Phantasy Star 20th Anniversary Collection heading to the PS2

By Spencer . March 15, 2007 . 1:04pm

The Sega Ages series keeps getting better and better. Just last week Monster World Collection was released and later this year Sega is releasing Phantasy Star 20th Anniversary Collection. Unlike the Game Boy Advance Phantasy Star Collection, the PS2 release has Phantasy Star IV. The collection with all four classic Phantasy Star titles (not the Sega Ages remakes) is scheduled to come out in summer 2007. A long way back Conspiracy Entertainment was supposed to localize the Phantasy Star remakes (I, II and IV) , but plans for that were scrapped a long time ago. It looks like the only hope for playing Phantasy Star IV is the Wii’s virtual console, but that’s probably going to be a while from now.


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  • djSyndrome

    “It looks like the only hope for playing Phantasy Star IV is the Wii’s virtual console, but that’s probably going to be a while from now.”

    Or the Sega Genesis collection, which has been on sale since last fall. It contains PS II, III and IV.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis_Collection

  • Veilknight

    DJ’s right on that account, which is basically why the original Phantasy Star would be the highlight of this compilation if one were to import; it was naturally not included in SGC because this was a Genesis-only collection.

    With any luck, Sega should throw in a free extras like possibly the localized versions of these same PS games as a bonus, similar to their work on the recent Monster World Complete Collection (or at the very least scans of all the game’s numerous packaging, manuals, artwork, and a sound test).

    Otherwise, I couldn’t really see myself importing it, as I’d rather just play the translated titles. I do expect to see a review sometime around the game’s launch for all the juicy details, though. :)

  • sean delfin

    if u can find it there is a japanese phantasy star box set that contains 1-4. i have it and its my favorite piece in my collection. online faqs should help ne1 that cant read japanese enjoy the games fully, as ps games are all about the pure rpg aspects and not real story heavy. if u havnt played 4 its b far the best and u should treat urself to it, i consider it the best pure rpg ever made.

  • sean delfin

    ps. the box set is for the saturn so ud need an action replay or some such device if u dont own the jp saturn.

  • sean delfin

    ps this is a saturn import, so ud need an action replay or some such device

  • same dude

    ps, the box set is a saturn import

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