better be a new dot hack project that spans from video game to manga and anime just like how //project was for //g.u

    • Nhatalya

      Exactly.
      Also, they say “original project”, they always use the word “project” when it’s something new related to .hack.

    • Wait what

      We wouldn’t get it in English, though, so…

      • Nhatalya

        How do we know? Link was the only one to not be localized, so there’s still a chance, especially if it’s a major, big game.

        • Wait what

          Not getting LINK was a pretty big deal considering it was advertised as the finale of the franchise at the time. But since then, we also haven’t gotten Versus, The Movie, Guilty Dragon, or the various novels/manga/stuff. They just seemed to kind of give up on the series over here.

          • animefreakhq

            .hack//link was a major disappointment.

          • Wait what

            Haha, that’s a conversation for another time. I’ve got my problems with the direction .hack has taken, but I’d still rather actually get the stuff over here than not.

      • Lan

        And why not?

        • Ahtma

          .hack’s kind of not popular in the west. We didn’t get Link, Versus, or the movie.

          • Nhatalya

            Versus was a Hybrid game. If you’ve The Movie, you’ve the game. I don’t think they wanted to make this a full-fledged game. Was just a bonus.

          • Wait what

            And we didn’t get it over here. Along with anything else .hack in the past yew years, games and novels and alike (I already listed them).

          • Nhatalya

            Because .hack isn’t that popular in the West, it’s no surprise. It’s business. If the games doesn’t sell well, then of course they’re not going to be localized. I’m still fine with that though. But I’m hoping the next game will be localized.

          • Wait what

            Well, the post this is all replying to was asking “why not” to the notion that we probably wouldn’t get it, so that’s why we’re mentioning not getting these things.

          • DaiRaiOh

            Well we didn’t get Link primarily on account of it being a psp game with a pretty hefty amount of voice work. And the movie wasn’t that good so there’s that.

      • animefreakhq

        Funimation has announced that they’ll release the Blu-Ray version of all the .hack anime/movies. That’s a right step in the direction.

        • Nhatalya

          Yeah, that’s amazing imo, I really appreciate that.

          http://www.japanyay.com/dothack.php

        • Wait what

          Well, it’s a step in the right direction, yes, but a very small step that doesn’t really mean much. They’re just releasing all the things they already had the rights to, nothing new has been announced so all the stuff we haven’t gotten yet is still Japan-only, including The Movie.

        • Ahtma

          God bless Funimation.

        • Vallen

          DVD**
          Funimation went the cheap route and didn’t give blu ray releases to any of the older .hack anime

  • Richard N

    I would love for an HD rerelease. Never was able to complete my collection. Especially now since Quarantine goes for over $100 online….

    • Ahtma

      I lost all of my discs in my old game binder except for Quarantine. I wouldn’t ever let that one go.

    • Nhatalya

      Holy Jesus.
      Glad I’ve kept all my .hack games, lol.

  • Quiet Gear Soild

    Hack gu remake?
    Hack mmorpg?
    A new hack series?

  • subsamuel01

    Too early to announce a new Naruto game, maybe another.Hack game or a new IP altogether.

  • C-could it be?! …hack?!

    • Nhatalya

      It will, finally.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Please be Strelka Stories! Please be Strelka Stories!

  • Shippoyasha

    I just hope it is a major PC/Console release. They are one of the few companies who has the capacity to do this nowadays in Japan. I wouldn’t mind any type of game as long as it is fun.

  • Learii

    another .hack VS game?

    • Nhatalya

      Don’t think so. I enjoyed .hack//Versus, but this was Naruto with .hack stages and characters.
      Probably a new game in the same genre as the other ones.

  • Kornelious

    Maybe a localization of .hack Vs?……..Nah, i didn’t think so either -_-

    • Vallen

      Just import man. I imported it and had no trouble playing the game (half the menus are in english)

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    Please be .Hack! I will cry for weeks! That’s how long I’ve been waiting and that’s how much I care!!! Just for this I’ve purposely stored 1000gal of tears in my eyes!

    • Nhatalya

      .hack is the Messiah. ⊙ω⊙

  • Kai2591

    hmmm interesting

  • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

    Part of me wants to get excited hoping for .hack.. But I don’t want to be letdown lol.. God damnit I want a new .Hack so badly X.X.

  • Ahtma

    I really hope this is a next-gen/PC .hack game. If it is, I really, REALLY hope that CC2 applies all of their visual prowess that they’ve shown with Asura’s Wrath and JoJo: All-Star Battle into this.

  • E.T.993

    Can I have just ONE more Solatorobo game? Pretty please?

  • ishyg

    Just come out with The World already.

  • hazelnut1112

    New .hack game with the announcement of an HD Collection please.

  • Vallen

    .hack HD (IMOQ and GU trilogy) or a new .hack game!!! Please don’t be another naruto game, pleaaase we .hack fans are dying for a new game!!!

    • Nhatalya

      It’s not going to be a new Naruto game.
      1) Would be too soon.
      2) They said “original project”. .hack is an original series of theirs. ;)

  • Kevin Lima Ferreira

    PLEASE! Any announcement of the .hack series would make me so happy!! It has been AGES since a game of the series was released outside Japan..

  • TheCynicalReaper

    I’m scared if it is dot hack. I mean, the original series and G.U. were so good they were anomalies. After reinvention and reinvention via all these offshoot anime stories and manga and handheld games I just… I-I don’t want one of my favorite series to get ruined you know?
    _I mean we all saw what they did to the visuals in that Versus game coupled with the movie. The first two games, cell-shaded GU especially, perfectly captured Sadamoto’s wonderful art style. That game just went full retard with its aesthetics in favor of some Unreal Engine models and blech!
    _And the narrative from that secret ending scene–
    Terrorists? Cyborg terrorists? REALLY?!
    I’m scared, man. I’d love a new dot hack. I want this series to go on forever if it could, each installment meeting the bar or even raising it. But…I don’t know

  • That picture got me so hyped for a moment.

  • Please, PLEASE, .hack HD Collection! I live in Europe and had to pirate G.U. to play it… AMAZING games, by the way. Besides, the whole series is really expensive and an HD Collection would be great to have all of them together in one or two packages. I love this series!!!

  • Saga Meow Meow

    ,Hack MMO and i die <3

    • Vallen

      don’t die, you need to live and experience it — then you can die because the next .hack title would be in like 20 years :)

  • Lionxie

    Solatorobo game?!

  • Vash bane

    there’s no pick :/

    but a new .hack would be cool (and hopefully not a MMO….don’t know why people want it to be a real mmo..) what was the picture?

  • Ren Yuumei

    Inb4 cell phone game

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