The Highly Anticipated Free-To-Play Game Launches Simultaneously in Japan and Globally
Tokyo, June 9, 2021 – SEGA today announced the latest entry in the “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2” (PSO2) series, “PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS (PSO2:NGS)”, is out now on PC and Xbox One. Watch the official launch trailer here.
Download and play Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis for free today here.
“Today is truly a monumental day for the entire team and community,” said Fred White from PSO2 Team Global. “Kicking off the most exciting time of year for gamers, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis – the newest title in the long-beloved Phantasy Star series – has just launched globally, simultaneously, on both Xbox One and PC! The entire team has put a ton of hard work getting us to this day, and we are all smiles as we unveil this massive game to our players!”
PSO2:NGS is the new online action RPG with the sci-fi anime style by SEGA. Players will explore an all-new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for teams of up to 32. The ability to bring friends to the fight or meet up and make new teammates in large groups (and bring down gigantic monsters together) was a huge draw in closed beta tests earlier this year, and now ALL players will have the chance to experience the mayhem. Redesigned from the top down, the new and improved graphics engine in PSO2:NGS features a next gen graphical update. And it wouldn’t be PSO2:NGS without the ability to create any character imaginable using the powerful creation engine; every player will be as unique as they want to be.
To celebrate the launch of PSO2:NGS, the Rocket Start Campaign blasts off today! Receive bonus items and rewards for a limited time. Find more details here.
Experience the vast open world of PSO2:NGS, set a thousand years after the events of PSO2 and the battle of Oracle. Heroes of ARKS, prepare to defend a new world against a mysterious threat.
- Free to play!
- Huge wide-open battlefield environments! Explore an exciting new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for you and your team. Traverse wide-open environments, speed and soar across the giant landscape and skies with new special abilities. Transitioning into a new area is as simple as walking into it — no loading screens.
- Enhanced character models! Create your identity with any character you can imagine in PSO2:NGS using the powerful creation engine. Adjust every imaginable characteristic to create your one-of-a-kind avatar.
- Redesigned graphics engine! Witness lush environments, amazingly detailed player characters, and monstrous foes in razor-sharp resolution. Watch spectacular new lighting and particle effects as weapons clash with armor. See the world as you’ve never seen it before.
- New multi-weapon system and abilities! Combine 2 types of weapons for smoother weapon switching. Battle at lightning speed using a variety of weapons and techniques.
- Connects with PSO2! Move easily in-game between PSO2:NGS and PSO2.
- Cross-platform! PC and Xbox One players can play together side by side.
Players can visit https://ngs.pso2.com/ for more details.
About Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS is a new online action RPG game by SEGA. Set 1,000 years after the events of Phantasy Star Online 2, PSO2:NGS takes place on Halpha, a planet on which ARKS (soldiers of the Oracle colony fleet in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series) are locked in a battle for dominance against the mysterious DOLLS.
PSO2:NGS features new and improved action combat and character customization, allowing for more flexibility and expression than ever before. Choosing from four unique races and six classes, players can join forces with other operatives to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights in brand new locales, with an emphasis on flowing, flashy mobility to conquer and explore sprawling open environments. Players will be able to do all of this with friends on both PC (Steam / Windows 10 / Epic Games Store) and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.
The Global version of PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS includes fully localized text and character voices in English and will remain content current with the Japanese servers. Details can be found at https://ngs.pso2.com/. For additional up-to-the-minute updates, players can follow @play_PSO2 on Twitter, @PSO2Official on Facebook and @play_pso2 on Instagram.
About SEGA CORPORATION
SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company offers a variety of game contents for console, PC, wireless devices including planning, development, sales and operation, and amusement machine including planning, development and sales. Moreover, it provides game content developed by studios in countries around the world through global publishing bases.
SEGA CORPORATION’s website is located at https://www.sega.co.jp/