The Phantasy Star RPG franchise will be celebrating its 35th anniversary later this year, and to mark the occasion SEGA will launch a "Phantasy Star Remix" special event for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. As part of the festivities, a brand new remix made by Sonic series sound director Jun Senoue will be released on 11th October.
You can listen to a teaser below, from the game's social media account:
The "Phantasy Star Remix" event will see a number of other popular musicians remix songs from the game, along with new illustrations and gifts for players including free Music Discs and Creative Space posters designed by members of the PSO2:NGS community.
Image from PSO2:NGS X Account
The Phantasy Star series has long been associated with the Sonic Team development studio - from Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka helping to program the first game on SEGA Master System to Dreamcast-era Sonic Team re-imagining the franchise with the groundbreaking 'Phantasy Star Online'. So, it makes sense that Senoue would be on board for some of the content celebrating this landmark anniversary.
If you've never played PSO2 and are just a little bit curious about the SEGA MMO, you can download the game in English on Xbox consoles and PC, as well as PlayStation 4. It's free-to-play, with a bunch of microtransactions that offer customisations and other features (such as Sonic series costumes and animations for your character).
The Phantasy Star Remix event will take place between 11th October - 21st November 2023.