Phantasy Star Online 2 New Year Celebrations Kick Off This Week

By Ishaan . December 30, 2014 . 4:00pm

This New Year’s, the ARKS Lobby in Phantasy Star Online 2 will take on a New Year theme, from January 1st – 14th. The lobby design will feature a red shrine gate at its centre, as shown in the screenshot above.

 

In addition, the previously revealed Nyau character inspired by the original Phantasy Star will make an appearance in quests. Players will be able to defeat him and obtain special equipment.

 


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  • DarkRPGMaster

    *sighs* This only reminds me that we do not yet have PSO2 here in NA, and it makes me sad.

    • Cloke

      There is no “yet,” we will never get it, end of story.

      • PreyMantis

        I hate you.

      • Harry Potter

        Why! youuuuu!

  • Spirit Macardi

    Dear god he’s even cuter now D:

    Seriously, if they made whatever he is a playable race instead of an enemy, it’d make me try again at getting the Japanese version to work.

    • DS23

      you can get a nyau suit if you save up enough coins at the casino.

      • RocKM001 .

        It’s basically a toss-up on Nyau or Rappy suits at the moment xD

  • *throws a drink at Sega’s collective head for not bringing this Stateside already*

  • PreyMantis

    Santa, it’s still December; others and I still have this wish of this game getting over here. Please, deliver. Thank you.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Santa: Sega hates me

      • kirito1998

        lol

  • Explain to me again why we should care about this game since SEGA has no intentions of bringing this over to NA/EU?

    • Well, um… the game is now in English. And that still opens it to the possibility that someone with a conscience and good judgement will join SEGA and make them localize it here and there. As a start.

      • Codi Schumacher

        Ok now just where is it in english at?

        • He’s talking about the SEA version…..which is out in English there……which also has a IP Block……which is a bunch of updates behind the JP version.

          • RocKM001 .

            And some questionable changes such as calling Force as “Wizards”

            Really… Wizards?! PS4 pretty much shows that “Techniques” is not “Magic”. =/

          • Codi Schumacher

            Sure looks like magic to me they just slap another name on it.

          • RocKM001 .

            *cough*
            I’ll try and avoid going full fanboy here =P

            For technical purposes yes “Techs” act as “Magic” in the PS universe. However strictly speaking lore wise Magic is actually separate from Techs. Techniques is basically using the same “energy” on Photon Art’s and shaping it into elemental effects.

            Magic however is really more of an innate “Skill” useable by “Espers” ie. Magic is technically the “real” and stronger version of a “Technique”. In laymans terms anyone given enough training can perform a “Technique” (hence the ability to swap classes) but not everyone is gifted to use “Magic”

            It’s basically explained on PS4 when you first recruit Rune and he uses his Fire Skill that one of the characters mention is not like any of the “Foi” Techs he has seen before.

            End of the day though you are technically correct and it’s all moot point but I do like to keep up the facade of the lore of games I play =P

          • Codi Schumacher

            Well I’m looking at magic in a broader sense cross referencing all games that use it for my definition.

          • RocKM001 .

            Hence i said your still technically correct :D

            It’s just my inner OC compulsion w/ the lore and setting of the game kicking in =P

          • Mr.Chieftain

            Then are you saying there are magic in PS? And also there are NPCs in PSO2 that can’t harness photons thus they can’t use techs/PAs which means they aren’t suitable for being an ARKs member.

          • RocKM001 .

            If the assumption is that PSO universe is in the same universe as the original PS series on MD then “magic” technically exists in the PSO universe as well

            However as the ability to use “real” magic was reserved for a subset of of people born w/ the ability to use it ie. Espers. Whether these individuals got out of the Algo system or were ever recognised in the ships is prolly a different story =P

            Note that the above applies on the assumption the Arks ships are basically one of the many fleet of ships that escaped the destruction of Parma on the original PS JRPG series.

            As for the non-Arks NPC. IIRC it was a compatibility issue. It’s not so much they couldn’t use Photons it’s just they couldn’t control/use it to the same proficiency needed to be an Arks combatant. I mean they probably *could* use Photons given time.. it’s just they won’t be up to scratch compared to people w/ higher compaitbility. Anyone feel free to correct me on that assumption though!

      • michel

        I think you are right… “conscience” and “good juddgement” are what Sega is lacking today… and not only Sega…

    • Tinye

      There’s technically a lot of games that Siliconera talk about that don’t have the intention of bringing to the West.

      Anyways some of us play with the English patch too.

    • Elpizo

      You don’t have to. This is a news site, not a wish granting site XD

    • RocKM001 .

      *cough*
      So I assume u missed the fact that Siliconera focuses on Jp game related news? Like the very many mobile and Jp only JRPG news that have come before this? xD

    • eilegz

      because there is hope

  • eilegz

    because for 2015 MAYBE just MAYBE we can get this game……

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Lol nope

    • RocKM001 .

      You’re better off wishing for something more realistic… i say world peace! That has a higher percentage of happening!

  • subsamuel01

    I might as well start enjoying the beauty of these screenshots because this game is never getting localized.

  • kirito1998

    Hope it gets localized. We’ll Sega is not thinking right, if it gets release they could earn so much from it.

  • Bobby Jennings

    All these people hoping for a localization…either play the Japanese version or wait years for the US one.

    • Kaihaku

      Or play something else from a company that actually wants your money. I played the Japanese version for awhile but it’s really not worth the effort. When Sega decides that they want me as a customer, they know what languages (I’m bilingual) to release their games in.

      • Bobby Jennings

        The game is fully english patched by Aida now. I don’t see why you wouldn’t.

        But eh, to each his own. Have fun waiting for this.. :/

        • Kaihaku

          I’m not really waiting for it anymore. The Xenoblade sequel releases this year, that should fully satisfy my cravings for PSO style multiplayer.

      • Bobby Jennings

        The game is fully english patched by Aida now. I don’t see why you wouldn’t.

        But eh, to each his own. Have fun waiting for this.. :/

  • Guenhwyvar

    Sega trolling non Japanese speaking westerners.. ._.

  • Kornelious

    OK WE GET IT! Jeez Sega, you don’t have to rub it in our faces that we wont get the game :(

    • Mr.Chieftain

      Umm you should tell that to Siliconera not Sega.

  • Harry Potter

    damn looks awesome ………T^T

  • Guest

    “In addition, the previously revealed Nyau character inspired by the original Phantasy Star will make an appearance in quests. Players will be able to defeat him and obtain special equipment.”

    This has been a thing for few months already.
    He spawns, you fight him, he drops weapon, you break it, he chases and attacks you while crying and then despawns.

    • RocKM001 .

      I believe the update is talking about new Camo Drops from event Nyau. Not the breakable sword that he drops so you can beat him xD

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Another great Sega to never been localized.

    • Kaihaku

      This is one reason that I’m still very nervous about them having bought Atlus. Maybe they’ll leave Atlus’ development studios intact…maybe…but I’m concerned that Atlus’ excellent localization wing will start ignoring titles that are too “niche” for Sega’s tastes.

  • zero254

    Can’t wait for the localized version of this full of us great na hackers bsoding lobbies pking nonstop and having hacked vita katanas while being named kirito with 99999999999999999 stats to everything.

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