Sega Tried To Keep The Idol Posters In Phantasy Star Portable 2

By Spencer . June 24, 2010 . 12:29am

imagePhantasy Star Portable 2 has all kinds of tie-ups ranging from sensible additions of items from other Sega games to hilarious pizza box shields. These collaborations were designed for Japan and not everything made the cut, but Sega tried. Really.


When I spoke with Aaron Weber, Community Manger, he told me they actually looked into keeping the bikini pinups from Young Jump. Sega of America couldn’t work out a deal, so they created a contest to replace the models with fan art. The international version will have digital Rappy and Alis Landale (she’s from the original Phantasy Star) posters in the game.


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Sega is doing something similar for the Famitsu Shield. Items tied to Japanese game magazines won’t be cut. These will be replaced with items linked to Western video game magazines. Don’t be surprised if some of the anime tie-ups make it overseas too. Sega is trying to keep content like the like Fate/Stay Night costumes in the North American version.

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  • Hraesvelgr

    …frankly, I’d have to say the new posters fit in the game much better. That idol poster just looks out of place.

    • raymk

      And i’d have to agree this suits the game much better. I also hope we can get a phantasy star costume of Alis =D

  • P4ine

    what’s up with that kfc style?? it just does soo not fit

  • maxchain

    Well-played, Sega! I’d totally buy a tangible version of that Rappy poster, no questions asked.

  • The posters were chosen from a contest.
    Subscribe to the sega blog RSS if you want a chance for the next community project.

  • Thanks Sega. You’re possibly one of the best publishers this gen

  • doubleO7

    There were Fate/Stay Night costumes!? Holy crap, how did I miss that?

    Are there more anime costumes in the game?

  • That Alis artwork is awesome multiplied by ten! :D :D

    I love old school animation like that. We need a great, bloody, funny at times, old school style animation direction, directed by Osamu Dezaki maybe? With animation of THAT level! Imagine it, all of the light and shading bouncing off that way, everything moving, 60 FPS at all times, no 3D “help”, it’d be the best.

    What can I say, I love cartoons! Especially ones with good animation!

  • Kris

    Sega has been constantly improving themselves this generation. Fantastic work!

  • Sakurazaki

    Bust a Kojima on this one.

  • Feynman

    The new stuff is definitely much better than the idol posters, which look incredibly out of place in an anime setting. The Alis poster is particularly great, sporting the classic late 80’s/early 90’s style that I grew up on and adore so much.I’m glad Sega is doing their best to keep and/or replace as much content as they can instead of scrapping it outright!

  • fallen

    It’s funny that it takes fucking FAN ART for Sega to acknowledge their own goddamned series’ history :(That said, I would hang either of those posters in my room right now. *__*

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