While it’s not the original quadrilogy that we’ve been hoping for, Bandai Namco has announced that they will be bringing the remastered .hack//G.U. to North America as .hack//G.U. Last Record. The announcement came via the company’s Youtube channels with a new reveal trailer.
.hack//G.U. was the second series in the .hack series of games for the PS2 which takes place seven years after the original series and follows Haseo, a player in the newest version of the popular virtual MMO called The World. For those who never played the series or seen the anime, the series focused on people becoming trapped in the MMO and falling into a coma in real life and featured several sub-plots in relation to create an intriguing mystery for players to solve.
When originally released, the game was split into three volumes: Rebirth, Reminisce and Redemption. Last Record will bring all three together for the first time and update it to include 1080p, 16:9 widescreen picture, and 60 fps frame rate, gameplay balance changes and other changes that Bandai Namco has stated will be released in the coming months.
The game will be available on PS4 and PC later this year. Hopefully this will do well enough that we’ll see a resurgence of the series and possibly entice Bandai Namco to bring the original series back as well? Hell we’ll settle for a PS2 Classics re-release on PS4 for those ones.