Phantasy Star Online 2 officially launches on Xbox One, PC release set for May
Xbox One owners in North America can now download the full version of Sega’s MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 from the Microsoft Store.
The North American release includes fully localized text and voices, as well as the most up to date balancing and quality of life improvements from the Japanese version of the game. Players can create a character from four classes and nine races and then explore the world, take on missions, visit the casino, and more.
To celebrate the game’s launch, Sega has a number of activities and bonuses planned for players, including a log-in event, Urgent Quests, concerts, and more. A full list of available bonuses, courtesy of the publisher, can be found below:
- Every day between April 15th-23rd, ARKS Operatives will receive a special log-in bonus when they report for duty! The Half Scape Doll is able to sacrifice itself to revive players automatically if they become incapacitated on the battlefield – a real boost when fighting the Falspawn.
- ARKS who join an Alliance with at least four members before April 28th will receive a SG20 Ticket (x1). And members of Alliances that have earned at least 5,000 Alliance Points before April 28th will receive the collectable emote #269: Impromptu Tea Party!
- Two new Urgent Quests: “The Cunning Black Winged Vanguard” & “The False Champion: Luther the Fallen” begin this week.
- PSO2 Diva, Quna, returns for live concerts on Saturdays and Sundays!
- The Cherry Blossom season is coming to Phantasy Star Online 2 with a new look to the renowned Franca’s Café! Certain ARKS Ship lobbies will also change their appearances periodically.
- PSO2 is one of the first games to be included in Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks program! All PSO2 players with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will receive extra special goodies after their first log in, including an Xbox jacket and Xbox Controller accessory for their character to show off in-game. Additional Perks will be made available every month, such as bonus Half Scape Dolls and more.
- The ever-expanding catalog of outfits and accessories to collect and mix-and-match continues to grow with the introduction of the Heroic Wanderer AC Scratch Ticket.
Sega also revealed that the game will be making its debut on PC in North America in late May. The PC version will feature cross-platform play with Xbox One from launch.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available now as a free download on Xbox One and will be coming to PC next month.
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