Sega announced a crossover event for its MMORPG, Phantasy Star Online 2. Beginning on February 17, 2021, players will be able to get PSO2 outfits, accessories, and other items inspired by the classic anime, Space Battleship Yamato. You’ll need to get Cosmo Fleet Heroes AC Scratch Tickets to get them.
In a post made to the game’s official website, Sega mentioned the resemblance PSO2 bears to the anime. It said that ARKS Operatives share a similar struggle with that of the humans in Space Battleship Yamato.
Space Battleship Yamato features a story about humanity struggling for survival against an alien enemy called Gamilas. The anime’s initial launch proved to be unsuccessful, but interest was reinvigorated with a later movie release. Eventually, it was adapted for American audiences as Star Blazers.
The Space Battleship Yamato aesthetic is being embraced in multiple ways in PSO2‘s Cosmo Fleet Heroes. There are multiple types of tickets, each of which corresponds with a different in-game currency. Spending ARKS Cash, Star Gems, or FUN Points nets players an opportunity to earn items from multiple sets. These items include different uniforms inspired by pieces of outwear, basewear reminiscent of the show’s characters’ designs, innerwear, CAST Parts, tattoos, and a Captain Okita Beard. There are also new furniture items offered as part of the set.
The Phantasy Star Online 2 Space Battleship Yamato event ends on February, 23, 2021. PSO2 is available for the PC and Xbox One worldwide and on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan. A recent showcase highlighted some new enhancements that will be coming to the nearly nine-year-old game.