The first game in the .hack series for the PSP (and the planned final game for the franchise), .hack//links the player's entry into a new version of their virtual landscape called the world R:X ("R" stands for "revision"). 10 years have passed since the last .Hack, the players take control of Tokyo Kuryu, a second-year high school student. Presented through manga-style visuals, the game promises to clear up mysteries from past entries. Over 100 characters from the past .hack games, anime, manga, and books will make an appearance.
The gameplay promises to keep the basics of recent titles as players face off against enemies as they explore the dungeons. The difference here is that you move in pairs, with another character's control processor. The game will include 33 of these CPU-controlled characters. For the psp game, the combat system has been changed to a heavier combat system.