[Steam download] SEGA today announced the latest entry in the Phantasy Star Online series, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, has officially launched on both PC and Xbox One as a Free-to-Play title. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is the new online action RPG with the sci-fi anime style by SEGA. Players will explore an all-new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for teams of up to 32.
The ability to bring friends to the fight or meet up and make new teammates in large groups (and bring down gigantic monsters together) was a huge draw in Closed Beta tests earlier this year, and now ALL players will have the chance to experience the mayhem. Redesigned from the top down, the new and improved graphics engine in PSO2:NGS features a next gen graphical update.
And it wouldn’t be PSO2:NGS without the ability to create any character imaginable using the powerful creation engine; every player will be as unique as they want to be. Experience the vast open world of PSO2:NGS, set a thousand years after the events of PSO2 and the battle of Oracle. Heroes of ARKS, prepare to defend a new world against a mysterious threat.
• Huge wide-open battlefield environments! Explore an exciting new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for you and your team. Traverse wide-open environments, speed and soar across the giant landscape and skies with new special abilities. Transitioning into a new area is as simple as walking into it – no loading screens!
• Enhanced character models! Create your identity with any character you can imagine in PSO2:NGS using the powerful creation engine. Adjust every imaginable characteristic to create your one-of-a-kind avatar.
• Redesigned graphics engine! Witness lush environments, amazingly detailed player characters, and monstrous foes in razor-sharp resolution. Watch spectacular new lighting and particle effects as weapons clash with armor. See the world as you’ve never seen it before.
• New multi-weapon system and abilities! Combine 2 types of weapons for smoother weapon switching. Battle at lightning speed using a variety of weapons and techniques.
• Connects with the original Phantasy Star Online 2! Move easily in-game between both games.
• Cross-platform! PC and Xbox One players can play together side by side.