Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 coming to Japan this summer
posted on 04.10.13 at 03:54 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Debut teaser trailer hints at new species, class, weapons, planets, and more.

Phantasy Star Online: Episode 2 is in development and coming to Japan this summer. Sega premiered the debut teaser today, which hints at many new additions.

Among the on-screen captions, you’ll see: The Fall of Oracle, Arcs Road, Erased Memories, New Species, Consciously Altered History, New Planets, “Who is the true enemy?”, New Weapon Category, New Class, Beginning of Arcs, Ending of Arcs, Three Darker, “What is Photona?”, Urgent Matter Announced, and End of Warped History.

Watch the trailer below.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    Still waiting on this to hit the U.S. ;_;

    Really contemplating importing the Vita version.

    • jujubee88

      I honestly hope the VITA version comes over. I know tons of PSO fans that want it for VITA or would get a VITA for it here!

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, I’m hoping it makes it over as well, but I don’t recall Sega making any mention of it when they announced the localization. They haven’t said much since, but hopefully they’ll have figured it into their plans during this delay.

    • When you say “importing”, you don’t mean paying 5229 yen just so you can get a physical copy and some premium virtual goods, do you? Because you could just hop on the Japanese PSN right now and download it for free.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yep. Don’t have a second memory card to tie my Japanese account to, so I can’t exactly just download it. On top of that, it’d be nice to have a Phantasy Star game sitting among my collection again.

  • Karl Josef

    And yet we still don’t have it in EU nor US T_T
    Capcom! WHY!

    • Eliézer Dos Santos

      errr… it’s Sega.

    • shogunknight

      Haha, you hate capcom so much? this game is actually made by Sega

      • Tetsu

        Lol it probably IS Capcom’s fault that Sega hasn’t released it, maybe they are holding Sega’s arm behind their back? ha ha

  • Typical. Get your shit together, North America. I don’t mean just for this either, but gaming in general, really. For example, Japan has had Tales of Xillia 2 for how long now and we’re just NOW getting Tales of Xillia this Summer, plus it took them two years just to get Tales of Graces F, lol.

    Time to start picking up the slack!

  • Kurisu Makise

    Japan’s on Episode 2 and we’re lagging behind so much. SEGA =(

    • Yeah, I know it’s a free-to-play title but how hard is it for Sega to say whether or not the PS Vita version will be localized?

      • Kurisu Makise

        Well there’s a possibility they might be waiting on Sony to reach out a bit (same for Project Diva F) or SEGA just doesn’t feel the vita version of this game (and likewise Diva F) are worth the time =( In which case, they’re probably just trying to avoid backlash but that’s the negative view. Positive view might be that it’ll be announced at E3 =D!

  • Elvick

    The further things get for Japan, the worse this game will do worldwide… me thinks. SEGA better get it together soon. No one likes lagging behind in MMO content. Especially when they could just forgo the local release and play the Japanese one with the English patch.

  • LordKaiser

    Where is Episode 1 in the west? I’m currently on JP servers. This game brilliantly use non intrusive ads in the mission loading screen in the lower left side of the screen. Charges extra for extra characters and extra item storage. IMO it’s fine like that.

    Damn it! Come already!!!! I can’t understand the story!!!!

  • HeatPhoenix

    Gonna say the unpopular thing, but in the end, it’s a pretty generic MMO.

    • LordKaiser

      It’s not a MMO but a Online RPG as it’s mission based. Also it’s fast paced like a action RPG.

      • HeatPhoenix

        It’s an MMO since it’s massively multiplayer online. An MMORPG.

        • LordKaiser

          It’s not open world and it’s divided by sectors on each server. It’s a Online RPG. Each sector can hold a limited quantity of players. (It’s still alot compared to other Online RPGs.)

          • HeatPhoenix

            MMO does not depend on open world. MMO means that we’re all in a consistent world divided by servers. Action games that are room based (for example S4 League) have general chatrooms and whatnot so it’s still an MMO.

            • LordKaiser

              BTW in witch way this game is generic?

              • HeatPhoenix

                Battle system, character growth, music, items etc. I had more fun with Shin Megami Tensei imagine, and one’s not so great either.

                I’ll have you know, the Japanese community is for the most part unsociable and extremely hard to make contact with (in proper Japanese), not sure if that’s an all around MMO thing in Japan or just this game.

                • LordKaiser

                  If there was a Star Ocean Online RPG maybe but I had not seen another sci fi JRPG like it. The items looks unique to me as I don’t see potions but medicals juice pouch.

                  Ship #2 Ur is the acclaimed gaijin server. You may try that one.

                  • HeatPhoenix

                    Sadly, the icons of items don’t change much to the repeated ad nausea click-an-enemy-and-press-left-mouse-click.

                    Also, I’d rather play with the Japanese that don’t say anything, the Korean who I can’t understand (and would have me banned for talking to them and committing identity theft) than the westerners. Last time, there was a group of players with my little pony names roleplaying the chatroom of lobby 10. Seriously. I’ll try my luck with the xenophobes.

                    • LordKaiser

                      Use a controller. I use my DS3 controller to play. Square to attack, X to jump, Triangle to use skills, circle to select stuff, R1 to use your weapon secondary function including block. it’s not that hard really. Oh and L2 to use items.

                      FFXIV will be worse in the role-playing thing.

                    • HeatPhoenix

                      I didn’t say it was hard, just that it wasn’t interesting or very different.

                    • LordKaiser

                      Well to each their own but I still disagree that is a generic Online RPG and I find it to be fun and fast.

                    • HeatPhoenix

                      It also doesn’t help that regular enemies are not synced between players until one of the players use a skill that moves the mob. You also stay in one area for WAY too long. like 15 levels in the green places, another 7 in the lava place and then to a desert… etc.

                    • LordKaiser

                      You need to do some administrator’s Koffe orders to unlock these missions. So far I had seen a planet with ancient ruins and a snowy mountain as well. Also you don’t stay on a area that long it’s just that you’re lost in the game.

  • DietSoap

    Damn… Really cool you guys…. Think we could get Episode 1 over here in the west now? ;_;

  • Yeah, I read about this the other day and it made me sad. I’m going to skip that trailer, and just hope that Sega in the west is close to being done with the localization.

    • LordKaiser

      I agree with you as I want to understand the story.

  • LordKaiser

    A late reply but I see Dumans there. Who knows if Beasts will be available as well.