Sega, it’s been two long years since you released this in japan with no word on the English Phantasy Star Online 2 as of yet. I remember seeing PSO on Game Network years ago and was immediately amazed that a console can do MMORPG, well sort of. I picked episode II on both GameCube “English + Japanese version) and the original Xbox. I even picked up the horrible Phantasy Star Universe on both the PS2 and PC as well as both the PSP versions all just to show love toward Sega and the franchise.
In return, we non Japanese gamers are yet to receive even a simple news. I do not understand the reason for such delay as the game can easily become big in no time due to the fact that it is free to play with micro transactions.
I remember the good old days where I used to wake up early and stay late to level up my character although I did not make it past the final stage in episode I. I also got the chance to try online play after buying the not so cheap GameCube internet adapter just to can join the online community.
I really that SEGA sort this out and open the game to all with English menus and subtitles.
As mentioned on the official website:
AN EPIC ONLINE ACTION RPG!
Play Phantasy Star Online 2 and experience revolutionary combat in an action-driven, free-to-play multiplayer online RPG from SEGA. Take a journey into an immersive sci-fi fantasy narrative and explore mysterious worlds to unravel their secrets. Join fellow adventurers and fight against the legions of darkness to banish them from the galaxy.
REVOLUTIONARY ACTION COMBAT
Engage in intense real-time combat and third-person shooting action
Master devastating combos and counter attacks
Assault your enemies with fast-paced aerial attacks
Utilize weapon-based skills to optimize your battle experience
THE HERO YOU WANT TO BE
Create a unique character with comprehensive character customization tools
Choose your destiny as one of three races: the intrepid Humans, the biologically engineered Newmans, or the robotic CAST
Develop yourself with a flexible class-based leveling system and your choice of specialized companions
Define your own play-style with distinctive weapon types for melee, ranged, and magic combat
DEEP SCI-FI FANTASY UNIVERSE
Discover lush worlds filled with beautiful landscapes, extraordinary creatures, and epic adventure
Group up with friends to explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy
Complete randomized encounters during your journeys
Experience challenging boss encounters