Set a thousand years after the events of PSO2 and the battle of Oracle, the free-to-play online action RPG includes fully localised text and character voices in English and will remain content current with the Japanese servers.
“One of the goals for Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is to create the ultimate PSO2 in which the time-tested elements are kept intact, while the game design, gameplay and graphics engine will be completely redesigned and reborn in all aspects,” according to Sega.
“We are working very hard to offer players unparalleled character customisation, limitless adventure and the best action online RPG available on the Xbox One or PC.”
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will also support Xbox Series X in the future.
PSO2 New Genesis features
Huge wide-open battlefield environments: Explore a whole new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for you and your team. Traverse wide-open environments, speed and soar across the giant landscape and skies with new special abilities. Transitioning into a new area is as simple as walking into it — no loading screens.
Enhanced character models: Create your identity with any character you can imagine in PSO2:NGS using the powerful creation engine. Adjust every imaginable characteristic to create your one-of-a-kind avatar.
Redesigned graphics engine: Witness lush environments, amazingly detailed player characters, and monstrous foes in razor-sharp resolution. Watch spectacular new lighting and particle effects as weapons clash with armor. See the world as you’ve never seen it before.
New multi-weapon system and abilities: Combine 2 types of weapons for smoother weapon switching. Battle at lightning speed using a variety of weapons and techniques.
Connects with PSO2: Move easily in-game between PSO2:NGS and PSO2.
Cross-platform: PC and Xbox One players can play together side by side.
“On June 9th we will be launching globally, opening up the gateway to the brand new world of Halpha for ARKS across the planet,” said Fred White from PSO2 Team Global.
“The date marks not only a monumental game launch, but also the continuance of storyline in the long-beloved Phantasy Star series. We can’t wait to enter this new chapter together with players.”