While not ones to shy away from kooky fun stuff and collaborations, Sega also have a more regular Spring update Phantasy Star Online 2 in Japan. This is on top of their recent 7-11 tieup and Attack on Titan collaboration outfits and weapons.
As part of Spring’s “Bonds that Connect the Future” update, there’s a series of five new photon arts and techniques for characters to pick up. Swordsmen can get ahold of Sacrifice Bite;
Assault Rifle shooty shooters will be able to fire a Satellite Cannon.
Dual Saber users get Chaos Riser’s twisty tornado attacks.
and Ice and Light magic users pick up an Il Barta ice crystal attack and Il Grants laser light show photon crystal attack.
You can also take part in a new event to defend an area called Mining Base Defensive Mission: Intrusion. Here, you’ll encounter new enemies such as Vidluda bugs that are small, but pack a stun attack that’ll add up real quick in a hurry.
You’ll have to make quick work of them with five different control areas that you can’t let be destroyed by the invading armies of Darker monsters. On the bright side, there are some defensive barriers already in place for players to make use of, but don’t expect them to last too long if left to be battered down.
Do well, and you might get a new set of 11 Star gear such as Knight Of Volks, a Charge Howitzer, or Kongou lance.
If you prefer to hunt elsewhere, there are also new Super Hard Advanced Quests in the Tundra, Underground Tunnels and Floating Continents. Enemies here will scale up to around level 66 to 70. You’ll get 11-Star weapons here, too, like the Sage Stole wand or twin-machine-gun Stable.
Finally, for those with a more homely bend, there’s also a new bunch of furniture and such to pick up to decorate the home with as well.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available in Japan on the PC and PlayStation Vita. The game is also coming to South East Asia in English form in 2014.