Phantasy Star Online 2 Western Release Announced for 2013

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Sega announced today they are bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to North America and Europe in 2013. There is already a teaser site up and waiting for to be checked out over at www.pso2.com so drop by and along with the announcement came a trailer for your viewing enjoyment. First however here’s a snippet from the press release..

“Phantasy Star Online was a revolutionary game when it was released, and we want to make sure that its successor in the series is every bit as ambitious,” said Chris Olson, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We look forward to introducing Phantasy Star Online 2’s unique, easy-to-access multiplayer action to the rest of the world next year!”

“The number one thing we want to provide players in Phantasy Star Online 2 is an adventure that changes every time they log in. Just as great table-top RPG experiences revolve around imaginative and unexpected encounters, we want players to consistently be surprised as they explore dungeons and undertake quests,” added Satoshi Sakai, Phantasy Star Online 2 Producer at SEGA of Japan.

Phantasy Star Online 2’s features include:

  • 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 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

We have a preview coming along soon, so keep your eyes out for it. For now, check out the announcement trailer and when we have more information on an exact date or any information on beta cycles we’ll keep you posted.

David
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