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.