Following first English screenshots of .hack//G.U. Last Recode‘s newly created fourth volume last week, Bandai Namco’s Japanese branch has released first Japanese information and screenshots.
Here are the details:
■ Vol. 4 Overview
Due to frequent troubles, it was decided that service would end for the massively multiplayer online RPG, “The World R:2.”
One year and three months after the events of .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, Haseo, who retired from “The World R:2” and was investigating, receives a mysterious e-mail hinting at the location of his friend Ovan, who was thought to have disappeared beyond the network.
The final promise that he could not keep… In order to locate Ovan before service ends on December 31, 2018, Haseo will once again log into the game and save his friend before time runs out.
■ Haseo’s New Power in Vol. 4: “5th Form”
5th Form is Haseo’s new form in Vol. 4, which is a new Job Extend from his Xth Form.
Job Extend is a characteristic of Haseo’s class, “Adept Rogue (Multi-Weapon).” As he grows (extends), his form changes and the types of weapons he can use increases.
■ Newly Discovered Setting of Vol. 4: “Great Cavity Qua Holm”
A large cave with a huge pillar of ice that stands out in the center. There are words carved on the rocks surrounding it, and gives off a solemn atmosphere.
Ovan was thought to have disappeared beyond the network in Vol. 3. But in the newly discovered lost grounds of Qua Holm, he has been asleep inside the ice pillar.
Haseo is unable to destroy the ice pillar that entrapped Ovan.
■ Vol. 4 Main Visual
The main visual of Vol. 4 is Ovan trapped in the ice pillar, and a strong-willed Haseo.
■ Meet With Your Comrades Once Again
Haseo, who decided to save Ovan, assembles his former comrades. Haseo reaffirms his determination and begins an adventure to awaken Ovan.
■ The Mysterious Kusabila
Kusabila (voiced by Sumire Morohoshi)
A girl with a mysterious atmosphere who suddenly appears before Haseo, who is looking for clues to rescue Ovan. Just who is she really…?
—A character of many mysteries, such as knowing about the newly discovered Great Cavity Qua Holm.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 1 in Japan, and in the Americas and Europe this fall.
View the screenshots at the gallery.