If you’ve been enjoying Phantasy Star Online 2 despite the lack of a formal Western release, then you’re going to be in for a treat this June as SEGA has announced that there will be a special Sonic-themed celebration ready for you.
‘Sonic Lobby’, as its affectionately known, will be a special hub that players can log into that feature a whole range of blue blur-themed goodies. Music from Sonic Adventure will play in the background as you loiter, and a special ‘Collect Rings’ event will be playable as part of Sonic’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.
It’s not the first appearance of the Sonic Lobby in PSO2, and certainly not the first Sonic-themed celebration in a Phantasy Star Online game – this has echoes of Sonic’s 10th Anniversary celebrations on the Dreamcast back in 2001.
But, it’s nice that SEGA sees fit to see in Sonic’s 25th in what is now a traditional manner. The Sonic Lobby will be available in late June on PC, PS4 and Vita editions of PSO2 in Japan.
Sonic won’t be the only thing celebrated in collaboration form on PSO2. There will also be Sakura Taisen collabs in June, which will include themed costumes, weapons and Kobus… And strangely enough there will also be a Final Fantasy XIV collaboration coming in July. More details to come on that though.
Check out SEGA’s PSO2 Nico Nico Stream (aired Sunday) for the full details.