Sega has confirmed that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to North America and Europe, and it's currently slated for early 2013. The free-to-play MMORPG was released in Japan recently, and western Phantasy Star fans have been wondering if it would ever see the light of day over here.
Sega only has a teaser site up so far, and has detailed a few key features on the Sega Blog. The developer touts a robust character creator, from three races: humans, Newman, or the robotic CAST. The CAST robots can rearrange their parts in the character creator as well. You can start as a Force class with "Photon Arts," a close-range Hunter, or a long-range Ranger. Dungeons will be randomized with custom-event challenges slipped into the midst of missions, and the MAG combat assistant makes a return from the first PSO.
The plot involves joining "Arks," special trips tasked with finding new planets. Of course, nothing is quite that simple, so you run into D-Arkers, a group opposed to those who head into deep space.
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