Background

Continuing on a decade of Phantasy Star Online, SEGA continues the legacy of the Dreamcast original with Phantasy Star Online 2 for the PC. In the Year 238, the New Era of Light, players will join a new band of Arcs in the fight against mysterious D-Arkers, embarking on another epic adventure of infinite possibilities!

Game Info

Phantasy Star Online 2 will find players joining the “Arks” organization as part of the Oracle Fleet – a group of spaceships traveling through the far reaches of the galaxy, with the mission to explore and research newly discovered planets. The game recaptures the sense of adventure and discovery of the original PSO, with players finding their way through uncertain territory while working together — the game is designed so you can adventure alone and explore at your own pace, but has a heavy emphasis on teamwork as well, making unprecedented group encounters possible.

Starting the game in a central hub reminiscent of the original PSO, players will find join a futuristic living space with the chance to learn about their missions, meet other players, and set off to explore challenging new worlds. Embark on the game’s story, and encounter the mysterious D-Arkers — a malevolent force challenging those who would venture into the depths of space.

Together, intrepid players may be able to unravel the mysteries of Phantasy Star, but one thing is for sure: from Rappies to MAGs; from player housing to massive boss encounters, with teamwork and skillful action combat, Phantasy Star is back to provide all new worlds of adventure.

Play as the jack-of-all-trades Humans, the mystical Newman, or the powerful and robotic CAST. From there, you can begin to explore the way the class system is designed to open up your ability to experience and interact with the game world.

The game features three different classes to start as: the Force class with their mastery of Photon Arts, the up-close-and-personal combat prowess of the Hunter, and the long-range tactical genius of the Ranger. Leveling in PSO2 is class-based: you level up classes as you choose, allowing you to try out different ways of playing.

Making your way through the game you will explore randomized dungeons and have special random encounters – custom-event challenges that happen during the course of a mission, designed to test your skill, nerve, and teamwork. Oh yes — and, making its return from the original Phantasy Star Online, the MAG – a combat assistant you can customize to suit your needs.

Ultimately, the game is shaped around the core idea of players extensively customizing their individual weapon combos and upgrading their own skills, combining the character progression of an RPG with the flat-out combat prowess of an arcade-action game. Mix in Phantasy Star’s unique and extensive style and incredible customization, and you have the recipe for an online multiplayer experience unlike any other.

Features

  • Deep sci-fi fantasy universe filled with lush landscapes, extraordinary creatures, and epic adventures
  • Revolutionary real-time combat and third-person action with devastating combos and counters to master
  • Flexible, class-based leveling system that lets players define their own play-style with distinctive melee, ranged, and magic weapon types
  • Randomized dungeon maps and unexpected mid-quest encounters that ensure each quest is different for each player
  • Deep character creation system with a nearly limitless number of potential appearances
  • Three degrees of humanity to experience across three unique races: the versatile Humans, spiritually-powered Newmen, and artificial CAST

Official URL

Official Site
Official Site (JP)

Phantasy Star Online 2's original North American release window was for "early 2013" yet here we are at the end... posted Mar 25, 13 5:15pm

MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently available in Japan, and faring reasonably well there: the user count... posted Oct 09, 12 6:50am

Sega at last confirms that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be going live across North America and Europe some time... posted Jul 09, 12 10:40am

Sega ends last week and starts this one with a bang for the Phantasy Star Online faithful.  Now that they've whet... posted Mar 26, 12 11:15am

Phantasy Star Online 2's producer, Satoshi Sakai, is set to announce details about the game's closed beta Monday,... posted Mar 23, 12 5:12pm

One of the big takeaways from Sony's "PlayStation Vita Game Heaven" webcast earlier this morning was official... posted Mar 09, 12 10:20am

Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 press briefing came with plenty of details and a trailer showing more new features... posted Jul 26, 11 12:01pm

[image1 link=yes width=650] That big lunker you see up there is so massive, your typical Phantasy Star Online... posted Jul 25, 11 12:29pm

The first gameplay footage for Phantasy Star Online 2 has been revealed and it's already looking far more... posted Apr 24, 11 10:16pm

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