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Sega Ages Phantasy Star Arrives In Japan In September 2018


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Launch details have been provided regarding Sega Ages Phantasy Star, the Nintendo Switch version of the first Phantasy Star game. It will make its eShop debut in September 2018. People will be able to pick it up for ¥925 ($8). (Thanks, 4Gamer!)


Some of the Sega Ages version of Phantasy Star’s special features have been revealed. To start, accessibility options have been included. You can alter the difficulty to make it a little easier. Also, for people who are considering importing, a hirigana text option that originally appeared in the Phantasy Star Collection’s Sega Saturn version in 1998 is included. There is a FM Sound Unit music player with 19 tracks.


Some quality of life adjustments have been made to Phantasy Star as well. If you head into a dungeon, there is an auto-mapping option. On the right side of the screen, you will see a constantly updated map that helps you through the first-person dungeons. Encountered monsters are added to a codex, letting you go back to learn about opponents. Also, the pause menu brings up an item list that lets you go over the abilities, equipment, and items you will find in the game.


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Sega Ages Phantasy Star will launch on the Nintendo Switch in Japan in September 2018. It originally appeared on the Sega Master system worldwide. You can also find it in the Phantasy Star Collection, which was released on the Sega Saturn and PlayStation 2 in Japan and on the Game Boy Advance worldwide.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.