Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to North America

Sega announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2, the sequel to the highly cherished 2001 RPG will be coming to North America and Europe. The announcement comes just a week after the game launched in Japan.

"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."

We don't yet know precisely when we'll be seeing PSO2 release outside of Japan, but Sega is currently saying it will be released in "early 2013." Which might sound like a long time away, but is rapidly creeping up on us.

You can check out the game in action in the video below, or skip on over to the main site for a look at a fancy new CG trailer.


  • into the sound - July 13, 2012 6:42 a.m.

    This made my day.
  • Robx - July 10, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    Ahh ffffff 2013! I can't be arsed to play the jap version but man I'm eager to play this one out... I might actually give it a shot like hud4567...
  • Mooshon - July 10, 2012 2:57 a.m.

    Sparks a bit of Dreamcast nostalgia in me. Absolutely wore the disc out of the original - even with it essentially just being single player because the internet and chat was so shitty back then. "an adventure that changes every time they log in" worries me a bit though. The first game only really had 4 distinct levels that you rinsed and repeated, but with 'slightly' altered layout and loot. Imagine things have moved forward in the last 10 years mind.
  • hud4567 - July 9, 2012 8:15 p.m.

    THANK THE HEAVENS. Been playing since Closed Beta, and I have to say, the game is phenomenal, but it is difficult to play because....well I can't read the game, and the english patch only helped for the short time I played closed. So this is my news of the month.

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