Phantasy Star Nova is a single-player centric Vita game

Phantasy Star Nova is a single-player/co-op RPG coming to PS Vita next year, Sega announced at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's press conference today (via Gematsu). The tri-Ace developed title has not been confirmed for release outside of Japan.

Nova takes place in the same world as Phantasy Star Online 2 (which has been delayed indefinitely outside of Japan), but emphasizes the single-player story over huge multiplayer hubs and missions. Giant monsters like the appropriately named Gigantus and four-player co-op also indicate the long-running JRPG series may be taking some cues from Monster Hunter.

Judging by the Phantasy Star series' recent history, the chances are not-good-to-pretty-bad that Nova will ever see release outside of Japan. Either way, we'll learn more about it at the Tokyo Game Show next week.


  • LordZarlon - September 9, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    Phantasy Star to me, is what Final Fantasy is to everyone else. I love FF7 but Phantasy Star 2 is still the greatest JRPG to me. This could make me buy a Vita!
  • Swedish_Chef - September 9, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    Watch it never come out here because Sega are dicks when it comes to releasing games in the west that aren't called Sonic.
  • Sliet - September 10, 2013 5:52 a.m.

  • Arc_Salvo - September 11, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    Yeah, it's unfortunate. Phantasy Star is probably a stronger brand than Sonic too, given how the last few Sonic games have been. They really ought to release PSO 2 already, especially with the mad success of FF 14's recent re-launch that still has server problems due to too many people wanting to get in. Plus they're still sold out online in some places. I hope they release Nova for the Vita as well. The Phantasy Star series of games could sell very well if they marketed them properly, imho.
  • solidscott - September 9, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    Count me in, if it ever releases here.

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