Vita gets Phantasy Star Online 2, will play nice with PC version

March 11, 2012 - 3:00 am No Comments

Vita gets Phantasy Star Online 2, will play nice with PC version


Vita owners have another game to get excited about, courtesy of Sega. The Phantasy Star Portable games did pretty well on the PSP in Japan, and so Sega has decided to take it up a notch by actually offering Phantasy Star Online 2 on the Vita. Well, when it’s finished being made, that is. It’s currently in development for both Windows PCs and the PSV, with the Windows version coming in 2012 and the Vita version scheduled for 2013.

It’s an exciting development because there will be cross-platform compatibility between the Vita and PC versions of Phantasy Star Online 2. It will be an online only game as servers will be shared, as well as characters. So you can start a mission at home on your PC. Maybe you decide you want to go out and get some air. Grab your PSV and you can continue with the same character on a bus or at a coffee shop. When you get home, you can pick up again on your computer in the exact same spot. You’ll also be able to play with other people regardless of what platform they are using.

Right now, Phantasy Star Online 2 only has Japanese release dates. We don’t know if or even when Sega would intend to bring it to North America. Part of me wants to reassure you and say that we’ll definitely get it. However, the Phantasy Star Portable PSP games weren’t nearly as popular in North America as they were in Japan. I think this will be one of those wait and see situations.

Personally, I want to see a true Phantasy Star reboot. Not one of these MMOs, an actual turn-based RPG or even action RPG that’s similar to Phantasy Star 3 or 4.

Read [Famitsu (Japanese)] Also Read [Phantasy Star Blog (Japanese)]

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