Phantasy Star Nova, releasing later this year, will feature new aspects never before seen in Phantasy Star Online 2. With a new class and new weapon types, players will get to experience the thrill of battling the Gigantes on the ground and in the air. Famitsu got their hands on a demo which will release in August at the Japanese PlayStation Store. Parts of the information within this article are gathered from Famitsu’s personal experience and magazine articles. All screenshots and renders below are press materials and are not from the demo.
New Class: Busters
Busters are an all-purpose class that can wield a wide variety of weapons, including halos and piles. “Piles” are harpoon-like weapons with a “stake” attached to the end, that are fired into the enemy’s skin. Attacking the location where the stake landed will allow players to deal heavy damage. However, one negative aspect about these weapons are their slow attack speeds. So it might be best to switch to a sword to drive in the stakes directly.
New Weapon Type: Halo
Halos are another new weapon type that have an interesting new feature. Not only can they do long distance attacks, but they can also create scaffolds in the air to let players ascend to new heights.
Vs. The Gigantes
The Gigantes is a biomechanical beast that fires missiles and bullets as it approaches. Considering that its armor is strong, you’ll have to focus on its weakpoints that emit a yellow light. Attacking those locations can break off the armor exposing a wider vulnerable area. Hammering in the stakes around the weakpoint can also deal heavy damage.
We’ve finally made it to Part 2 of the Phantasy Star Festa and 2nd Year Anniversary Event! This time the “Silver Steel Blade” will serve as our new limited quest where several bosses may appear at the same time. The quest’s main attraction is Knight Gear, who’ll be making a cameo appearance from the arcade game, “Shining Force Cross Exlesia!”
Defeat Knight Gear to receive some lovely collaboration items like [＊Knight Gear Edge], [Knight Gear Face], room items, and music discs!
ローズサーバー Rose Server
ローズスチュワード Rose Steward
ロースキャンドル Rose Candle
ローズアサシン Rose Assassin
Knight Gear will also drop these 11 star items on Super Hard!
Interlocking Web Event Continues!
The interlocking web event will target the “Silver Steel Blade” limited quest starting July 30th, 2014. The rules are the same as before; players must clear the new limited quest over and over to contribute points towards unlocking the rewards each week. Points are accumulated through the power of all ARKS members, let’s aim towards clearing the goals!
New Client Orders and Bingo
(Summer) Xie will be handing out new client orders for the upcoming limited quest. You’ll even be able to acquire Evo. Device / Knight Gear as a reward!
The [2nd Anniversary Bingo II] will ask players to complete objectives within the new quest and client order. Completing a bunch of these tasks will net you boost items and more.
Virtual On Lobby
Temjin 747 A and Fei-Yen will be on prominent display throughout the lobby starting July 30th through August 13th!
Sega Arcade Selection Scratch
A scratch filled with costumes, accessories, weapon camos, and a mag device from Shining Force Cross Exlesia and Virtual On Force.
*Please help suggest better names for these costumes and weapon camos.
The window displayed in the middle on the right side lists the main effect that has the greatest chance to appear. This window will update with a different main effect each day at 13:00 JST.
Each recipe requires three kinds of materials:
Crystals corresponding to the recipe’s planet.
Unit Crafting materials corresponding to the location of the unit.
Insufficient materials will appear in red text.
ナベリウス結晶 (Naberius Crystal)
アムドゥスキア結晶 (Amduscia Crystal)
リリーパ結晶 (Lillipa Crystal)
ウォパル結晶 (Wopal Crystal)
These items can be found in quests or purchased from player shops.
These items can be obtained through Item Desysnthesis or purchased from player shops.
▲▲ Click the Saved Data tab to continue. ▲▲
Data Drive Screen
This menu lists the crafted data drive’s effects and stats.
Data Drive Explanations (Unfinished)
効果発揮条件 Effect Appearance Condition
Specific Field / Quest Type
x: Specific Field
xFR: Specific Free-Field
xAR: Specific Field’s Arks Quests
Determined by recipe style. For Example:
(Rear / 森林1) Forest Field
(Rear / 森林探索1) Forest Free-Field
メイン効果 Main Effect
レアドロップ上昇 Rare Drop Boost
HP自動回復1 Auto HP Recovery 1
回復薬効果上昇1 Healing Item Effect UP
サブ効果 Sub Effect
追加効果 Extra Effect
Appears by achieving a [Great Success].
Saved Data Drives
Temporary Ability Installations
時限能力データ作成: Create a Temporary Ability
データドライブを更新: Update Data Drives
データドライブを確認: Check Saved Data Drives
Data Drives are saved into one of three slots corresponding to the unit’s location on the body. Please be aware that crafting a new data drive
will overwrite whatever was saved on that slot.
A screen like the one above will appear asking if you’d like to overwrite the data drive. Press the left button to save (保存).
◆◆ You’ve reached the end of the Data Drive crafting section. ◆◆
Temporary Ability Data Creation
Once you’ve finished saving a data drive, you can start crafting items that attach to the unit. Choose one of the three data drive slots and supply the required materials.
Temporary Ability Data requires three kinds of materials:
Photon Drops or related items
Unit Crafting Materials
[Temporary Ability Data] crafting is more concerned with the time frame the effect lasts. If you are unhappy with the recipes shown in the Data Drive selection screen, please refer to the 3 tabs in the previous section.
Select a Crafting Line and a Data Drive to initiate the crafting process.
Temporary Ability Data Items
After the craft is complete, an item like the one displayed above will appear in your inventory under the consumables tab.
Temporary Ability Data
Time Period: 7日 Days
Refer to the Data Drive section at the top of this post for more details about these effects.
Those who achieved a [Great Success] upon crafting this item will have more days added onto the effect.
Attaching Temporary Ability Data
Check the consumables tab in your inventory to apply the Temporary Ability to the unit. When the item is ready to be consumed, the confirmation screen will target the unit currently equipped to your character. The unit it selects is based on whether the data applies to rear, arm, or leg units. Press the left blue button to apply the ability ※ Please Note: Performing this action binds the unit to its owner.
More information will be added in the upcoming days.