• New Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Details

    Scans from the latest issue of Famitsu have provided us with the first exciting glimpses of Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity. Scheduled for release in the winter, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity appears to be a brand new game. Based on the translations that Mike has provided, we know the following details:

    • New Story Mode - There will be a brand new Story Mode that is set during the events of Phantasy Star Portable 2
    • New Race - A new race called "Dumans" are being introduced. They are mutated humans that have an Infinity Blast special attack.
    • Character Redesigns - Existing races will receive visual overhauls.
    • Infinity Difficulty - A new difficulty that is higher than S-Rank.
    • Character Rebirth - The level cap for Infinity will be 200. Once a character hits cap, a "Rebirth" option will appear. Your character level will be reduced 1, but your character will have improved stats.
    • More PSO Monsters - Monsters from Phantasy Star Online such as the Garanz, Chaos Bringer, and Olga Flow will appear in the game.
    • Visual Lobbies - The online lobby system originally seen in Phantasy Star Online will return.
    • Screenshot Functionality - Players will have the ability to take in-game screenshots. Pressing Select will activate Screenshot mode. After that, a player can take a screenshot by pressing the Start button.
    This is very exciting news for fans of the Phantasy Star Portable franchise! You can discuss this new details in this forum thread.

    Comments 55 Comments
    1. Alucard V's Avatar
      Alucard V -
      Its just really hard being a fun of this series.
      Its going to be another year-and-a-half before we see anything "PSI".
      And just when I found my happy place what the PSP2 demo.
    1. Ethateral's Avatar
      Ethateral -
      ... I need a towel. Seriously, I just might have to import this too. ._.
      And reading about it from 1up.com, it seems you can use keywords (like .hack) to go to different fields? o_o
    1. Akumamaru's Avatar
      Akumamaru -
      DO WANT NAO @ A @
    1. BIG OLAF's Avatar
      BIG OLAF -
      Damn Sega. Give the non-Japanese countries a chance to get the actual game before you go releasing a friggin' expansion for it! This does indeed sound amazing, but us in The States will probably have to wait another year for it.
    1. gordon/alpha999's Avatar
      gordon/alpha999 -
      olga flow?
    1. Seth Astra's Avatar
      Seth Astra -
      Liking everything but the idea of a new race. The 3 races from POS/PSZ were perfect. Beasts messed up the already fragile balance, and this'll probably make it worse. I'll try and keep an open mind, though.
    1. Raikomaru's Avatar
      Raikomaru -
      olga flow is the sh*t!
    1. SubstanceD's Avatar
      SubstanceD -
      Don't get me wrong, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity sound awesome but why did Sega have to annouce the game weeks before the US and Eu versions of PSP2 go on sale. How am I supposed to enjoy PSP2 knowing that there Japanese gamers will be playing a superior version of the game by Christmas, then theres the fact that this update might not reach the International community.
    1. Kinako78's Avatar
      Kinako78 -
      OLGA FLOW?! *dies from shock*
    1. Neith's Avatar
      Neith -
      Can't wait to see how he's shovelled into the story. Should Flow even be possible, considering the events of PSO? I'm calling Dumans for this, seems to be one of the few ways Flow could be represented, even if it wouldn't technically be right.

      Eh, I'm finding it hard to be excited for this. PSU/PSP2 had too many PSO references already, it certainly didn't need more. I'm more interested in the new features.
    1. ZeroXmp's Avatar
      ZeroXmp -
      I hope they add gunblade and double mech guns. Phantasy Star is making a comeback.
    1. Seth Astra's Avatar
      Seth Astra -
      I'd have to say that gunblades would be rather redundant here. You can dual weild, so you could weild both a gun and a blade, defeating the purpose.
    1. Ovada's Avatar
      Ovada -
      I agree wholeheartedly. I may just skip PSP2, wait a month and import this, lol
    1. Ovada's Avatar
      Ovada -
      Yeah, there would be a point if you could use a shield- but you can't. You need to use "L" to raise the gun part. I would love photon arts on shields again though, and maybe some PSZ PAs for guns, lol
    1. GUARDIANDNL's Avatar
      this is a SHOKING NEWS for me....OLGA FLOW come back to life on the psp!!!....new character designs...o my god oh my god...is like the morning after christmas to me now...oh yeah a new race!!!!!... lobby system...come on psp2 with just what i want to see....now like PSOEP1 stage were on psp2 i hope that PSOEP2 stages come with this little bundled of joy XD
    1. Shou's Avatar
      Shou -
      Oh wow.
    1. Flame's Avatar
      Flame -
      If this is a "brand new game" why do I see a screen cap of De Ragan in the scan? Havent they recycled that boss enough for the love of god? Lame. This better not be the "anniversary surprise" that was hyped so much.
    1. Akumamaru's Avatar
      Akumamaru -
      on a second note we get to prestige :'D
    1. Mike's Avatar
      Mike -
      I'm still hoping we get some new weapon types but Zero-style gunblades probably won't make it in. If the gunblades come forcefully paired with shields and act like a two-handed weapon, then I could see it happening.
    1. Lumpen Thingy's Avatar
      Lumpen Thingy -
      if i was a japanese i'd import this
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