Dec 5, 2007
The latest issue of Japanese Famitsu magazine reveals Phantasy Star Portable for the PSP. Excellent news we thought, then noticed that it's just a port of PS2 and 360 Phantasy Star Universe... without the good stuff.
Phantasy Star Portable (to avoid confusion we won't refer to it as 'PSP') is based on the PS2 and 360 - which was only cool because of the online multiplayer - with the addition of new missions and story points.
Unfortunately the online mode has been reduced to 4-player wireless multiplayer. Disappointing, but if they can cut off the story fluff for wireless games it could turn out to be a harmless, fun hack-n-slash.
The handheld version is being handled (ho ho!) by Japanese developer Alpha System, who we (and Google) have never heard off. Let’s cross our fingers.