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  Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Available Today on Steam
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08/05/2020
 


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Tokyo, August 5, 2020 – SEGA announced Phantasy Star Online 2 comes to Steam on PC today, August 5. Visit the Steam page now. In addition, the first big content update for Phantasy Star Online 2, Episode 4, is also now available on Xbox One and PC (Win10/Steam).

Episode 4, announced earlier this summer, launches today as a free update for Xbox One and PC, including Steam. Watch as the interstellar battle between good and evil enters a familiar new dimension in the official trailer.

Alongside the Steam launch, Phantasy Star Online 2 will become available in 33 new regions on both Xbox One and PC, bringing service to a total of 35 regions worldwide!

Current PSO2 players will be able to link their accounts to Steam and enjoy cross-platform play by taking the following steps at the first login, outlined here.

The Phantasy Star Online 2 story continues in Episode 4 as players wake from a long sleep to find that there has been an internal invasion of fake ARKS members,  mysterious enemies called "Phantasms" appear, and a new planet has been discovered in another dimension – Earth. ARKS will be able to unlock a new level cap and travel to new locations like Tokyo and Las Vegas in the pursuit of solving the mystery of the black shadow and purge the planet of the most powerful enemies encountered yet, including the mysterious organization called Mother Corps.

Phantasy Star Online 2 players are invited to join together online to explore numerous worlds with friends and experience PSO2's unparalleled action combat and character customization. Choosing from four unique races and nine classes, players can join forces with up to eleven other operatives at a time to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights.

The North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2 includes fully localized text and character voices in English. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the NA version also features the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service. Players can take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, competing in the new ARKS League or attending all-new live stage events. And they will be able to do all of this with friends on PC and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.

More fun and surprises are in store for ARKS in 2020 -- details can be found at pso2.com/. For additional up-to-the-minute details and updates, players can follow @play_PSO2 on Twitter, @PSO2Official on Facebook and @play_pso2 on Instagram.

 

About Phantasy Star Online 2

Embark on a never-ending assortment of missions with fellow operatives and experience unparalleled character customization and action RPG combat, completely free to play. Explore numerous worlds with a party of up to four friends or exclusive multiparty areas where up to twelve players can play simultaneously! Download one of Japan's greatest action RPG's now for FREE on Xbox One and PC.

About SEGA CORPORATION

SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company offers a variety of game contents for console, PC, wireless devices including planning, development, sales and operation, and amusement machine including planning, development and sales. Moreover, it provides game content developed by studios in countries around the world through global publishing bases.

SEGA CORPORATION's website is located at https://www.sega.co.jp/

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