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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Demo Detailed

Sega offering plenty of content to keep players busy until release.


Sega promised a few weeks back that we'd be getting a Phantasy Star Portable 2 demo. Today, it shared details.

The demo will be available first in download form on November 1. For those who don't have access to an internet connection, Sega will also offer a limited UMD version of the demo starting on November 9.

It looks like players can expect a whole lot of content to keep them busy until the retail version's December 3 release. Sega lists the following:

  • You'll be able to play the first chapter of the story mode.
  • You'll be able to play up to level 15.
  • Up to four players will be able to take part in ad-hoc cooperative play.
  • The game's infrastructure-based internet multiplayer mode will be accessible only to those who've won a drawing.
  • You'll be able to play a free mission mode featuring a new boss, as well as cooperative and competitive missions.
  • A few of the recently announced collaborative items -- Fanta, Pizza Hut, etc. -- will appear in the demo.
  • Your save data can be carried over in full to the retail version.
  • Players who have the UMD demo will be able to install it to Memory Stick and distribute it to friends. The install requires 370MB.
  • The demo will be playable in co-op with the retail version of the game.
  • The demo version's infrastructure mode will come to an end on 12/3.
  • You'll be able to import your Phantasy Star Portable and Phantasy Star Universe Illuminous no Yabou characters to the demo version.
Screens of the demo, handed out by Sega today.
A look at the UMD demo's packaging.

The downloadable demo will be available via PlayStation Store and also the Phantasy Star Portable 2 official site. The UMD version will be distributed at game shops to those who purchase a PSP system or the original Phantasy Star Portable.

Details on the drawing for infrastructure mode play will be shared at the official site in a future update.

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