Phantasy Star Online 2 will get its next major update, called “Episode 3,” later this month, which features a new look for the lobby , along with additions to the interface and character creation. 4Gamer reports a few other things that will be added in the update.
The Episode 3 update will introduce a new monster by the name of Nyau. This super-dimensional cat is actually an homage to the speaking cat, Myau, from the very first Phantasy Star game.
Nyau’s defense is really high, so in order to defeat him, you’ll need to destroy his weapon when he drops it, which makes him cry, leaving an opening for some hits. Destroying his weapon also gives you a chance to get a rare drop.
However, while this cat may sound like a crybaby, he can actually perform destructive two-hand swinging moves and call out powerful enemies, so you might not want to underestimate the little guy.
Episode 3’s first chapter of the main story is called “Where Does the Ash Medium Dance?” It will revolve around the girl shown in the above images, called Sukunahime, a.k.a. the Ash Medium.
Kotoshiro is a Sukunahime’s guardian, and will also play a big role in the story of the new chapter.
Phantasy Star Online 2’s Episode 3 update goes live on August 27, 2014 in Japan.