Posts Tagged ‘Phantasy Star Online 2’

Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 Launches This Summer

Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 is currently in development, and will release in Japan this summer.

Source: Gematsu

Phantasy Star Online 2 Delayed for Global Release

A spokesperson for Sega announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will not see an early 2013 release outside Japan, as was originally planned. No reason was given for the delay, with only the statement that Sega will “update everyone as soon as there are more details to share.”

Source: Gematsu

Phantasy Star Online 2 Hits 1 Million Player Mark

Sega announced this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 has crossed the one million player threshold in Japan. In celebration, Sega will be awarding special prizes to 100 random players who log in between October 17 and November 7, ranging from tickets to the series’ 25th Anniversary Concert, music CDs from same, signed posters, t-shirts, and so on. Two players will additionally score a customized Alienware M14x laptop.

Source: Joystiq

Phantasy Star Online 2 Service Delayed to 2012

Sega announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will not make its 2011 target date for online service. Producer Satoshi Sakai said that the decision is in response to initial test feedback, and a second alpha test has been scheduled for early 2012. A beta test and full online service are to follow at an unspecified date.

Source: Andriasang

What Happened This Week – Buy Shares in Black Mesa

And we’re back on task, no worse for wear. Well, I’m still fighting a cough, but at least we’re up and running again. As I said yesterday, sorry for the delay folks. Fortunately it wasn’t too busy a news week so I had time to chew on some rich, yummy financial analysis alongside the TGS leftovers. Let’s get down on it, shall we?

  • Tokyo Game Show wrap-ups: 3DS releases are promising and its match-up with the Vita is the fight to watch; Square Enix needs something to reassure fans it knows what it’s doing, which probably isn’t FFXII-2; Konami lets Suikoden out of the cellar into yet another cellar; Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 confuses yet taps into the mysterious ‘buy me’ impulse; Namco-Bandai still hates money.
  • provides some insights into the Japanese stock market and its reactions to TGS.  Short version: Sony should be thankful Japan likes the Vita.  The full article is definitely worth the read.
  • Sony has a brief network outage that’s quickly corrected as authorities nab yet more LulzSec participants.  The irony of this is not lost on me.
  • A university study crowdsources viral protein modeling to a bunch of FoldIt players, with surprising results.  Look to see someone try to weaponize this in the near future.
  • Not exactly game-related, but the CERN researchers firing a particle that seemingly broke the speed of light is too fascinating not to discuss and/or fantasize about.  Read up on it if you haven’t already, it could very well be science fiction in the making.
  • And speaking of science gone mad, code-hunters find an apparent teaser for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in Valve’s DotA 2.  Don’t play games with my heart, Valve.  Just… don’t.

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Alpha Test, Details Revealed for Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 will inch closer to release with its upcoming Japanese alpha test, scheduled to begin in August. Additionally, further information about the game was unveiled, specifically the following:

  • Individual areas will have a 12-person multiplayer limit, with players divided into groups of four.
  • Players will have some degree of free aiming with attacks that can target specific body parts.
  • Characters level up by class, which in turn grants access to new skills.

The official site was also launched, and can be found here.

Source: 1UP