Five minutes of Phantasy Star Nova TGS gameplay
posted on 09.19.13 at 11:03 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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Five minutes of live stream-recorded Phantasy Star Nova gameplay footage has come out of the Tokyo Game Show.

The video shows the player go head on against the Gigantes, giant beasts that inhabit the planet on which you and your crew crash-land.

In development at tri-Ace, Phantasy Star Nova is scheduled to launch for PS Vita in Japan next year.

Watch the video below.

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  • almostautumn

    “Okiiiiiii desu ne!”

    Couldn’t have said it better; that thing is straight up ‘effing HUGE!

    Backgrounds look kind of bland as in Soul Sacrifice, and gameplay seems a bit too focused on replicating MH rather than being Phantasy Star— but overall I actually like it more than I’d thought I would.

  • Alkhan

    Hopefully Sega can have Atlus USA localize this among other things.(VC3)

    • Budgiecat

      Yakuza 5, Restoration, Kenzan!, HD Collection, Shenmue III, VC3, etc

  • jujubee88

    WOW O_O

  • Sundial

    Looks great, hope we get Nova & Online 2 eventually.

  • LordKaiser same battle system. I can see a crossover.

    Newest class

    These videos are not mine. I placed them here so you can compare it to Phantasy Star Nova.

  • Raiu

    Damn that’s huge…. I’m hyped for this…

    • LordKaiser

      I’m used to monsters of almost that size. It’s not that huge, I tough it would be even more larger. I say it’s 3 or 2 time larger than the Chrome Dragon.

      • shogunknight

        Should be about twice the size of vol dragon. Gameplay is very similar to PSO2

      • Raiu

        The biggest monster I encountered in MH is the spider creature in MHPU…. That’s tall but this is huge…

        • Guest

          Ragne? Yes it is but nothing beats Big Vernon or Big Vartha in other translations.

        • shogunknight

          Have you fought Lao Shan Lung before, quite huge? Or Deviljho..theres even a desert whale boss in MH Portable 3rd (Jhen Mohran) and another one called Amatsumagatsuchi.
          Also reminds me of a really big Armored Core: For Answer boss i faced

    • SuperLuigi

      That’s what she said >.>

  • shogunknight

    I like what am seeing. Want more

  • Learii

    too bad sega not gonna bring this to usa

  • Syltique

    Looks a little janky, but that gigantic space turtle has cannons on his back so all is forgiven.

    I’d buy this day one.

  • Emdimian

    Iunno… I don’t wanna be “that guy” but it just looks like a futuristic skin for Monster Hunter… if this is all they’ve got to show I’mma pass. Come on SEGA, change my mind.

    • AdachiTohru

      Monster Hunter is a skin of this game, this game came first and inspired MH.

    • alangato

      that’s what I thought too… I hope tri ace is doing something else at the same time, like a PS4 game, or multiplat… something with square or sega.

      I think they will never work with konami ever again lol

    • Mugen555

      MH is medieval skin for Phantasy star to begin with.
      As for graphic the video mentioned it still in developed, this probably beta gameplay

      • Budgiecat

        seriously. Phantasy Star did it first.

        The only original thing Capcom ever did was Street Fighter and Megaman.

        And now they’re biting off Demon’s Souls with Deep Down…

        • Elvick

          At least Namco Bandai just brought in the original developer when they decided to cash in on Demon’s Souls with Dark Souls.

          Short sighted Sony struck bad on that one.

  • Invisbin

    A Sega Rep said they have no plans to bring this to the West…il try and find the source again..

    Source is valid. Dno if you guys want to make an article about this.

    • Sevyne

      That’s good old Sega for ya!

    • Budgiecat

      I know what to make of it…

      the ol’ usual:

      F U Sega!

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Wow… this games look graphically bad.

    In terms of what we have and what we can compare it to – it looks inferior to Freedom Wars.

    • jujubee88

      What crack are you smocking?
      Is it crack?

    • Nate

      Ah ha. That’s the name of the game I was thinking. Freedom Wars. I could not for the life of me remember what that one was called. Thanks! I’m excited for more info on that one. I think it’s coming to the US too. I wish this PS was too but they said no plans.

    • Altin

      Damn, you are so right! It’s not only just a poor recording of a video, but it is also the final build of the whole ga – oh wait, no it isn’t.

      Just look at the first announcement trailer of PSO2 for the Vita before you try to make yourself look stupid.

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  • Elvick

    Visually doesn’t really impress me. The size of that beast was nice though.

    I don’t mind it though. I don’t need the best visuals. Though I hope it’s at least native res.

  • Duc PC-QB

    looks like shit ;_;

    Just like PSO2 recyle asset.
    Now Im dissapointed

    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      “over 70 staff are working on this”

      “tri-ace is fully committed to working on this game”

      and lol… god it looks so bad. hopefully its a very early build and it will improve… but its TGS… who the hell shows early crappy builds at such a big gaming event?

      Although many games have characters and their weaponry “separated” by invisible air – PSNova’s fails just stand out way too much

      The awkward character movement, awkward battle animations… ground looks like melted candy =.= jeez and I was excited for this!

    • LordKaiser

      What if this game is set in the same universe as PSO2? Also I doubt that the final product will look like this.

  • tubers

    Looks very rough and stiff

    I think they should just go back to mostly PS2 shaders, (looks at FF X/2 and Toukiden), less bloom/no hdr and blob shadows but solid 30 FPS, and native res.

    The giant monster looks so helpless and boring. Judging by the trailer it seems to be the flagship monster. This is sad.

    • LordKaiser

      Usually monsters as this are accompanied by many, many mobs of flying monsters but time will tell. Also the end product will not look like this. The same was said about Sen no Kiseki and Drakengard 3.

  • SOLOmio

    give what i want SEGA and that is JET SET RADIO!! A New one fresh as it can be!

  • SOLOmio

    why always show games that won’t be released on the west! it’s like giving me a chair to sit then when i am about to sit, in the last moment pull it out!