The group seems to have disbanded! BT doesn't log on much and neither does Subaru. But soon, the quest for the Key of the Twilight begins anew with Tsukasa taking Subaru to see the 'sleeping girl' and discovers her missing! Elsewhere, Bear realizes that the man in the upside-down castle was none other than Harald Hoerwick, creator of 'The World' and that he may hold the key to this mystery! The final battle is near and each of the party members must decide whether they will fight or not...
KEY SALES POINTS:
FIRST EVER - Cross media property: .hack//INFECTION PS2 Game / .hack OVA series / .hack//SIGN anime / .hack Manga.
* .hack//INFECTION PS2 Game to be released Feb 03 / May 03 (2 of 4 games planned for 2003)
Continued broadcast on Cartoon Network
.hack is a bonafide best-selling HIT in Japan AND North America.
* .hack//INFECTION (PS2) is one of the best selling RPG's of the Year!
* .hack//SIGN continues to rank #1 for all anime television programming in Japan (Newtype magazine).
.hack Manga to be released in North America soon by Tokyo Pop
Interactive Animated Menus
English subtitles optional
Anamorphic Widescreen presentation
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Dolby Digital Isolated Score Audio Track
The quest for the Key of the Twilight continues as the appearance of undefeatable monsters and mythic heroes shakes the online Game World. As the relationship between Tsukasa and Subaru grows closer, he takes her to the hidden forest of the sleeping girl--and is severely punished. The voice that once promised to accompany Tsubasa abandons him, taking the sleeping Aura and the Puss-in-Boots-like Macha to a weird, aqueous realm. While the odious Sora and BT connive, Crim joins Bear and Mimiru in the search for clues about the mysterious Key. With the help of the seeress Helba, they discover that the aged failure of the upside-down dungeon is a manifestation of Harald Hoerwick, the creator of the prototype game world. Director Koichi Mashimo uses tantalizing but ambiguous clues to build the suspense as this intriguing series moves toward its climax. (Rated 13 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon