Sega’s online action RPG game Phantasy Star Online 2 will be finally making its way into the west, and fans are extremely hyped up to get their hands on the game when it releases officially in the US. We have gathered all the recent updates and information regarding its global western release, so here is everything you need to know about the Phantasy Star Online 2.
The game is a part fo the Phantasy Star series, and Sega published the game as the successor to 2000’s Phantasy Star Online. Phantasy Star Online 2 has been pretty popular ever since it made its debut back in 2012 in Japan, and at the time of its release, the game was targeted for the Windows platform only. In 2013, after nearly a year of its release, the game reported to have over 2.5 million registered users, and the number grew to over 4.5 million in September 2015.
Phantasy Star Online 2 received a score of 33 out of 40 from Famitsu, and it won 2012’s Rookie of the Year WebMoney Award. The game was well-received by the community, and its popularity enabled it to be adapted in other media works such as an anime adaptation which first aired back in 2016 on TBS, and a second series titled ‘Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle’ was launched in 2019 on BS 11 and Tokyo MX. The game was later released on PS Vita in 2013 followed by a PS4 release in 2016. Finally, at E3 2019, it was revealed that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be releasing outside Asia and will soon enter the US.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Details
Phantasy Star Online 2 will be available for Xbox One and Windows, however, before the official release in the US, beta testing was scheduled to happen on the Xbox One. According to the official reports, the beta testing was supposed to take place on 7th February (Friday) in which players had to opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the game for 24 hours.
The in-game progress made during the beta would be retained, and the participants also stand a chance to win some special in-game rewards. The beta testing was reported to be a closed beta, and it was available only for players residing in the US and Canada. According to Xbox’s official statement, “Participants will retain their progress and have a chance to obtain special in-game rewards.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Features
The features of the Phantasy Star Online 2 include
- Welcome to the Oracle Fleet: Play as an ARKS Operative to explore ‘inhospitable’ planets to uncover the dark corruption called Falspawn. There are 4 distinct cases and 9 classes to choose from each with their unique abilities and weapons.
- Unparalleled Online Action RPG: Regarded as the most responsive RPG, it offers a wide range of customization for attacks and abilities which will allow players to use their creative ways in the battleground.
- Ultimate Character Creator: A wide range of accessories and tools available for superior character creation.
- Free to play
Phantasy Star Online 2 Release Date
Phantasy Star Online 2 is expected to release in Spring 2020. The exact release date is yet to be revealed, we will update you once the release date is confirmed.