Giant Sonic Statue and More to Appear in Phantasy Star Online 2 for Sonic’s Birthday

Any PSO2 players out there? This one’s for you! If you sign in to help save the universe this week, you’ll find that there’ll be a giant blue hedgehog looking at you in the lobby, and this isn’t the old one that was found in a Japanese forest.

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Phantasy Star Online 2 finally coming to North America for Xbox and PC

Today’s Microsoft press conference had a surprise for long-time SEGA fans: Sonic Team’s Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming west, exclusively to PC and Xbox One. The game is scheduled for release in the US and Canada Spring 2020. The game has not yet been confirmed for release PAL regions. Check out the reveal trailer below:

Phantasy Star Online 2 will be free-to-play, with no level caps or microtransaction-only weapons, although microtransactions will still be available for players who “need additional help,” according to SEGA’s press release.

This announcement came after a seven-year long wait. PSO2 was first released in Japan in July of 2012, with a western release confirmed for 2013 shortly afterward.

Stay tuned for future Phantasy Star Online 2 details, including whether or not it will ever come to the rest of the world.

Sonic Invades Phantasy Star Online 2 in June

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. Continue reading Sonic Invades Phantasy Star Online 2 in June

Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming West

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We can be kind of iffy when it comes to covering Sonic Team news. In my time at Sonic Stadium, I’ve covered everything from Phantasy Star to NiGHTS to Samba de Amigo. With all sorts of news regarding non-Sonic Sonic Team games lately, I hope you won’t mind if I begin making some posts to tell you about them.

Phantasy Star Online 2, the direct sequel to the legendary Sonic Team online RPG, is officially coming to western markets in 2013. So far, only the PC version of the game has been confirmed for a western release, though the game is expected to also eventually become available on Playstation Vita, iOS device and Android devices.

Phanasy Star Online 2 is a free to play action RPG in the vein of it’s predecessor. Check out the website for more. The full press release is below the fold.

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