Phantasy Star, Sega‘s popular sci-fi RPG series, is returning to the PSP in the form of a sequel: Phantasy Star Portable 2. This new addition to the series promises a new story, improved gameplay, and greater focus on the multiplayer that Phantasy Star is famous for.
“Phantasy Star Portable 2 offers two complete RPG experiences,” said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America, Inc. “The compelling single-player action adventure and the newly added expansive online multiplayer mode will surely satisfy RPG fans and fans of the Phantasy Star series.”
Sega’s space-opera styled series is very well known for its multiplayer experience, and Phantasy Star Portable 2 is no exception to this. The first Phantasy Star Portable title was fun, but offered little challenge and became repetitive quickly. This new title has tighter gameplay, with greater emphasis on defense and evasion, customizable classes, and lengthier story/chapter mode.
Phantasy Star Portable 2 allows for up to four-player multiplayer through online Ad-Hoc and infrastructure modes. The game offers an enhanced combat system, new weaponry and character customization options, and over thirty missions to take part in.
Phantasy Star Portable 2 is scheduled for release in fall 2010.