Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots of .hack//G.U. Last Recode detailing Ovan’s appearance as a party member in .hack//G.U. Vol. 4//Reconnection.
Get the details below.
■ Vol. 4 Image Visual
The image visual for .hack//G.U. Vol. 4//Reconnection is illustrated by Seiichiro Isasagawa, who is also the character designer of this title. It features 5th Form Haseo, who is the symbol of Vol. 4, and an Ovan who has changed into a different form than he has previously appeared. In new forms, the two will stand alongside each other for a new story.
Behind Haseo and Ovan is the silhouette of a girl that seems to be Kusabila, and an unidentified giant rising to the surface. Who exactly is this giant…?
■ Ovan Joins the Party
#1. An Ally to Fight Alongside
Ovan has taken a different road from Haseo in the story up until now, but in Vol. 4, he will become an ally that fights alongside him.
#2. A New Form
Ovan’s left shoulder has changed into the shape of a third arm, and the color also went from sinister red to a gentle blue.
#3. Ovan’s Exclusive Weapon
Ovan’s existing Lost Weapon, “Coming Reincarnation,” has grown into out-of-spec twin guns known as the Lost Weapon, “Sousei Hirameku Oumagatoki.” Ovan is equipped with bayonets in each hand, each with a different form. In his left hand, he has the “Phoenix” (rifle-type) bayonet, and in his right hand, he has the “Qilin” (pistol-type) bayonet.
#1. Attack with a New Weapon
While calmly walking around the battlefield, rapid-fire each bayonet in turn. Use attack actions suited to the always composed Ovan.
#2. Attack Using Ovan’s Third Arm
Mow down surrounding enemies with a wide ranging attack using Ovan’s bat wing-like third arm. The arm can transform to have huge, sharp claws, which can be used to cut through the enemies in front of you.
#1. Neighbor of Truth
Ovan jumps and uses each bayonet in addition to the third arm on his left shoulder to fire a three-line blue shockwave. It is a powerful art that attacks a wide range. The shockwave even leaves engravings on the ground.
—1. Jumps and fires a shockwave using the bayonets and third arm.
—2. Damages a wide range of enemies around the target.
#2. Neighbor of Restriction
Covers the enemy in a dome-shaped energy, and a great number of third arms appear to skewer them. It is an art in which all enemies inside the dome receive damage.
—1. Ovan unleashes a dome-shaped energy in front of him.
—2. A great number of third arms indiscriminately and recklessly pierce the enemies inside the dome.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on November 1 in Japan, and November 3 in the Americas and Europe. It includes .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth, Vol. 2//Reminisce, Vol. 3//Redemption, and the brand new Vol. 4//Reconnection.
View the screenshots at the gallery.