A new trailer appeared for the upcoming Slayer class for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. It which will appear in-game on April 12, 2023. The Slayer wields the new gunblade weapon type and boasts a speedy fighting style with continuous attacks. Those looking for a headstart on the new class can take part in the ongoing preparation campaign, which ends on April 5, 2023.
The Slayer class makes use of a blend of melee slashes and close-ranged shots, with some skills gaining either a bonus to crit rate or a bonus on landing a critical hit. Their photon arts can also be modified with directional inputs. You can get a look at the class in the trailer below, or in the official news stream (timestamped 7:20).
The “Get ready for Slayer” preparation campaign consists of limited time tasks available until April 5, 2023. Tickets earned during this period can be redeemed for weapons and weapon camos (skins) in the exchange shop that will be available between April 5, 2023 and June 7, 2023.
Sega added a steady stream of content updates to Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis since its launch in 2021. A recent collaboration allowed players to earn cosmetics based on Nijisanji Vtubers. Previous collaborations include Hololive Vtubers and characters from the Overlord anime.
The Slayer class for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will launch on April 12, 2023. The game itself is immediately available on PS4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X, and Windows PC. A Switch version is available in Japan only.