that seems to be the case, cause I seen screenies of a player created character following that blonde beast who seems to be hunting Ethan.
so I'm thinking the offline story for AoI will be more PSO-like in the sense that your created character is the one you control instead of a pre-made one.
but ya any word if XBox360 version can be bought/downloaded if you have PSU? hmm maybe it'll cost around 3000-4000 MS pts.
aw oh well that Japan version got released earlier. and not all systems are linked. they could of made a worldwide release like what FF11 is doing. but anyways the U.S. AoI will probably come the month after.