Phantasy Star Online 2 RPG Confirmed Heading to the West (Updated)

posted on 2012-07-09 07:30 EDT by Egan Loo
English release planned after official Japanese launch last week

The official English Sega website began streaming a video to confirm that Sega will release the Phantasy Star Online 2 role-playing game in the West. The video is essentially the same one that Sega presented for the free-to-play multiplayer online RPG at last September's Tokyo Game Show, except it ends with a English notice about the website that will soon open.

The game officially launched for Windows in Japan on July 4 after a beta test. An iOS and Android smartphone version will follow in Japan this winter, with the PS Vita version slated for next spring. The game will be free-to-play across all platforms. The developer had delayed the game's formal service launch until this year to make improvements. The Japanese video from Tokyo Game Show 2011 appears below:

[Via PSO-World, Siliconera]

Update: The official English website is now open, and the official English announcement video has been added. Sega confirmed its 2013 release plans for the English release.

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