Good news, fellow PSO addicts: today Sega officially announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will finally hit North American and European PC’s early next year.
The free to play action RPG had previously only been announced for release in the Japanese market. The Japanese version of the game launched on the 4th of July, following a number of lengthy beta tests. Sega has also planned a Vita port of the game, though that version still doesn’t have a firm release date.
Sega didn’t give any other details regarding the US launch: we still don’t have any details on what the game’s pricing model will be like in the US, or if America will also be getting the Vita version of the game.
Regardless, this is very good news — Phantasy Star Online 2 is shaping up to be the proper PSO sequel that Phantasy Star Universe tried to be (and failed miserably at,) and as you probably know by now, I love PSO. In fact, I think I’m going spend the next few months between now and PSO2’s release by grinding a new character in the original game, or maybe I’ll finally work my old level 150 HUmar on the Gamecube version up to the level cap.