Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
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System(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Switch, , Steam, Epic Games Store
Publisher: Sega
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Release Date RRP Code
Windows PC
JP
FREEfree
CERO: D
Windows PC
JP
(Starter Package)
¥54895489
CERO: D
Windows PC
JP
(Starter Package (Limited Edition))
¥65896589
CERO: D
Windows PC
JP
(Cloud)
FREEfree
CERO: D
Windows PC
US
FREEfree
ESRB: Mature
Windows PC
EU
FREEfree
PEGI: 16+
Windows PC
DE
FREEfree
USK: 16
Windows PC
AU
FREEfree
OFLC: M
Windows PC
TW
FREEfree
GSRR: 15+
Epic Games Store
US
FREEfree
ESRB: Mature
Epic Games Store
EU
FREEfree
PEGI: 16+
Epic Games Store
DE
FREEfree
USK: 16
Epic Games Store
AU
FREEfree
OFLC: M
Epic Games Store
TW
(d)
FREEfree
GSRR: 15+
Steam
US
FREEfree
ESRB: Mature
Steam
EU
FREEfree
PEGI: 16+
Steam
DE
FREEfree
USK: 16
Steam
AU
FREEfree
OFLC: M
Steam
TW
(d)
FREEfree
GSRR: 15+
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
FREEfree
CERO: D
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
(Starter Package)
¥54895489
CERO: D
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
(Starter Package (Limited Edition))
¥65896589
CERO: D
Nintendo Switch
JP
(Cloud)
FREEfree
CERO: D
Nintendo Switch
JP
(Starter Package)
¥49394939
CERO: D
Nintendo Switch
JP
(Starter Package (Limited Edition))
¥60396039
CERO: D
Xbox One
US
FREEfree
ESRB: Mature
Xbox One
EU
FREEfree
PEGI: 16+
Xbox One
DE
FREEfree
USK: 16
Xbox One
AU
FREEfree
OFLC: M
Xbox One
TW
FREEfree
GSRR: 15+
Xbox Series X
US
FREEfree
ESRB: Mature
Xbox Series X
EU
FREEfree
PEGI: 16+
Xbox Series X
DE
FREEfree
USK: 16
Xbox Series X
AU
FREEfree
OFLC: M
Xbox Series X
TW
FREEfree
GSRR: 15+

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (ファンタシースターオンライン2 ニュージェネシス) is a major update to Phantasy Star Online 2 which overhauls several systems and introduces a brand new gameplay experience.

Story

Set 1,000 years after the events of Phantasy Star Online 2, the next generation of ARKS settled on Planet Halpha. Conflict would soon arise when a new threat from outer space, the DOLLS, begin appearing with no explanation. Around the same time that the DOLLS began appearing, mysterious individuals appeared from Meteorn that fell from the sky. Despite possessing no memories of their past, these individuals possess skills which make them effective in combatting the DOLLS and ultimately join ARKS to combat this threat.

Relation to Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is essentially an update which overhauls the original Phantasy Star Online 2 into an entirely new experience, overwriting the existing client from "Phantasy Star Online 2" to "Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.

Character Selection screen wherein players can choose to start out in a PSO2 or PSO2:NGS Block

With that said, Phantasy Star Online 2's original content can still be played. Expanding on the original's Block System, the original Phantasy Star Online 2 and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis exists in their own blocks known as "PSO2" and "PSO2:NGS" blocks. Players can freely swap between either through a Ryuker Device in a PSO2:NGS block or through a Block Portal in a PSO2 block. In addition, players can also choose to start in either Block from the Character Selection screen.

Aside from being able to play Phantasy Star Online 2's content, certain data is usable between the two blocks:

  • Character Appearance (including emotes and accessories).
  • ARKS Cash (AC) and Star Gems (SG).
  • Weapons, Units and Mags, though these have different behaviour when used in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.

With that said however the following data will remain exclusive to their respective blocks:

  • Items of the following category; Consumable items, Skill Rings, Boost Items, Materials and Furnishing.
  • Character Growth including Level, EXP, Class Skills, Photon Arts and Techniques.
Demonstration of the graphical update given to PSO2

Lastly, as New Genesis features a new graphical engine, the rendering and lighting quality of the original Phantasy Star Online 2 will also be updated when in a PSO2 Block.

History

In 2018 several job listings for an unnamed Phantasy Star project were spotted though no announcements were made regarding what the project could be. [1] Eventually during their 2020 roadmap, SEGA announced that the end of EPISODE 6 would not be followed up with EPISODE 7, instead announcing that a 'major update' would be releasing, with the nature of the update being kept vague.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, would first be unveiled at the Xbox Games Showcase 2020 event with a teaser trailer and website. Details concerning the announcement were vague which lead to a second trailer going up a day later revealing more details including Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis's relation to Phantasy Star Online 2 and what elements would be interconnected. To commemorate the announcement an in-game campaign to celebrate the announcement was released across the Japanese and Global versions of Phantasy Star Online 2.

Over the coming months, more details concerning the game would be revealed through livestreams and posts on Phantasy Star Online 2's website. Such details revealed included the fact that PSO2NGS would be a free update on Phantasy Star Online 2 and the enhanced character creator.

The expansion's planned to be released worldwide in both Japan and the West sometime in 2021 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Phantasy Star Online.

Versions

Main article: Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis/Comparisons.

As a major content update on Phantasy Star Online 2, everything applicable to that game are applicable to Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and this includes the way each regional version was handled and what platforms they were on.

Localised Names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
Japanese ファンタシースターオンライン2 ニュージェネシス
Chinese (Traditional; Taiwan) 夢幻之星 Online 2: New Genesis

Artwork

Logos

Main Visuals

Concept Art

Default Characters

Enemies

Physical scans

PC version

PC, JP
Starter Package
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Cover
PC, JP
Starter Package (Limited Edition)
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Cover

PlayStation 4 version

PS4, JP
Starter Package
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Cover
PS4, JP
Starter Package (Limited Edition)
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Cover

Switch (Cloud) version

Switch, JP
Starter Package
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Cover
Switch, JP
Starter Package (Limited Edition)
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Cover

External Links

References


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Phantasy Star series
"Classic" series
Phantasy Star (1987) | Phantasy Star II (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990) | Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (1993)
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures (Amia | Anne | Huey | Kinds | Nei | Rudger | Shilka | Yushis/Eusis) (1991) | Phantasy Star Adventure (1992) | Phantasy Star Gaiden (1992) | Phantasy Star Generation: 1 (2003) | Phantasy Star Generation: 2 (2005)
Compilations
Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998) | Phantasy Star Collection (2003) | Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008)
Albums
Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection I (1993) | Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection II (1993) | Phantasy Star 1st Series Complete Album (2008) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Sound Collection (2012) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Concert Sympathy 2013 Live Memorial Album (2013)
Audiobooks
Memorial Drama CD & Fanbook "Phantasy Star: Fuujirareshi Kioku" (1995)
Books
Phantasy Star II Hint Book (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Toki no Keishousha Koushiki Guide Book (1990) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom Hint Book (1991) | Phantasy Star: Sennenki no Owari ni Game Guide Book (1994) | Phantasy Star Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1995) | Phantasy Star IV Official Players Guide (1995) | 25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles (2013)
"Modern" series
Phantasy Star Online (Ver. 2 | Ep. I & II | Ep. III | Blue Burst) (2000-2005) | Phantasy Star Universe (Ambition of the Illuminus) (2006-2007) | Phantasy Star Online 2 (es | Cloud) (2012-2020) | Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (2021)
Handheld games
Phantasy Star 0 (Mini) (2008-2009) | Phantasy Star Portable (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Infinity) (2009-2011) | Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets (2011) | Phantasy Star Nova (2014) | Idola: Phantasy Star Saga (2018)
Compilations
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II & III Trilogy (200x) | Phantasy Star Defender's Pack! (2011)
Albums
Phantasy Star Online Original Sound Track (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Songs of Ragol Odyssey: Soundtrack Episode 1 & 2 (2002) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III Special Edition (2003) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III C.A.R.D. Revolution Original Sound Track (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Premium Arrange (2004) | Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV Sound Track (2005) | Phantasy Star Universe Game Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Tsutaya Original Sound Track (2006) | Save This World: Phantasy Star Universe Original Score (2006) | For Brighter Day Phantasy Star Universe Original Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Original Soundtrack (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Original Sound Track (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Special Single CD (2009) | Phantasy Star Soundtrack: Theme Song Collection (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Original Soundtrack: Wings of Universe (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Special CD (2011) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Original Soundtrack (2012) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Sound Collection (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Mini Sound Track (2013) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Concert Sympathy 2013 Live Memorial Album (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 1 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 2 (2013) | Phantasy Star Music Collection 2000-2007 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Character Song CD: Song Festival (2014) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 3 (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Original Soundtrack (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Character Song CD: Song Festival II (2015) | Phantasy Star Online Series 15th Anniversary Concert: Sympathy 2015 Live Memorial Album (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation Original Soundtrack (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 4 (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 5 (2017) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 6 (2017) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 7 (2019) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 8 (2019) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 7 & 8 Special Pack: Recitea (2019) | Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle Theme Song Vol.1 Destiny / Timeless Fortune (2019)
Audiobooks
Phantasy Star Online 2: Project Dream Arcs! (2013)
Books
Phantasy Star Online Navigation Guide (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Official Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Tettei Kouryaku Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Fan Book (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Official Perfect Guide (2002) | Phantasy Star Online Ultimate (2002) | Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution Complete Guide (2003) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (2004) | Phantasy Star Universe Signature Series Guide (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Perfect Bible (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Visual Book (200x) | Phantasy Star Universe Settei Shiryoushuu (2007) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Perfect Guide (2007) | Phantasy Star Portable Fan Book: Guardians Maniacs (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable Perfect Bible (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Photon Master Guide (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Complete Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star 0 Official Strategy Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Star Frontier Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Perfect Bible (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity: Infinity Battle Guide (2011) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Start Guide Book (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Master Guide Book (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Expert Guide (2013) | 25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles (2013) | Phantasy Star Nova Guide Book (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Side Stories (2015) | Phantasy Star Nova Perfect Bible (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Fashion Catalogue 2012-2015 (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 1 & 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2015) 15th Anniversary Phantasy Star Online Visual Chronicles (2015) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Fashion Catalogue 2015-2016: Oracle & Tokyo Collection (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 3 Settei Shiryoushuu (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 es 3rd Anniversary Visual & Chip Collection (2017)
Other
Phantasy Star Online 2 -On Stage- (2014) | Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (2016) | Puso Ni Comi (2019) | Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle (2019-2020)