New Details On .hack//G.U. Last Recode Vol. 4 And New Screenshots!

by Dave on Aug 02 2017 |


More details, including some new screenshots of Haseo and Ovan, have emerged from Weekly Famitsu about .hack//G.U. Last Recode's all-new 4th volume, making G.U., a bona-fide tetralogy!

Via RPGSite.net:

In Vol.4 "The World R:2" Is Shutting Down And Time Is Running Out To Save Ovan

A year and 3 months have passed since Haseo last logged into The World R:2, after the events of Vol.3 Redemption have ended. CC Corporation has since announced to close down the MMORPG on 31 December 2018 due to having many server problems. Haseo had been trying to investigate the whereabouts of Ovan who disappeared into the depths of the network, and finally decided to log back into The World R:2 to find and rescue Ovan before the game shuts down, to be able to fulfill his final promise to him.

When Haseo comes back to The World R:2, he found Ovan encased in a giant ice stalactite inside a new Lost Ground named the Great Cave of Cua Holm, where the giant stalactite is located at the center of the cave while being surrounded by epitaph stones. Haseo tried to break the ice but was unsuccessful even with his current Xth form, so he gathers his old friends once again on an adventure to rescue Ovan.
Haseo's 5th Form
Haseo will also gain a new power in Vol.4 that will give him another new form, called the 5th Form. Another new weapon, the whip-sword, is also added to his arsenal. The Famitsu article has also confirmed that Silabus, Gaspard, Atoli, Shino, Alkaid, and Tabby will return to reunite with Haseo and help him in rescuing Ovan.


RPGSite.net is also reporting that .hack//G.U. Last Recode will have dual-audio options (Japanese/English, with English subtitles), but it's unclear if this is for the Japanese version only.

Also, Amazon.co.jp has released a screenshot of the premium edition of Last Recode, and I really, really want it! If you are itching to get this premium edition from japan, ahead of any announcement from Bandai Namco in the US and elsewhere, remember the PS4 is region free!

If you want to wait for the US localization, pre-orders for hack//G.U. Last Recode are up on Amazon for $39.99! No news on a premium edition coming outside of Japan has been announced yet.