A Brand New Content Update For Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Out This Week

By Eugene . November 14, 2013 . 5:00pm

Set on the oceanic planet Uoparau, players can explore a new Phantasy Star Online 2 update, “Glittering Brilliance of the Seabed,” while depopulating the local nefarious wildlife, this week.


The game’s developer blog has provided information on how this update’s main gimmick will work out, noting that since the monsters in this area naturally thrive in the water, they’ll be more powerful when moving and attacking in the ocean depths. Players can mitigate this somewhat by finding special switch locations that will lower the water level (or raise it, if you’re interested in a challenge)



One of these new marine creatures is the three-headed Vid Girosu (above), a hydra-like and huge monster with a shell-like body that it can pull its heads and necks back into when under attack.



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There will also be two new big bad boss monsters to take down: Dekoru Maryuda (above), a dark avian that looks more like a totem pole, and wise players will want to take down its supporting totem pole of birds quickly—even if it that means enraging the boss further.


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The other boss is Bioru Medyuna, the major master of the sea king’s species. The swirling mass of Bioru looks like a nightmarish cross between a sea anemone and crab pincers, with lasers to boot.


Don’t forget there’s also a new camera item with a self-timer feature for players to be able to gather together and take a snapshot more easily too for guild remembrances.


Phantasy Star Online 2’s update “The Glittering Brillance of the Seabed” is out now. In case you missed it, you can view a trailer for it here.

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  • Freakmasta

    And incoming “LOCALIZE THIS!” comments in 3…2…1…

    • greavah

      I like you

      • RichyGaming


    • Juan Andrés Valencia


      Sorry, sometimes I forget I can write in Spanish so why the fuck not?!

    • Micrll

      At this point I just want them to either release it or just publically cancel it and end this farce. This stupid ‘indefinite delay’ is just insulting at this point.

  • I was just at the point of almost forgetting about this game completely. WELP this is going to be on my mind for a long time.

  • Guest


    Why localize when you can play it already?

    • Dark Lord Ash

      Not sure about everyone else but here’s my reason. This has nothing to due with accessibility, this is about principal and sticking to your guns. When you tell your consumers, your fans especially, that you’re bringing over a game at such and such time then it their damn job to see it through. Then a delay happens, fine I can understand that since there’s bound to be some snags here and there, but to then remain silent about the whole thing for the better part of a year? no updates, not a peep? No, it’s inexcusable. Why should I, the consumer, make any effort to give these people money and time if they won’t return the courtesy in kind? This would not have been such an issue had the servers been international as the first game was. If this game comes then fine it’s whatever, but as of right now I’m simply showing the amount of effort to want to play this game as much as sega’s showing effort to the rest of its worldwide fans: none.

      • Travis Frazier

        Well you stick to your guns, Im going to continue to play this great game.

        Also Sega of Japan is not the same as SoA. Your beef is with SoA.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Sigh…I think there shouldn’t be any posts related to PSO2 until there is….um…….LOCALIZATION OR U.S. RELEASE DATE.

    • Vesperion

      I second that

  • Vsin

    In all honesty, I think SEGA should just do what Square Enix did with FFXI and FFXIV – INTERNATIONAL SERVERS.

    Lets face it, a majority of people who are waiting for the localization are already playing on the JP servers, and trying to localize a NA/International only server would probably result in the game rotting to death within 2 years tops. Just segregate it into JP/EN/International blocks and we’re golden.

  • Kornelious

    Okay seriously? Are they even trying to localize this game?

    • well most people that wanna play it bad enough just make jp sega accounts and play with translations. Thats what i did.

      • Aristides

        The problem I see with SEGA not localizing this is the fact that they’re not expanding the IP in the west. Hardcore PS fans like us will go for it but this isn’t really growing the series which is bad for us in the long term because PS games are gonna get harder and harder to obtain in the west.

        • Yeah, I get where ya coming from..

  • eilegz

    as usual we are all waiting for this one while sega its not competent enough to do something about it

  • Guest


  • Kari

    I’m beginning not to care any more. I think the name of the game for jpn game markers is to follow the tend of the 90’s. Bring games from the east 1-2yrs after its release

    • Jeremy Barnes

      I’m hoping the acquisition of Atlus helps Sega get their sh*t together.

  • Chiupon

    so for anyone here who DOES play, I’m on Ship 2 — username rucielle, character name Shakti.

    If anyone wants to meet up and do some missions. O: i’m so ready for this new boss.

  • Lemski07

    every time I look at the news about this game i’m always felt disappointed, because there should be an english release already!!!

    • Travis Frazier

      Just play the JP version. If the western release ever happens it wont be as good.

  • Sega you have my permission to localize this….

    What’s that?

    You don’t need my permission?

    All right then you can do it without my permission…

    Huh? You have no plans to bring this over.



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