Sega Ages Phantasy Star Remaster Launches West November (UPDATE)

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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Update, 11/3: Turns out, Sega Ages: Phantasy Star does not actuall launch on November 15th, as Mr. Shimomura said. Sega’s Senior PR Manager Jacob Nahin confirmed via Twitter there is no current release date, but more details are to come. A November launch in the west is still likely, but stay tuned for further details. Thanks to PR rep Jonathan Stebel for the heads up.

Original Story: Following this week’s Japanese release, the Sega Ages version of Phantasy Star will launch in North America and Europe on November 15th. Short of some official PR, this release date comes from an Game Watch interview with Sega’s Kagasei Shimomura on developing the Sega Ages port.

Originally released in 1987 for the Master System, Phantasy Star was one of Sega’s first role-playing game successes. For its time, Phantasy Star was notable for featuring pseudo-3D dungeons, a female protagonist, and a party of pre-defined characters.

Phantasy Star was one of the first announced titles under the Sega Ages series, re-releases for the Nintendo Switch of classic Sega games, remastered under the direction of port studio M2. It joins the ranks of Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV. Like those two, Phantasy Star should retail on the eShop for $7.99 USD.

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