On January 21st, a new .hack// movie will be released in Japan! So what does this mean for gamers? Well with the release of the movie, is the potential release of a new .hack// game. An interview with CyberConnect2′s CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama revealed that there is indeed a plan to release a game that is relative to the movie. Matsuyama wouldn’t reveal what platform the game will be on, but I think it’s safe to assume it will be on PS3, if not a PS3 exclusive. There are even rumors of a dvd/game hybrid being released for the PS3.
I’m not sure about anyone else, but I know that I personally have been wanting another .hack// game ever since I finished .hack// G.U. Redemption. However I waited so long that I gave up any thoughts of another game ever coming out and pushed the game to the back of my mind. (Keep in mind this is not including .hack//LINK which will probably never see an English release.) Well, I was definitely surprised, and anxious, when I got the news that not only is a movie being released, but a game as well. I don’t know too much about what the game will entail, but honestly all that matters is that it’s a new addition to the .hack// series.
What I do know is that the scripts of the game and the movie were made simultaneously, and the game is set to take place one year after the movie, which is 2025. The game features a character similar looking to Haseo from G.U., but whether it’s actually him or just a look a like has yet to be determined. More details of the game should be released when the movie is on January 21st, but until then CC2 has a nice teaser site for you to look at and constantly refresh hoping eventually something will change. For now, here are the only two screenshots above yet to be released to give our brains a tease.