Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Expands Release to 33 More Countries Including Europe, India, Oceania

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Steam version, Episode 4 for game's "Global version" launched on August 5

Sega revealed on August 5 that its Phantasy Star Online 2 game launched on PC via Steam in 35 countries on August 5, including in 33 new countries for the first time.

The Steam version of the game is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The game is also available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian aside from the original Japanese.

The official website for Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 game announced on July 28 that the game will feature cross-play and cross-progress with versions on other platforms. The game's "Episode 4" content update launched alongside the Steam version on August 5.

Sega released the free-to-play Phantasy Star 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 release in April and May 2014, respectively. The game debuted on PlayStation 4 in April 2016. A cloud version of the game for Nintendo Switch titled Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud launched in April 2018, and then launched for PC in December 2018. The game launched on Xbox One in North America in April. The game then launched on PC via the Microsoft Store in North America on May 27.

Sega will launch the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis game in 2021. The game is listed for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in the West. The game is listed for the PlayStation 4 and PC in Japan, with a cloud version for the Nintendo Switch and PC. The "massive update" will mark the 20th anniversary of Phantasy Star Online and will launch instead of a new episode after the release of Phantasy Star Online 2's Episode 6. The game's official website notes that the "twin universes" of Phantasy Star Online 2 and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis "exist side by side," and players will be able to switch between the two.

Sources: Sega's Twitter account, Famitsu

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