It seems like ages since SEGA’s Tokyo Game Show Phantasy Star Online 2 announcement, but finally we get a look at the game. Not only does japanese website 4 Gamer have quite a few screens, but there is also some off-screen gameplay footage. You can check out footage out after the jump.
It looks like Phantasy Star Online 2 is going to have more open environments, with quite a few spacious areas within the trailer. There also looks to be a third person aiming system for rangers, rather than that rather clunky first person mode from Phantasy Star Universe. And who can forget, jumping. What’s online game without jumping.
Beta testing is starting this summer in Japan. No word on a Western beta test.
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I like Phantasy Star. I think about it sometimes when I’m not playing it. You might too. As of right now, there’s no way to play Phantasy Star Online 2, so we can only think about it. But what if you were one of the first people to play it? Well, this Summer you might have the opportunity.
SEGA is looking for players to start to participate in the alpha phase for Japan. There’s two ways you might be able to join in. Those who pick up physical copies of Phantasy Star Potable 2 Infinity in Japan will be given a code. Also, those who had active Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst accounts in Japan will also recieve a code. These codes will get you into a drawing to choose who can join in the alpha phase.
It’s unclear if there are any region restrictions on this yet. As of right now the only known detail is the code itself. We also don’t know if SEGA plans on making the alpha available elsewhere. But if you’re dying to play Phantasy Star Online 2, it may be worth looking into.
Phantasy Star Online 2 has only been announced for the PC.