During the Phantasy Star Thanksgiving 2016 held yeserday in Osaka, and broascasted on Nico Nico, Sega announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 is going to get a new opening cinematic, that you can see below.
Interestingly, the new opening fits the theme of the new Reborn:Episode4, which brings our heroes to Earth, but this time around they don’t just fight your random M1 Abrams tank or T-Rex. They fight the mighty Battleship Yamato.
The video is definitely awesome, even if obviously not exactly historically accurate. But awesome is all it needs to be.
Interestingly, the A6M5 Zero fighters seen in the video carry a different roundel than the one used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.
Of course, as everything concerning Phantasy Star Online 2, it comes with the bitter feeling that we’ll probably never get it in the west, unless Sega finally decides to keep its (for now) empty promises about it.
Update 3/3/2016: replaced the previous recording with a direct feed version of the video, released today by Sega.