Sega have announced the launch of free-to-play MMO action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.
As previously reported, the game takes place 1000 years after the Oracle’s battle during Episode 6 in the original Phantasy Star Online 2. Now with wider areas, players can dash and glide through environments that change based on the time of day. Players will also face a new threat against giant robotic enemies called DOLLS.
Other improvements include better graphics and character creation (including changing the skin’s luster, and moving fingers), and being able to wear more accessories in more locations.
Both this and the original Phantasy Star Online 2 will still be supported, and players can use their accounts with either branch of the game. Further, characters designed in the original game will be compatible in the new game, with all items, emotes, and other registered data.
In case you missed it, the game’s character creator and benchmarking tool was recently launched; letting players see how the game will run on their PC, and make characters in advance. The game is also having a Rocket Start Campaign; giving away bonus items and rewards for a limited time. You can find the full details here.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, the latest chapter in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series, is here at last!
It’s time to jump into adventures beyond imagination!
This new adventure takes place on a vast open field! Up to 32 people can enjoy the adventure in a new world with beautifully evolved graphics!
The simple and intuitive controls developed in the series up to now have also evolved! A new dimension of battle with a variety of powerful enemies awaits! The new actions Photon Dash and Photon Glide allow you to traverse across the vast open field with ease!
Of course, the ultimate in character creation has also evolved. Create your own main character that will be unique throughout the world, and head out to a new adventure!
- The core game is Free-to-Play, but there is certain paid content that can be purchased.
- Proceeding with play in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will allow you to play Phantasy Star Online 2.
- Please log in with an administrator account to play this game.