I'm really really really suprised no one posted this game. It's the sequal of the game that I feel can go head to head against Kingdom Hearts and even Final Fantasy.
Well anyway you can find every single trailor at dothackers.net
and all of the cutscenes are on youtube, just search for them, but unless your planning to play this game, it's coming to america on october 24th or something. I find that as total bs, because part 2 comes out in japan before we get part 1.
Basically it's 2016 about 6 years since Kite and the ".hackers" (as what they were refered as at the end of the game) had completed their mission and saved all the coma victims from the clutches of Morganna (YAY) and The World had been destroyed (AW). There was a fire in CC corp that destroyed all data within The World, and a year later the new release of The World, called "The World R:2," was brought to the public. Almost all of the players from the first game quit, seeing as their characters have been deleted and they need to start off from scratch. Aura, as it turns out has gone missing, even though the areas that are untouchable by even CC Corp (commonly known as the lost ground, the church with the statue of Aura was one of them) is still there. The World has gone to chaos, where if your a noob, your dead, and I mean that in a literal sense. Pks have overtaken the new World, by storm.
The first part of this new story is in .hack//Roots the new anime, which is currently being subbed by Luperry Fansubs (IMO their translations suck, but their pretty fast) and za warudo fansubs (slow, but quality). This anime unlike ..hack//Signs, literally does start right before the game, providing an actual prequal, along with both the main character in the game and in the anime as one and the same.
Ironically this game IMO is the polar opposite of the first games. You start out as Haseo, commonly known as The Terror of Death Haseo the PKK (player killer killer, I know wtf). He's level 122, (max is 150 now) hunting for the legendary PK Tri-edge. Only 3 things are known about him, he carrys 2 swords with 3 blades (tri-edge durr), he arrives in a display of azure flames, and that all players that he kills never return to the game. Haseo's plans to kill Tri-edge due to the fact that Shino, a girl who he fell in love with in the game was killed by him, and in real life, she was forced into a coma.
The most interesting thing about this game is, that IMO it's the polar opposite of the first game.
Kite became freinds with the decendents of fiana. The team itself was working as the twilight, destroying the 8 phases of the Cursed Wave. They were working with hackers, and besides the wave, CC corp was also one of their main enemies. In this new game, your working for CC corp admins, Yata and Pai (Pi in the english game, read as the numeric Pi not pee). Your using the essence of morganna, the epitaph of the wave, Haseo is using Skeith, and your out killing these things called AIDA (read like Ida in Idaho), which are Artificial Intellegence Data Anomolies. They infect PCs and possess them like spirits due, control them and try to destroy the World. The biggest enemy by far is Tri-edge who is known as, (spoiler) Kite of the Azure Flames..
The crew your working with, is the infinity 8.
Haseo the Terror of Death
Atoli the Mirage of Deciet
Kuhn the Propagation
Yata the Prophet
Sakubo the Machinator
Endrance the Temptress
Pai the Avenger
Ovan the Rebirth
and a whole batch of side characters amd secondary characters.
The battles system is skill triggers, kinda like the Trigger camands in KH2, but different. When your fighting as skeith, you do avatar battles, which btw is not only very nice looking, kicks ass!
This is theorized as the last of the biggest RPG series released for the PS2.
www.za-warudo.com -quality info