Sega recently showed off Phantasy Star Online 2’s new class called the Bouncer, that specializes in strikes, tech, and aerial combat. Their latest video provides a summary of what else is new in their “Episode 3” update for the game.
The video starts out with another demonstration of the Bouncer class that can attack with combos with its Dual Blades and can even double jump with its Jet Boots. Bouncers also excel at a supportive role by helping allies by giving them openings for powerful hits against monsters.
At 1:05 we get to see a look at the newest planet, that looks like a traditional Japanese area. In this place, there seems to be constant battle going on between the “Whites” and “Blacks” which you can see throughout the footage as demon-like enemies.
Next, at 2:17, we get to see the latest addition with the new lobby casino area that’ll be added in the Episode 3 update, where you can play all kinds of mini-games, including a four player shooting game and the Rappy slots. The Arks Lobby also gets a facelift with some new features, too.
As far as extra additions go, there are plenty of smaller tidbits such as the ability to now put on four accessories, players can dash longer now, and all the classes are getting adjustments such as expansions to their skill trees along with new abilities.
You can also check out some of the new characters who’ll be added to the game at the 5:25 mark of the video, which also includes the game’s little homage to the original Phatnasy STar with the “Nyau” enemy.
Phantasy Star Online 2’s Episode 3 update goes live on August 27, 2014 in Japan.