Phantasy Star Online 2’s Next Update Brings Rare 13-Star Weapons, Ultimate Quest

By Ishaan . November 17, 2014 . 10:31am

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 is getting an “Ultimate Quest” as part of its next update on November 19th. This quest will be accessible by level 70 players and Sega recommend forming a team of 12 players to take it on. Meanwhile, the level cap has been increased to 75.

 

The Ultimate Quest will involve a boss named Anga Fandirge, that has the ability to strengthen other monsters around it. It also changes its attack patterns over time. Monsters that are part of this quest will be level 80 themselves.

 

The update will also bring rarer weapons, in the form of 13-star equipment. You can see some of these weapons below.

 

 


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  • Elpizo

    I’ll make the one and only: Waiting for localization.

    Now instead of copying me, you can make an interesting comment :)

    Also this update looks sweet!

    • subsamuel01

      Did Sega ever give a reason why the game was never localized, looks amazing.

      • Elpizo

        I honestly don’t know.

        • JeremyTMH

          Technically it was localized. In SEA. >.>

          • Elpizo

            yea but technically doesn’t calm the masses :P

      • Brion Valkerion

        Their stance has been its still coming for the past going on 3 years. My initial guess would have been because of all the anime and game tie-in events it would have been a burden to bring it to NA/EU. Then they launched the full english version in SE Asia so… that kinda just confused everyone even more lol.

        If they were smart they would do a PS4/One launch as well. Destiny and Warframe/soon to be a few others, are making a killing with their exact formula, only… kinda worse.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        In regards to the PSV version, Sega always made sure to remain quiet about it and promised nothing despite fans continuously asking. However, they did promise the PC version would come, they even made a site for it but that was three years ago and, as you know, it never came to happen. It’s obvious that at this point this game will never be localized, which is a shame~.

    • MinakoArisato

      Its just f***ing rude!
      They don’t even have the guts to actually TELL us if the project is dead or not. Localization YES or NO, those japanese guys surely are able to say at least these two english words!

      WHenever I read or hear PSO2, I get angry, because we never get a clear answer, no update, no nothing. Is that how you handle economy in Japan? By simply killing new and potential consumers off with hollow promises? Way to go Sega… Maye you should learn from Atlus, a bit of fan-friendlyness and honesty?

      • darke

        It’s not rude it’s business laws.

        Big companies cannot say ‘No’ or ‘Yes’ for legal reasons. If they say ‘Yes’ and it doesn’t happen there’s legal ramifications from their stockholders, not to mention backlash from their customers.

        If they’re in the middle of negotiating with another company to bring it over in the future, and they say ‘No’, then there’s another bunch of people they’re legally in hot water with.

        You’ll always get ‘maybe’ until they’re sure it will happen or not; because that’s all they can really say.

    • Playing devil’s advocate… Maybe they’re waiting for some kind of “game of the year edition” style release for the west? Like…one that has all of these updates on the disc? The only problem is, when do they know it’s time to make that particular version? Updates don’t seem to be ending…

      • It’s a download. It’s an MMO. It’s constantly evolving.

        It’s not a situation like God Eater 2 Rage Burst, unfortunately.

        • Then perhaps like FFXIV, they may be in talks with Sony for a PS4 version. Now we’re exiting devil’s advocate and entering “NickyD wishes…”

          • “NickyD AND ShadowFang wishes” ( ^ – ^ )

  • JeremyTMH

    I’d be too busy playing PS Nova to care. >.>

  • Exion

    Meanwhile on West Coast…

    • ???

      You mean Western Hemisphere? Because us North Americans on the East Coast are not enjoying PSO2 anymore than you Californians :)

  • These PS articles always irk me because they refuse to localize it and I want to try it soooooo badly -______-

  • Maxwell3000

    So this PSO2’s servers still block IPs in the west right? Cause….I mean just look at this game…It looks fantastic.

    • DS23

      Sort of? It’s Yahoo.jp’s weird routing that makes it inaccessible to most international IPs. There’s free VPNs out there…

    • Isamu Daison

      The ISP blockage was due to the DDos attacks. Many of the ISPs have now been unblocked. For a list of unblocked ISPs go on facebook and search for the PSO2 group called Phantasy Star Online 2 – PSVita Players!

      • Maxwell3000

        Thank you! I may be picking this up!

  • Mila

    Since the SEA / Taiwan versions launched already
    you will highly expect what coming next ?
    Boom!

  • Wonder if Valkyria Chronicles doing so well on PC at launch is going to affect PSO2 West at all? Like, maybe SEGA West can use it to point out to SEGA Japan that there’s an audience for their PC good (very much wanted) games here after all? Heck even if it doesn’t, people should buy them some PC Valkyria Chronicles :) I have it on PS3 already, but I bought it again on PC. Will come in handy if my… PS3… explodes or something, I guess. Plus it shows some support for their great JRPGs/J-Strategy games. Real support; money.

    That’s what this is all about; I will spend money on this game. I will buy Starter Packs and cash shop items and pets & mounts… whatever. C’mon SEGA; I paid monthly sub for Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II for at least two years in the Gamecube days — I bought that otherwise useless broadband adapter just for your game! I play Vindictus now; I’d rather be playing PSO2 and giving money to SEGA instead of Nexon.

    I wish I knew what else I could do to show support for them getting their games (Yakuza 0 and Shining Resonance in the same boat) over here. Maybe instead of rebuying their games (that are worth it), I’ll just put some money in an envelope and mail it to SEGA of Japan, lol. But I’ll wait to see what announcements 2015 brings first.

    Oh, I also gotta pick up Project Diva 2nd! Forgot that came out already; thought it was a December release for some reason.

    • “Real support; money.”
      I applaud you for this. I could go on a huge diatribe about how everything else fans do is nice, but when I talk about it, it’s often met with misunderstood backlash.
      It’s like telling your child “Hey, you’re such a [sport] star! We love you!” but never spending the money to help them get equipment or play on a team or whatever (when I was a kid, you had to pay to play in a league; I think it’s different now…).
      Vocal support is great, but you’re just one parent telling your child something thousands of times.
      …This probably didn’t make much sense. I hate sports analogies.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Unfortunately SEGA just want to port their games into PC more, isn’t necessarily about localization

  • Kaitou21

    I honestly don’t see why so many people are still angry that the west still hasn’t gotten PSO2, I played the SEA version myself and it was good but nothing to go complaining and raging about every time a new PSO2 article comes out.

    • Oldenheimer1913

      It’s just first world problems. Everyone has their shitty personal issues that pop up every now and again, but if you’re in a position where you can and want to play an MMO like PSO2, you’re more well off than, say, some child soldier in Africa or some shit. So in lieu of having real issues to be legitimately concerned about, people complain about frivolous things instead, like the game taking so long to be brought westward. It’s dumb.

      • Zeik56

        Excuse me while I roll my eyes clear into the back of my head.

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    • Zeik56

      I think it has more to do with SEGA’s false promises and refusal to even address it than whether we’re not getting the greatest game ever made.

      Although whether you personally liked it or not doesn’t really mean much as to whether other people will. Clearly it is doing reasonably well in Japan.

      • Kaitou21

        Although the only reason this game is doing well in japan is because it’s tailored for Japanese gamers, I just got myself “enlightened” and learned that even if Sega brought this game over to the west there isn’t any profit for them as they can’t make money off of Americans/Westerners as easily as they can Japanese/Asian gamers. Which is also probably why they went back on their word and haven’t localized PSO2 for the west.

        • zeroroute

          Was [insert 16bit era hit rpg here] tailored for the west? nope.

          Also I feel like sega has forgotten that PSO was some people’s first mmo, and the day it comes out here will be the end of me playing hunting games as an alternative

          • Kaitou21

            Unlike F2P online games that require monthly fees etc. to stay operational offline/single player games are one and done though so its a lot easier to translate, ship them out and make money, Sega just doesn’t see profit in the west any more I guess, I would like PSO2 almost as much as the next guy but it just won’t happen.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Bcos SEA version is region locked
      and Asiasoft sucks very much

    • Land of Green Pasture

      Angry? I’m currently waiting for PSO 3!!

  • Ric Vazquez

    More salt on the wound *sigh*

  • Isamu Daison

    Sega is indeed bringing PSO2 to the west! Their latest tweet says so! They are still in the localization process. Go to the Facebook page PSVita to see! Its the page with 103k likes!

  • All you people complaining about it not being in the west…Just go play it on the Japanese servers, it’s 99% translated anyways.

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