Phantasy Star Online 2 updates detailed at TGS 2012, new videos released

Thursday, 20th September 2012 20:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Phantasy Star Online 2 videos have been released, and there is one of each version posted below: Vita, PC, mobile. So pick your poison, or just watch all three. A list of updates coming to the game were announced during TGS 2012 today, and since SEGA has blocked international players on the PC version, you’ll just have to visit Siliconera and weep over what could have been. Or what once was if you imported it. Then again, it’s releasing in the west next year, so it’s also a list of what’s coming. The videos below are courtesy of Gematsu.

PC Version

Mobile Version

Vita version



  1. Fin

    Hm. I’m disappointed about the lack of an announcement for PSO v2 XBLA.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    Doesn’t look bad, if I’m honest. Though in their effort to be all HD, it seems like they’ve lost some of the colour and character of the past Phantasy Star Online games. And really, that was a lot of what made them so enjoyable.

    Some of that looks positively flat compared to the recent Phantasy Star Universe/Portable stuff, which is… worrying, to say the least. We’ll see, I guess.


    Compare and contrast.

    This looks weirdly dark and sterile by comparison. I’m just not getting so much of a ‘Phantasy Star Online’ vibe from this at all. It’s like it’s trying to look mature, and I’m almost getting Tron from it in places… the aesthetic just isn’t there.

    Damn it all, Japan. I’ve been relying on you to not make washed out, drab, soulless games. Especially you, Sega.

    I guess it might not be so bad. It might just be a misleading couple of trailers. But… I’m worried. Decidedly worried.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Think I will stick with PSO Blue Burst for PC.

    And PSO is prolly my fav gam of all time. This looks like a disaster waiting to happen.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TheWulf

    Blue Burst was pretty awesome. I’ll never understand why they took the official servers down for that. I mean, it was buggy (a certain string of cusses could freak out the censor so badly that it would make the client and clients in the same instance crash), but it was just so, so much fun. It was one of the few things I was willing to give anyone money on a monthly basis for.

    But I guess the demand for it just wasn’t there. I’m happy that we have the emulators, but they’re not perfect, not yet. I look forward to the day when they have all that official BB did, though. As Phantasy Star Online really always was a co-op game (for me, at least).

    #4 2 years ago

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