Sega have announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released in both Europe and North America next year.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is the first true sequel to Phantasy Star Online on the Dreamcast. The game released last week in Japan on July 4 for Windows PCs. A variety of other platforms will see the game at a later date, including iOS devices, Android devices, and the Playstation Vita.
In the weeks leading up to the release, open-beta was held. I know that many sneaky foreigners (myself included) wriggled their way into the game. Well, there probably wasn’t any sneakiness present. I doubt Sega had any issue with foreign players joining the beta, though you had best be prepared to read a lot of Japanese!
Are any of you excited for some online hack ‘n slash, dungeon crawling goodness? I know I am!
"The Reincarnation of Haruhi Suzumiya" has been announced for the "Gree" social gaming platform on Android and iOS. It is a "card battle game" - which seems like an odd choice - in which you progress through different story lines and collect character cards, and then…battle them.
It’s a bit difficult to see what’s going on in the screenshots, but I would venture a guess that this game might be possible to play without being fluent in Japanese, because the card stats are pretty straightforward. To my great sadness, I do not have a smartphone so it will be a while before I can try out this game. If you want to check it out you can use your phone to go to the url: http://pf.gree.jp/56653