Phantasy Star Online 2’s Next Update Features Player Doppelgangers

By Ishaan . December 27, 2012 . 11:30am

Sega are ready to talk about the next Phantasy Star Online 2 update, which will hit in January. This is the second part of the “Where Darkness Gathers” update and you can watch a trailer for it below, followed by a rundown of the major additions that it will bring to the game.



The major addition that the new update will bring is a feature titled “Abduction x Clone”. As part of this, if certain conditions are met, your Camp Ship is attacked by Darkers and transported to an area called the Darkers’ Den. You then have to fight your way out while facing a large number of Darkers along the way.



Additionally, it’s also possible, under certain conditions, that the Darkers will create doppelgangers of PSO2 players that you’ll have to fight as well. This is described as an emergency quest, and if you’re able to defeat a doppelganger of yourself or one of your friends, you’ll be rewarded with a good item drop.


Finally, the lobby in the game will transform to celebrate the new year. This change will be in effect from January 1st – 23rd. Meanwhile, the rest of the update will go into effect on January 9th.



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  • Luna Kazemaru

    Also like to add once you are in the darker den there is no return unless you fail the event.

  • riceisnice

    Wow, now you’re forcibly abducted. Being an Arks member sounds like fun.

    • Testsubject909

      Being kidnapped and forced into a hostile environment where everything is attempting to usurp your identity and murder everything that aren’t aligned with them has never been so tempting hasn’t it?

  • Sergio Briceño

    Fight my and my friends evil twins? How come this has never happened in an MMO before (that I know). Genius.

    • Locklear93

      It’s been done as a mechanic in a few boss fights in MMOs, if that counts.

  • Huh the combat looks really fun. I always pso had stiff slow combat.

  • zed grim

    pretty disturbing level design

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    The new level looks badass

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 is looking to be one of the best MMOs out there! =^_^=

  • Visa Vang

    When are we getting it state side?

    • March 2013, but the better question would be when are we getting the Vita version in the US?

  • Pythia Brixham

    I was told that the Japanese servers already have a huge amount of english speaking players (Again, I was told this, I don’t know for certain), would people even bother switching over to english servers when the english version comes out?

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