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    by Published on Feb 1, 2013 12:01 PM
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    SEGA has updated their roadmap for Phantasy Star Online 2 in Japan, giving a brief rundown of the content they will be rolling out this year. The update doesn't cover the whole year, but does map out the first half. Here's what they have planned:


    Mid-February - Lilipa Wonder Caravan (Fashion Update)

  • New Costumes (looks to include Lilipa costume, aka PSO2 ewok)
  • New Hairstyles
  • New Accessories
  • New Voices
  • New Lobby Actions
  • February 28th - Phantasy Star Online 2 Vita Release

  • New Boss: Chrome Dragon (releasing on PSO2 Vita first)
  • New Item Drops
  • New Client Orders
  • New Interrupt Event
  • New Emergency Quest
  • New Rare Boss (late March)
  • New Advanced Quest (mid-March)
  • New Item Category (late March)
  • New Team Room Features (late March)
  • Spring / Late March Content Update

  • Chapter 9 Story Quest: "The First Farewell" (releasing on PSO2 Vita first)
  • Side Story Quest: "Arks Combat Tournament" (releasing on PSO2 PC first)
  • "Universe Star" Fashion Update (PSU costumes?)
  • White Day Lobby, Event, & Fashion Update
  • "Solemn Guardian" Update (tentative)

  • Level Cap Increase: Level 60
  • New Field
  • New Boss
  • New Enemies
  • Fashion Update
  • Limited-TIme Event & Lobby
  • "Phantom Tower" Update (tentative)

  • New Advanced Quest
  • New Quest Type
  • Fashion Update
  • Limited-Time Event & Lobby
  • One-Year Anniversary Update (tentative)

  • New "Collaboration Enemy" (possibly a new ship-wide boss, like Falz Arms / Falz Elder?)
  • First Anniversary Quest
  • Fashion Update
  • Limited-Time Event & Lobby
  • PSO2 for Smartphones

  • Releasing sometime in 2013
  • A user test will be scheduled separately

  • Thanks once again to Maronji for posting the news in our Phantasy Star Online 2 forums!

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    by Published on Feb 1, 2013 12:16 AM
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    SEGA has released a new, lengthy promotional trailer for Phantasy Star Online 2's upcoming Vita release. The video, which is over six minutes long, is an extended version of the promo trailer previously released back in December. Check it out:





    PSO2 Vita will be releasing February 28th in Japan and the closed beta recently ended. While the PC and Vita versions will be sharing the same servers, there are some differences that you can read about here. So far, there has been no news yet on if we'll see a localized version in the West. A big thanks to Maronji for posting the video in our PSO2 forums!

    by Published on Jan 30, 2013 01:26 AM
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    SEGA has announced a new campaign involving the latest limited-time emergency quest in Phantasy Star Online 2. Players completing the quest "Where's the Chocolate" / "The Missing Chocolate" between January 30th and February 6th @ 11:00am JST will receive a reward of (99) Grinders.



    To ensure that everyone gets a chance at participating, they've also posted a list of days and times when the quest is guaranteed to appear. Here's the schedule:

  • Friday, February 1st @ 11am / 2pm / 12 midnight JST
  • Saturday, February 2nd @ 11am / 2pm / 12 midnight JST
  • Sunday, February 3rd @ 11am / 2pm / 12 midnight JST
  • The times will be 14 hours earlier for EST (-15 CST / -16 MST / -17 PST). The quest can be cleared on any difficulty and the prizes will be distributed during routine maintenance on February 13th, 2013.

    by Published on Jan 30, 2013 01:07 AM
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    SEGA has announced that their fifth live broadcast for Phantasy Star Online 2 will air on February 2nd on Niconico Nama. Like previous broadcasts, the show will by hosted by Haruko Momoi, Ichitaro Ai, guest Atsuko Enomoto, and PSO2 producer Satoshi Sakai. Here's a brief rundown of what will be included:

  • Over 100 minutes of Live PSO2 gameplay and information
  • PSO2 Vita featured
  • The hosts challenge a formidable enemy
  • More info on the "Courageous Leader" content updates for PSO2 PC
  • Details about upcoming PSO2 character voiceovers

  • The broadcoast starts at 10pm in Japan, with doors opening at 9:50pm JST. To those of us in the Western hemisphere, this should be around 8:00am EST / 7:00am CST / 6:00am MST / 5:00am PST. To view the broadcast, click here.

    by Published on Jan 23, 2013 01:27 PM
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    Phantasy Star Online 2 (JP) has received its latest content update (previously revealed last week), which includes limited-time Valentine's content, level cap increase to 55, new quests, new items, and a bunch of new costumes and accessories in the AC and FUN scratch rotation. Here's a brief run-down of what has been added:



    Valentine's Content (through February 20th, 2013)

  • Valentine's lobby decorated with hearts and teddy bears
  • Limited-time client orders from NPC Shii (also part of a new campaign)
  • New Emergency Quest: "The Missing Chocolate" (w/ cake sister appearance)
  • Love Rappies with exclusive item drops
  • Limited time Pico Pico Hammer & Pink Rappy Fan items
  • "Sweet Honey Valentine" scratch rotation (length of availability unknown)

  • Additional Content & Changes

  • Level cap increase from 50 to 55 (remaining EXcube xp will count toward lvl 51)
  • New Time Attack Quest: Marathon Training: Naberius II (???????????)
  • A large scratch update (see pics here, includes "Sweet Honey Valentine")
  • Increased number of stored symbol art to 40 for Premium Set players
  • Increased the power and animation speed of the "Over-end" photon art
  • Decreased equipment requirements for some ?7 weapons.
  • "Significantly" Increased rewards for Daily Orders
  • Decreased some achievement conditions for team orders

  • The technical details of this patch are as follows:

  • Update Size: 1.4GB
  • Launcher Version: 01.05.03
  • Game Version: 1.0202.0
  • First Time Download Size: 5.4GB
  • Be sure to hit up the forums for more discussion on this update, particularly this thread (thanks Syklo!)

    by Published on Jan 23, 2013 12:24 PM
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    The latest round of updates for Phantasy Star Online 2 (JP) bring three new player campaigns from SEGA, with rewards ranging from room items to a Rappy Suit. By far, the easiest campaign to complete of the three only requires that you change your password:


    Password Change Campaign

  • Requirements: Just change your SEGA ID password.
  • Campaign Period: January 23rd through February 6th @ 11:00am JST
  • Rewards: (30) Grinders, (1) Tea Set, (1) Berry Berry Pie
  • Restrictions: Must have a character level 10 or higher

  • AC Scratch Campaign #3

  • Requirements: Draw 3000 AC worth of AC Scratch & AC Scratch Gold.
  • Campaign Period: January 23rd through February 13th @ 11:00am JST
  • Rewards: (1) Rappy Suit
  • Restrictions: Buying the AC scratch ticket bundles is not enough to qualify

  • Valentine's Quest Campaign

  • Requirements: Clear all four of Shii's client orders (or just the first for the Mugs reward)
  • Campaign Period: January 23rd through February 6th @ 11:00am JST
  • Rewards: (2) Valentine's Mugs, (2) Valentine's Gift*
  • Restrictions: Must complete all four client orders to receive both rewards.

  • For the latest info and discussion on these campaigns, be sure to check out the PSO2 Forums. Also, a big thanks to Meji for posting about the password change campaign here!

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    by Published on Jan 22, 2013 01:31 PM
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    SEGA has announced that they have increased the number of testers for Phantasy Star Online 2's Vita closed beta test. Newly selected testers have been chosen by lottery and should be receiving emails today.


    The rewards for participants have also been increased. Previously, players would be rewarded with the Riser/Nacht weapon, photon sphere, and a 500 FUN ticket for reaching level 10. In addition to those rewards, players who reach level 20 with any class will now also receive the Captain's Hat and Spiked Choker accessories, as well as one EXcube.



    Finally, if all this news wasn't good enough already, SEGA has also decided to merge the testing windows for the last two days of testing, meaning that the servers will stay online for a continuous 32-hour period, rather than two 9-hour windows. The updated remaining test schedule is as follows:

  • January 23rd, from 3:00pm - 11:00pm JST (9 hours)
  • January 25th, from 3:00pm - January 26th @ 11:00pm JST (32 hours)
  • For those of you in the US, 3pm JST converts to 1:00am EST (12am CST / 11pm MST / 10pm PST) and 11pm JST converts to 9:00am EST (8am CST / 7am MST / 6am PST).

    by Published on Jan 18, 2013 01:05 PM
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    Next week's content update for Phantasy Star Online 2 (JP) will be raising the class level cap to 55, as well as introducing a new Valentine's Day lobby and related limited-time items and quests. SEGA has released a teaser video for the update, which they are calling "Courageous Leader." Check it out:



    Starting on January 23rd and ending February 20th, PSO2 will be featuring the Valentine's Lobby, special client orders, and a new emergency quest called "The Missing Chocolate" (which will feature an appearance from the cake sisters, of course). While you're questing, be on the lookout for the "Love Rappy" and its exclusive item drop.



    In addition, a new batch of AC scratch will be rolling out, featuring the costume worn by the cake sisters, a blue rappy costume, and a number of other items and accessories.


    It's also worth noting that advancing to level 55 will not require the completion of a client order.

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    by Published on Jan 18, 2013 12:39 PM
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    SEGA has revealed more details on their upcoming concert, "Sympathy 2013", commemorating the Phantasy Star Series' 25th anniversary. The concert will be performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Masamichi Amano, and will feature at least 10 different pieces taken from a variety of past and present Phantasy Star games, including the opening theme for Phantasy Star Online 2.



    In addition to the great music, attendees of the concert will receive special PSO2 item codes for items such as a Guitar Case rifle, Sonichi mag evolution device, nine different room items (including Grand Piano, Drum Set, Jukebox, etc.), four different music discs, and a Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary logo sticker. See image below for most of the items:



    Sympathy 2013 will take place March 30th, 2013 at the Hibiya Public Hall in Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Tickets can be purchased for 7,300 or 7,800 (about $81 & $87 USD).

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    by Published on Jan 16, 2013 11:23 AM
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    The latest update to Phantasy Star Online 2 brings yet another campaign from SEGA. Any players completing one of two emergency quests during the campaign period will receive (99) Grinders as a reward.


    The campaign will run from January 16, 2013 through January 23rd, 2013 @ 11:00am JST (Jan 22 @ 9pm EST, 8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST). The quests, as well as some schedule times when they will be appearing, are as follows:



    Approaching the Abyss (Falz Hunar) - ????????

  • January 18th @ 11:00am JST
  • January 19th @ 2:00pm & 12 midnight JST
  • January 20th @ 11:00am JST
  • Gigantic Mecha Awakening (Big Vardha) - ????????
  • January 18th @ 2:00pm & 12 midnight JST
  • January 19th @ 11:00am JST
  • January 20th @ 2:00pm & 12 midnight JST
  • Rewards from this campaign will be distributed to players' storage boxes during regular maintenance on January 30th, 2013.

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