The futuristic Japanese role-playing game compilation was previously released for PlayStation 4 and PC back in November 2017, but despite developer CyberConnect2 pitching the idea of porting the collection to Nintendo Switch to Bandai Namco Entertainment “several times,” the publisher had been concerned about costs and sales projections.
The collection is out now on the portable home console, which includes the three original games – Rebirth, Reminisce and Redemption – while introducing a fourth and final story called Reconnection. These have been “fully restored and remastered” for Nintendo Switch to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
“.hack//G.U. Last Recode is one epic compelling story comprising four massive RPG experiences for new and existing fans to the franchise,” enthuses Bandai Namco Entertainment America associate brand manager Summer Nguyen. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the series by bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch, and we can’t wait to see fans lose themselves and fight their way through the exciting saga of .hack//G.U. Last Recode!”
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is now available at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.
In North America, the .hack//G.U. Last Recode Begins Edition is available to purchase exclusively from the Bandai Namco Entertainment Store “while supplies last,” this includes a physical copy of the game, an official soundtrack CD and a 192-page manga and art concept book.