PSO2: Episode 2 Teaser + Vita Livestream

Episode 2, launching July 17th, 2013, will introduce a brand new story, new race, and new class. Expect tons of new features like ARKS Road which aims to guide players from beginners to experts.  Create and raise your very own “Support Partner” and take them along with you in quests. Other features include a team list, a mini room, more space for room items, and more!

 

4th Race: Dewman

Dewman Female

Dewmans have horns and separate eye colors.

 

Dewman Male

When Episode 2 launches, all players will get a “2nd” character for free.

 

 New Class: Braver

PSO2 Bullet Bows

カタナ (Katanas)

 

Bullet Bows

 バレットボウ (Bullet Bows)

 

New Characters

Azanami

アザナミ Azanami (VA: Mai Nakahara)

 

Io

イオ Io (VA: Ayana Taketatsu)

 

Planet: Vopar

PSO2 Planet Vopar

A film of water covers the sky on this mysterious planet.

 

Planet Vopar 2

On the planet’s surface are strange facilities still in operation to this day.

 

New Field: Coast

Planet Vopar 3

The day seamlessly transitions from day to night.

 

Neptunians

The Neptunes, strange creatures who inhabit Planet Vopar

 

Bird Darkers

The new bird-type Darker

 

Olgevran

Olgevran: A strong Neptunian who can throw rocks.

 

Val Rodos

 Val Rodos: A boss who swims freely inside a whirlpool.

 PlayStation Vita Livestream

Livestream Recap

  • Soul Sacrifice x PSO2 Collaboration; costumes from PSO2 are going to appear in Soul Sacrifice

 

Thanks Festa (Nagoya) Field Report: Warning Rumors!

We scoured the internet for news from this weekend’s Fan Festa and here’s what we found. Since there’s no way for us to verify any of the contents listed below, read at your own risk.

  • ARKS Road is a tutorial-like system where you collect stamps and receive items.
  • Seems Azanami is one of those weapon/class client order type characters.
  • Luther is the last Photoner.
  • When EP2 starts they want to increase EP1’s matter board drop rates.
  • Dewmans have high S-ATK, average DEX, low HP and DEF.
  • Katanas: Can Guard and Guard-Counter
  • Katanas: Just Guards at Max Gear counters with increased damage and critical rates for a limited time. (An aura surrounds the weapon.)
  • Bullet Bows: Weak Stance increases damage to weak areas, reduces damage everywhere else.
  • When Episode 2 starts, they’re going to add new skills and distribute skill tree reset items.
  • New PAs and Techs. (Na Grants / Na Zonde  / Na Megid / Na Barta / Zanverse)
  • They’re thinking about implementing a Mag Camo system, though nothing is certain at this time. 
  • Gunner’s flip evasion will see some adjustments.
  • There was a question if we’re getting a “Subdue Dudu” quest, and they responded that they’re adding another grinding shop attendant. This person was described as a “clumsy girl.” (This may have something to do with the +15 grind shown in the video?)
  • A new team feature in August? It might be something you perform as a team.
  • They want to add a special turret that can kill Gel Bulfs.

Known Bugs

  • Some players have reported that some Bingo Card spaces refuse to clear even though they’ve completed the objective. Though they’re currently investigating this issue, Sega recommends to reselect the [reverse] bingo card from the bingo menu as a workaround
  • Sega is currently investigating an issue where the “Photon Blast” sound effect can be heard in the lobby. (This seems to occur when a player changes their outfit during the glow stick lobby actions)
  • Sega has confirmed a bug where the Fan Festa T-shirts appear black. They plan to correct this problem in the future.

 

 

Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 Launches July 17th, 2013

Today Sakai revealed footage of the next episodic “expansion” to Phantasy Star Online 2! Episode 2 launches July 17th, 2013 and will add a new race, new weapon category, and a new planet.

 

New Race & Class: Dewmans And Bravers

Female Dewman PSO2

Female Dewman with two horns.

Male Dewman PSO2

Male Dewmans with one horn.

Dewmans play on the offensive side with high attack power but low defense. The two physical features that separate Dewmans from other races are their separate eye colors and horns. Whereas females have two horns, males only have one.  Since your existing PSO2 characters cannot be converted into Dewmans, each player will receive 1 free character creation キャラクター作成権 pass accompanying the launch of PSO2 Episode 2.

 

Katana PSo2 s

New Weapon Category: Katana

 

BUllet Bows PSO2

New Weapon Category: Bullet Bows

The Braver class adds two new weapon categories, “Katanas” and “Bullet Bows.” Katanas are close-range weapons that can perform counters by just guarding your opponent.  Bullet Bows on the other hand are ranged weapons that can perform charged attacks.

 

 

 

New Planet: Vopar

Vopal

After the battle with Dark Falz came the discovery of a new planet deluged in water. Scattered across the shores are strange facilities that are still in operation to this day. This field will introduce two new types of enemies, bird-like Darkers, and the “Oceanids” aquatic creatures native to this planet.

 

Coast Field PSO2

Planet Vopar: Coast Area

On the surface, Planet Vopar is a resort-like area where the Oceanids roam free. One distinctive characteristic about this field is how the day to night transition affects the Oceanids’ behavior.  This field is home to two bosses, the Olgebran, a land shark type enemy, and the Val Rodus, who bears striking resemblance to PSO’s De Rol Le.

 

olgebran

オルグブラン Olgebran

 

Val Lodus

バル・ロドス Val Rodus/Bal Rodus

Val Rodus boss arena is a deck set inside a giant whirlpool with turrets and a capturing device that can reel him in. Use this opportunity to destroy the numerous parts on his body and expose his weakpoint directly!

 

PSO2 Premium Package

Premium Package Vol 2

Order the Premium Package at Play-Asia!

Phantasy Star Online 2 Premium Package Vol 2 will go on sale on the same date and will include various promotional items codes for costumes and weapons, and a bonus mini soundtrack CD.

 

Ethan Waber Costume

Ethan Waber Costume

 

Karren Erra Costume

Karen Erra Costume

 

Ken ei Licht PSO2

剣影/リヒト Ken’ei / Licht

 

Hirokteri LIcht PSO2

ヒロクテリ/リヒト Hirokteri / Licht

 

The mini soundtrack CD contains the following tracks:

  • 01 – The whole new world – PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 OPENING THEME for VITA
  • 02 Gate Area
  • 03 Forest: Battle
  • 04 Desert: Battle
  • 05 Floating Continent: Battle
  • 06 Big Vardha
  • 07 Falz Hunar
  • 08 Chrome Dragon
  • 09 Dragon Altar : Battle
  • 10 Beach: Battle

Goetic Demon: Vepar

So far the development team has referenced two Goetic demons, “Naberius” and “Amdusias.” I think it’s best to conclude that Planet ウォパル is a reference to ウェパル a goetic demon who can command the winds and sea to create terrible storms. Since her name is spelled as “Vepar,” the closest name we can form to match the Katakana is Vopar.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Premium Package Vol 2

A brand new Premium Package has been announced for July 17th, 2013 which will include new promotional item codes and a mini soundtrack CD.

Premium Package Vol 2

Order the Premium Package at Play-Asia

Phantasy Star Online 2 Premium Package Vol 2

  • Price:  6,279円 (Approx $60 at Play-Asia)
  • Release Date: July 17th, 2013
  • Platform: Windows PC

Contents

  • 2 Disc DVD
  • Ethan Waber Costume
  • Karen Erra Costume
  • Pete Mag Evo. Device
  • 30 Day Premium Set
  • 1000 FUN ticket
  • Ken-ei/Licht (Katana)
  • Hirokteri /Licht (Bullet Bow)
  • +100% Triboost, +20% Add-Ability Success, +20% Grind Success.
  • Color Change Pass
  • PSO2 Mini Soundtrack CD

Hirokteri LIcht PSO2

ヒロクテリ/リヒトHirokteri /Licht

 

Ken ei Licht PSO2

剣影/リヒト Ken-ei/Licht

 

Ethan Waber Costume

Ethan Waber Costume

 

Karren Erra Costume

Karren Erra Costume

 

Mini Soundtrack CD

  • 01 - The whole new world – PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 OPENING THEME for VITA
  • 02 Gate Area
  • 03 Forest : Battle
  • 04 Desert : Battle
  • 05 F. Continent: Battle
  • 06 Big Vardha
  • 07 Falz Hunar
  • 08 Chrome Dragon
  • 09 Sanctum : Battle
  • 10 Coast : Battle