Phantasy Star Online 2: New trailer is filled with fabulous fighting

More footage of Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 has surfaced. The following recording was broadcast off-stage by Sega at this year’s Tokyo Game Show and presents a ruined, grayed-out cityscape overrun by apocalyptic-looking beasties along with some attack animations for various classes.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently slated to release before the end of the year – but only on the PC, and only in Japan. Participants in the closed alpha had to win a lottery before they could even start ticking off bugs in the game's extensive character-creation mode. Still, bearing in mind that the original PSO saw no end of relaunches – including a GameCube port that basically saw an Online Adapter created just to facilitate the “O” part of “PSO” – it's a pretty good bet that the game will see a localized release sooner or later.

Sep 26, 2011

Source: Siliconera


  • Sangamdeval - September 29, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    It's a pretty old game... but I'm sure that some people still play it. I have a friend that still plays it online.
  • Sea-Salt - September 27, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    Considering I never got to play the original PSO online, it would definitely be nice to get a second chance here. Though I will miss being able to play as a Beast (Universe series, I know, but still would be awesome to import that race into the PSO series). This is probably one of the few MMORPGS I would play, too, considering it's none of that "click til someone dies" gameplay in WoW and every other MMO. At least, it doesn't look that way...don't let me down, Sega...
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 26, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    Why. Why is this Japan only. This makes no sense.
  • Letter11 - September 26, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    PSO2 + Japan Only = Me Sad Sigh, I miss raining down plasma-ey death with the Heaven Punisher, those were good times.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 27, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    I can understand PS:P2I being JP only, but this is unacceptable.
  • firelegendmush - September 26, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    I was looking forward to a proper sequel to PSO... Hopefully, they'll bring it here later.
  • DarkSynopsis - September 26, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Wait... Only in Japan? I knew about PC only... Well that blows I hope it makes it out else where I loved Phantasy Star Online along with Phantasy Star Universe so this seems like a no brainer to get in the future!

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