Phantasy Star Online 2 – Popular Japanese MMORPG arriving next year on Xbox One

SEGA America announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2), one of Japan’s greatest online RPGs, will launch in the West, debuting in North America in Spring 2020 on Xbox One. All stories and content, and especially the fan-favorite epic battles with their huge number of enemies, will be included in this Free-to-Play release. Players of PSO2 become a member of a research expedition called “Arks,” which belong to a fleet of interplanetary cruising ships, setting out to a research a variety of different planets.

Update: There is a logo for Windows 10 on the game’s teaser website, so we presume that Phantasy Star Online 2 will also be arriving on PC, but just for systems with Windows 10.

Visiting places for the missions always evolves into a surprising adventure, including auto-generated maps, sudden events, and a Multiplayer Party Area, where up to 12 players band together simultaneously. Each planet and quest is an encounter with different characters and battles with enemies. Its easy control systems allow for intense exhilaration in battles as well as highly strategic and customizable actions. Gigantic boss enemies are also waiting for their time to challenge players with their towering body that covers the whole screen.

PSO2 lets players create their own characters in an easy and intuitive way with the “Character Creation” system. Not only costumes, hairstyles, accessories, but also the height, body shape, and moreover, the length and thickness of arms and legs, can be customized with a morphing feature for unlimited customization and design combination.