Famitsu announced physical editions of the .hack 20th anniversary book will release on July 19, 2022. The .hack 20th anniversary book will cost 3,250 yen (or roughly $24), which is close to the price that was previously announced. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The anniversary book will feature developer interviews, the results of a reader survey, and a special manga. There will also be concept art not limited to the release of the games. Things from the anime will appear too. Pre-orders for the book are still available through the Japanese retailer Ebten.
Additionally, Bandai Namco entertainment released a short video to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the .hack series. You can watch it below.
The video reveals that a .hack commemorative 20th anniversary artbook will release in December 2022. A price for the artbook has yet to be shared, with more information to appear in the future. It will feature artwork specifically created for the .hack video game series. It will also feature entirely new illustrations. It will include artwork from the following titles:
- .hack//Infection Vol. 1 – Vol.4
- .hack//GU Series
- .hack//GU Trilogy
- .hack//Beyond the World + Versus Hybrid Pack
- Guilty Dragon: The Sin Dragon and the Eight Curses
- .hack//New World
- .hack//GU Last Recode
The physical edition of the .hack 20th anniversary book will release on July 19, 2022.