First look at .hack//Versus
posted on 03.21.12 at 01:22 PM EDT by (@salromano)
First screenshots of .hack fighting game.

Famitsu.com went live today with its online preview of .hack//Versus.

The CyberConnect2-developed fighting game will be included on a hybrid disc with the .hack//Sekai no Mukou Ni CG movie on June 28 in Japan. It will support stereoscopic 3D. The standard release will cost 7,140 yen. A “The World” version, including a 48-page art book, 25 small posters, a theater pamphlet, extra DVD, and other bonuses, will be released for 10,500 yen.

New shots posted on the site today show Sora, Haseo, and mystery character “9.” View them below.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    Oh No !!

    it’s not RPG :(

    • Sal Romano

      @mdemolish: RPG it is not, but sexy it is.

      • anime10121

        @Sal Romano: yes and very sexy at that. I am a HUGE jrpg fan, but for some reason could never get into the .Hack games. I have the very first played it for a few hours and actually forgot I had it (which is unusual as I’m the type that finishes every game I buy). But this, THIS right here has me interested!

  • Aldridge517

    Dragonball GT Final Bout meets Soul Calibur, meets Street Fighter, meets Ultimate Ninja Storm. <- My initial impression

  • chinglee

    Meh, not an RPG.

    If it has an exploration aspect to it with sidequests like Naruto UNS2 then I’d be somewhat interested in the game.

  • XxBarretxX

    i have a feeling this “fighting game” could be a sample for .hack game combat.

  • go-go-boy

    MAN WTF IS THIS SHIT WHY CYBERCONNECT JUST WHY. THIS SHIT CAN STAY IN JAPAN ALONG WITH THE DAMN MOVIE FOR ALL I CARE.

  • Genesis

    So much salt ;) looks pretty good and I would definitely play it. I still can’t wait to see another .Hack RPG

  • Akira

    So what if it’s not an RPG. It looks amazing!

  • Kouten

    So, why is Kite named Sora in this? Also both Sora and Haseo are the same player in the real world, so I’m kinda confused haha. Anyway, the screens look pretty exciting, I really want to play this, even if it’s not RPG :)

    • howardmoonish

      @Kouten: I agree, the names in those pics are wrong and it’s confusing why they would get them wrong like that. Of course the “Kite” character may not actually be Kite, but he’s definitely not Sora. Oh well.

      • GAMEMASTER

        @howardmoonish: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the kite character from the original hack, is a “boy” so this is a different character. “Sora” is a girl, as you can tell in the pics she has her yellow pet. The main players kite, Orca, and balmung are based from the movie.

        • howardmoonish

          @GAMEMASTER: I always thought pk sora was a boy, but maybe I was wrong. I never read the manga so perhaps I missed some detail in there.

          kite is from the original hack but kite’s avatar shows up later as…something else.

          • Jackle

            @howardmoonish: PK Sora from .Hack//Sign is a boy. PK Sora is also the Haseo we know of as today at an older age. The Kite, Orca & Balmung characters in this fighting game, as GAMEMASTER has stated, are the characters from the new .hack movie hack//Sekai no Mukou Ni that has been released. These are not the same Kite/Balmung/Orca you’ve known from the original .hack games.

            • Kouten

              @Jackle: That’s true, I just noticed that this Kite (Sora) is a girl, and the main character from the new movie. She’s just using a character model similar to Kite, like Shugo from Legend of Twilight, Azure Flame Kite from G.U., Kite from LINK and many others. :)

  • howardmoonish

    I’m not really disappointed in this not being an rpg. In order for there to be disappointment, there first had to be hope.

    I think the best we can hope for (and even this is probably asking too much) is a PS3 release of the PS2 .hack games. I would LOVE that, and that point I could officially retire my ps2.

    That being said, I will buy this because it is .hack. I must consume all things .hack.

  • Jackle

    Haseo’s neck on that collector’s box is really….odd.
    Other than that, this looks delicious. I want it.

  • captainhowdy

    It looks amazing though, I hope the mechanics are good.

    It is disappointing it’s not an RPG, but maybe it’s good.

  • whiteferrero

    Finally, some news on Versus… even if it is another game. lol.