Bandai is heading back to the â€œ.hackâ€ universe with a brand new set of characters and a fresh story for the PS2. Those of you lucky to be at E3 can catch a preview of .hack//G.U.
at Bandaiâ€™s booth. For the rest of us, weâ€™ll have to wait until next year to see this one.
BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES â€œ.HACK//G.U.â€
Best Selling Role-Playing Game Returns to PlayStationÂ®2
LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ May 18 2004 â€“ Bandai Games Inc. today announced â€œ.hack//G.U.â€ for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system. Following the success of the four-volume â€œ.hackâ€ series that sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide, the latest iteration will feature a new cast of characters and an original storyline. Developed by Cyber Connect 2, â€œ.hack//G.U.â€ will launch in Japan and North America in 2006.
The world premier of the â€œ.hack//G.U.â€ teaser trailer will run in the Bandai booth at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) every day on 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM PST. Bandai is located at West Hall, booth #2216.
â€œWe joined forces with the most renowned animated TV show talents to create the original â€˜.hackâ€™ series,â€ said Naruo Uchida, Vice President of Bandai Games Inc. â€œWeâ€™re proud to announce that Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the character designer of â€˜Evangelion,â€™ and Kazunori Ito, the writer of â€˜Ghost in the Shellâ€™ and â€˜Patlabor,â€™ are both returning for the new game.â€
For additional information and asset downloads, please visit www.BandaiGames.com.
About Bandai Games Inc.
Bandai Games Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated and a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software for popular videogame systems such as the PSPâ„¢ entertainment system, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo DSâ„¢, Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢, and the Game BoyÂ® Advance. Unique characters and stimulating game experiences highlight Bandai Games Inc.â€™s distinctive product lineup which include hit titles such as Inuyasha and Digimon. Bandai Games Inc. is headquartered in Cypress, California. For more information and press downloads please visit: www.BandaiGames.com.
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