Phantasy Star Online 2 Will be Delayed For The West

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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Phantasy Star Online 2

So we have been sharing a lot of good news lately. Unfortunately, with the good, we also get the bad. Today, Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will sadly miss its early 2013 PC release in Western regions. As stated in Polygon’s article from a Sega representative at this year’s PAX East:

Originally slated for an early 2013 launch, Sega can officially confirm that [Phantasy Star Online 2] has been delayed…

Following this up with:

We don’t have any specifics but will update everyone as soon as there are more details to share.

I can already here the cries of disappointment from many fans of the series. Trust me, I’m also weeping on the inside. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long or even until next year. While the game was released in Japan on the PC almost a year ago. The PlayStation Vita version also came out just last month in Japan; that version hasn’t been announced for localization, unlike the PC version that was announced in July of last year.

We will have updates along the way, for now we will have to continue being patient for that mythical announcement.

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  • RagunaXL

    I view this as a major victory as an avid PSO2 player and all around phantasy star fan. sega acknowledged their prior mentioning an US release! crack the sparkling grape juice bottles!

  • Any chance of mentioning on how the fan base has already translated the game and could probably implement it in an actual release if given the chance?

  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    Thank God I read this…I was actually considering *shudders* buying a Vita for this game, now I’ll just grab the PC version instead.

  • Pixiey

    I am so glad they are going to bring this out to the US!! I just wish it was sooner! I want to help beta test when they are ready. I loved the MMO when it was out before, but at the time could not afford the subscription raising my son. Now I can and cannot wait!!