Sega introduced yesterday that Phantasy Star On-line 2: New Genesis will formally launch in June 2021. The information got here in the course of the recreation’s “Prologue 3” livestream, which supplied improvement updates on the New Genesis enlargement’s story, characters, and extra. For many who are unfamiliar, New Genesis is principally an entire redesign of Phantasy Star On-line 2 with new visuals and gameplay. Gamers of the unique recreation will be capable to switch characters to the enlargement.
“We’re excited to verify that PSO2 NEW GENESIS might be launching this June!” the sport’s official Twitter account wrote. The information got here as a pleasing shock to many Phantasy Star On-line 2 followers who thought New Genesis would come a lot later.
Phantasy Star On-line 2 launched in 2012 as a Japan unique. A lot to the dismay of western followers, the sport remained an unique till lastly arriving in North America final yr. Fortunately, in contrast to the bottom recreation, Phantasy Star On-line 2: New Genesis will launch in Japan and globally on the identical time.
The builders clarify within the livestream that due to the bottom recreation’s late western launch, world gamers fell behind Japanese gamers in updates. Nonetheless, by the point New Genesis arrives, the western inhabitants of gamers might be all caught up. Sega has but to announce an official Phantasy Star On-line 2: New Genesis launch date, so followers ought to keep tuned for an announcement.
We’re excited to verify that PSO2 NEW GENESIS might be launching this June!~ 🎉💫✨
This and a lot extra was confirmed as a part of our ‘Prologue 3’ livestream early this morning~
Missed it? The stream is on the market to view now on our YouTube channel!
— Phantasy Star On-line 2 – World (@play_pso2) April 22, 2021
Play Phantasy Star On-line 2: New Genesis earlier than launch
New Genesis remains to be a little bit over a month away. Nonetheless, some fortunate gamers can have the possibility to entry the enlargement earlier than its launch. Sega introduced this week that it’s going to run a closed beta take a look at of the sport from Could 14 to Could 16. gamers can join the beta by way of Xbox Insider Hub, however transfer shortly. The beta is barely obtainable on a primary come, first serve foundation, and spots will replenish shortly. Those that take part within the take a look at have the possibility to supply suggestions in order that the builders can excellent Phantasy Star On-line 2: New Genesis earlier than the June launch.