Dengeki PlayStation this week has new details on the PlayStation Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2.
Yu Suganuma is directing the PlayStation Vita version. Satoshi Sakai is still in the producer’s chair.
During an interview, Sugunuma reveals the PlayStation Vita version will feature trophies, as it raises motivation and he likes collecting them. Within the game title, it is apparent that there are things that cannot be achieved by playing solo, he noted. However, trophies have been regulated to be more balanced so that they can more realistically be achieved, he assured. There are achievements PC users can get without creating a new character, too.
Also new in the PS Vita version is “Character Portrait” mode, where you can place and photograph characters in the game. The character appears on the screen and you can use the PS Vita camera to take photos of it in the real world. You can also add lines / script to it.
Other details published in the magazine include:
- Even if you are playing with 12 people, the sensation is still the same on PS Vita.
- Ships will be on blocks shared by PC and PS Vita.
- A new character named Kuna, voiced by Eri Kitamura, in the story.
- There are also details on abduction requirements, lucky rise effects, rare drop calculation, master drop limits, balance regulating, and other areas that weren’t summarized online.
Sugunuma recommends you to have an 8 gigabyte memory card or higher to play Phantasy Star Online 2 for PS Vita. Though, if you’re sharing the memory card with other games, then a 32 gigabyte memory card would be more efficient.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is due for PlayStation Vita in Japan on February 28.