Remember that retro SEGA-themed picross game announced last year? Well, we just got an update on it from its developer, Jupiter: it’s still alive! That may seem like an odd update to give, but Jupiter has been oddly silent about the project for sometime now, leading many to wonder if the project was dead.
Jupiter’s update didn’t contain any additional info, such as a release date or screenshots, but at least we know the project itself is still kicking! To reiterate what we already know: it will have puzzles from 59 Mega Drive/Genesis & Mark III/Master System games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, and Phantasy Star.
The tie-ins won’t stop! Japanese mobile RPG game Idola: Phantasy Star Saga is running a special promotion where you can grab a “Special Soul Symbol” based on the recently released racing spin-off title Team Sonic Racing.
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More Phantasy Star news, guys! Phantasy Star Portable 2, the sequel to the smash hit original Phantasy Star Portable for PSP, has arrived in Japan, and it’s numbers are almost as good as the original’s.
At 202,000, the game comes in slightly under the original’s 217,000. Of course, the original didn’t have to contend with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Gundam vs. Gundam (also for PSP), which may have contributed to the small fall in sales. SMBW sold 400k while GvG sold 150k.
Critically, PSP2 has faired a bit better then the original title, scoring a 34/40 from Famitsu, compared to PSP’s 33/40. Only time will tell if PSP2 will be able to out sell it’s predeccessor’s first week sales, which reached 340k. We’ll be sure to update you once the numbers became available.
PSP2 hasn’t been confirmed for a US release as of yet, though the game’s US release was mentioned in the Sony leaked document back in August.
You might (or might not) remember a short-lived, Japan-only collection of games on the Sega Saturn called SEGA AGES. Today, it has been announced that a selection of old-school SEGA titles will hit Sony’s PlayStation 2 in a comeback for the retro-revival series. Classic Phantasy Star games are said to form a part of the lineup.
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Phantasy Star Online not quite giving you that sci-fi RPG fix you need? Well then, you’re probably looking forward to the classic Phantasy Star Collection on Game Boy Advance then! THQ has shared the first images of the compilation, and revealed some more details on how these games will be presented.
Continue reading Phantasy Star GBA Collection Will Feature New Improvements