New .hack Game Revealed in Famitsu
New game's platform and release date to be announced.
We finally have confirmation of a new .hack game. Famitsu this week reveals that a new game in the franchise is in development.
The magazine lists the game under the placeholder name of just .hack. Platform and release date are both to be announced. However, the magazine does have some screenshots that show a high level of detail. In an interview, CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama reveals that the screenshots are all real time from the game.
Matsuyama notes in the interview that different from .hack//G.U. and .hack//Link, which had an anime style to their visuals, the new game has a bit more photo realism.
The screens appear to show Haseyo, main character of .hack//GU. Matsuyama would confirm that it is Haseyo, but when Famitsu asked if it's "that Haseyo," he would only say "I can't say yet."
The new game project began planning at around the time of the .hack movie, Matsuyama also told the magazine. It appears that the two will be related, as the game takes place in 2025, one year after the events of the movie.
Official details on the game will be released quickly following the movie's release. The movie is set to hit theaters on January 21.