In 2015, a fire broke out in the CC Corporation headquarters, resulting in the loss of most of the data for “The World.” The company utilized a game system for a different game line they were developing to restore the data that was lost in the fire and introduced “The World R:2” a year later. However, players of the original “The World” were unable to migrate their character data to the new version and many rejected the “R:2.” But the game was accepted amongst new players and went onto sell 12 million copies worldwide. Although, they have yet to reach the peak of 20 million players that was boasted during the days of the original “The World,” the game took back the crown as the number one online game.
About the Special Edition:
- The Special Edition will be available exclusively at GameStop and EB Games stores, as well as online through GameStop.com and EBgames.com. The limited run of the Special Edition will include an exclusive Haseo action figure, complete with detailed weapons, and the exciting Terminal Disc.
- The Terminal Disc features an exclusive story compilation of the previous .hack games and other surprises. It will allow fans, both old and new, to catch up on the history of .hack by viewing a synopsis and movies from the last four .hack games.
What if what you do as a player in a game impacted your real world? What is reality? .hack has pursued this innovative concept in the previous four-part series where “The World” was ultimately destroyed. Years after the events of the first .hack series, “The World” was rebuilt. .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth is an entirely new installment to the .hack universe and the beginning of a new trilogy.
As a new player, you are saved on your first day in “The World” from several Player Killers (PKs) by a mysterious man. From this day on, you have dedicated your time to hunt down PKs, and have become known throughout “The World” as the feared “Terror of Death.”
Rumors spread in “The World” that the legendary PK you have been searching for has surfaced, and you must now set out to find “it.” Your world is thrown into chaos when you finally encounter this PK, and are defeated by him…
- Delve deeper into “The World” Featuring an enthralling all new storyline that builds upon the excitement of the first .hack series
- Special items for .hack fans Utilize your save data from the first .hack series and unlock a special surprise
- Realistic interactions Communicate with your partners using the all-new communication features and an upgraded interface
- 2 Major Battle Systems Battle as Haseo, or fight as the avatar Skeith in the new Avatar Battle System
- Strengthen your alliances! Form a guild with other PCs; share information, trade items, and reap the benefits of their knowledge
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth will retail for $39.99 and the Special Edition will be available for $49.99.