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Sega Shares Phantasy Star Online 2 Details

Screens and first details for long awaited sequel surface at today's Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity tournament.

 

A few months after first announcing a summer alpha test for Phantasy Star Online 2, Sega has at long last given us a chance at seeing the game we'll be trying out. First screens and video footage of the long awaited sequel were provided today at the Akihabara installment of the Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity national fan appreciation event.

As reported at 4Gamer, the video Sega showed at the event had a bunch of phrases that may provide some hints about the game's background.

First, what appears to be the overarching story:

The ship fleet Oracle (written in Japanese, "オラクル") which travels the endless stars. A new adventure that awaits on the countless planets. Invasion of the malice that covers the universe. The name of the people who face off against them is Arcs (in Japanese, "アークス"). Will the universe be saved, or will it be swallowed up? It's in the hands of the hero (you).

The above is just a super quick translation of 4Gamer's summary. 4Gamer said that it might have made some errors in its transcript.

The video also mentioned a few key words and phrases:

  • Is there adventure in today's RPGs?
  • Always, to a new field. Random field.
  • Original Combos
  • TPS style
  • Jump Action
  • Hybrid Custom Action
  • It gives you a foreboding feeling -- seamless weather.
  • Something will happen every time!? Interrupt event
  • Aiming for "Endless Advneture."
  • The adventure without end, once again.

Phantasy Star series producer Satoshi Sakai took the stage at the event and said that the staff is aiming to give players the feeling of adventure that has been lost in today's RPGs. He described the game as "a brand new title" and said that he hopes the game will be enjoyed by series fans, online gamers and even players who have yet to get into online games.

Further details on the game will be released ahead of the alpha test, which kicks off this summer.

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