PS4 Version of Phantasy Star Online 2 Releasing Next Spring; Beta Test Launching in February in Japan

on December 23, 2015 3:04 AM

Sega announced today during an event held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo, that Phantasy Star Online 2 will finally launch on PS4 in spring 2016.

There will also be a beta test in February, even if the exact date is still unknown.

In addition to this, we also learn new information about the Episode 4 expansion, that will bring the Summoner class. Summoners will fight with the help of a pet, and there will be pet breeding and training mechanics.

Character creation and visual customization will also be improved, including the ability to change hairstyle and tattoos everywhere, some body proportions, the angle and size of accessories and more. A new fashion system named “layer wear” will allow players to combine layers of clothing to create different outfits.

Unfortunately the announcements are related only to the Japanese market, as Sega never really fulfilled the promise of releasing the game in the west. We’re still waiting, Sega.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.