Sega announced Friday at Anime Fair than the global version of his Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis the game will start on PlayStation 4 on August 31. The company also confirmed that the classic Phantasy Star Online 2 the global version is also coming to PS4.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis first launching in English in June 2021 for Xbox One and PC via SteamEpic Games Store and Microsoft Store in the West; and for PlayStation 4, PC and Switch (cloud version) in Japan.
New characters that debuted with the game included Aina, Mannon, Garoa, and Dozer. The game also features ornaments, finger emoticons, and customizable expressions.
The “massive update” of Star Fantasy Online 2 marked the 20th anniversary of Star Fantasy Online.
The Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis The open-field online role-playing game includes an improved graphics engine and game system. The game also has a new story, combat system, and character creation system. The game’s official website notes that the “twin universes” of Star Fantasy Online 2 and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis “exist side by side” and players will be able to switch between the two.
Sega released free-to-play Star Fantasy Online 2 role-playing game for Windows PC in Japan in 2012, followed by a PlayStation Vita release in 2013, and an Android and iOS version in April and May 2014, respectively. The game debuted on PS4 in April 2016. A cloud version of the game for Switch titled Cloud from Phantasy Star Online 2 launched in April 2018, then launched on PC in December 2018.
The game launched on Xbox One in North America in April 2020. The game later launched on PC through the Microsoft Store in North America in May 2020.
The game inspired the Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation television anime, which features a completely original story. The 12-episode series premiered in January 2016 and Sentai Filmworks and Crunchyroll aired the series as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in March 2017.
A new TV anime adaptation of the game titled Phantasy Star Online 2: Oracle Episode created in October 2019. Funimation streamed the series as it aired.
Source: Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Game Global Twitter Account by Siliconera