Today marks the 20th anniversary of the .hack series, June 20th, 2002, is when the first entry was released on the PS2, and to celebrate, Bandai Namco has released a trailer detailing the multiple campaigns that will take place throughout the coming months, the campaigns range from releasing a 20th-anniversary book to an exhibit in Tokyo. The details for each campaign can be seen below via Gematsu.

(1) Release of .hack//20th Anniversary Book

Release Date: July 19, 2022

  • This anniversary book covers all 20 years of .hack, starting back with the very first title on PS2, .hack//Infection Vol.1!

(2) .hack//20th Anniversary Exhibit

Period: August 9, 2022 to August 28, 2022

Location: Yurakucho Marui in Chiyoda, Tokyo

  • “We will be holding our series’ first-ever exhibit at Yurakucho Marui in Chiyoda, Tokyo.”

(3) Release of Numerous 20th Anniversary Goods

  • Commemorative Art Book: .hack//20th Game Art Works

Release Date: December 2022

  • Commemorative CD: .hack//20th Best

Release Date: December 2022

Total of three volumes, all to release on the same date!

(4) Limited-Time Sale of Digital Publications of .hack Starting Today

Period: June 20, 2022 to July 4, 2022 at 23:59 JST

  • Digital publications are sold only in Japan. For more details, please see the CyberConnect2 official website.

We also just learned Bandai Namco had filed a trademark for “Last Recollection” in the United States and Canada on April 13th, 2022. We already know that they filed the same trademark in Japan and Europe back in April, and speculations were that this could be for a new .hack collection that would contain the first four entries of the series, since the last four games were already released as .hack//G.U Last Recode (available on Switch). However, everything surrounding the trademark is still speculation as Bandai Namco has not officially revealed anything.

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