In just a few more days, Phantasy Star Online 2 will be reborn into PSO2: New Genesis!
Players will begin anew as a "Meteorn" who descends within a drop pod onto Planet Halpha. There, they are discovered by Aina, an ARKS Trainee, and Mannon, another "Meteorn," but with memories of the past. After meeting up with Aina's father, Garoa, the three welcomes the player to a small village by the sea known as Aelio Town.
Aina (CV: Sumire Morohoshi)
Aina has a positive and cheerful personality. She is the first to reach out to the player after they descended from the drop pod.
Mannon (CV: Yume Miyamoto)
Mannon is a "Meteorn" with memories of the past. She's cool, yet cautious, and passionate about new and unusual things.
Garoa (CV: Kenta Miyake)
Garoa is Aina's father, and the protector of Aelio Town. He is one of the five strongest veteran ARKS on Planet Halpha.
Crawford (CV: Kappei Yamaguchi)
Crawford is the "Central Leader," who commands the ARKS on Planet Halpha. He has a calm personality and treats everyone equally. He considers it his duty to bring peace and tranquility to the inhabitants of Planet Halpha.
Bruder (CV: Tokuyoshi Kawashima)
Bruder is a skilled instructor for the ARKS. As Crawford's right hand man, he is responsible for protecting the Aelio Region while training the next generation of ARKS.
Ran (CV: Yumiri Hanamori)
Ran is a rookie ARKS operator who reports directly to Crawford. Despite being a new recruit, they work very diligently and is loved by everyone due to their honest personality.
Liu Lin (CV: Eri Inagawa)
Liu Lin is an ARKS operator who reports directly to Crawford. She has a cool and calm personality.
Oranje (CV: Risa Shimizu)
Oranje is an ARKS operator who reports directly to Crawford. She has a calm personality and does things at her own pace.
Rossa (CV: Michiko Kaiden)
Rosa is an ARKS operator who reports directly to Crawford. She has a caring personality, and is the leader of the 4.
The Aelio Region is an area rich in water and lush greenery. It is comprised of several ecosystems, including mountains, plains, marshes, and caves. The region is divided into several exploration and battle sections.
Gathering sections are peaceful areas where local wildlife and fauna co-exist. Since not many enemies spawn here, you can safely gather materials by yourself or with a small group. However, do note that powerful bosses and high-level enemies can spawn in rare occasions.
Combat Sections are areas where lots of enemies spawn. Enemy locations are indicated by an E-Marker, directing everyone within the area to the spawn point. As you continue fighting enemies, sudden events known as "trials" may occur, tasking nearby players to complete a specific goal. In addition, a [PSE Burst] can also occur, increasing the rate of rare enemies appearing. Use this to your advantage to gain lots of EXP and items!
Vanford Laboratory Ruins
Sprinkled across the region are Ryuker Devices. These allow you to teleport to various locales across the world map.
Cocoons and Towers
Cocoons are a type of training facility known as "Trania." Each Cocoon has an objective which will award a Skill Point once cleared!
Towers are like Cocoons, but are larger and more difficult. Clearing these will reward you with even more Skill Points.
Within the Vanford Laboratory Ruins, you'll encounter objects called Dromes. Generally they will attack, but once they are defeated, they become a powerful support for the player.
Stella Gift Collection
Stella Gift is a Trial where a container full of items will fall from the sky. Smoke will engulf the drop site, making visibility poor while enemies spawn. Defeat all the enemies to acquire the Stella Gift.
Dolls Control Aircraft Interception
In addition to the already troublesome Dolls, a barrage of attacks will rain down from the sky. If you look closely at the attacks, you might find some clues as to how to get to the Aircraft.
Assembly Point Mop-Up
Enemies will take positions on top of turret-like structures and attack from above. In addition, "Tendars" can spawn, making the situation even more frustrating as they have the ability to heal enemies.
June 23rd Update
Gigantix are enemies that spawn in Exploration Sections, but only during certain weather conditions. Gigantix are noted for their purple auras and prefixed names. These enemies will begin appearing after the June 23rd Update.
Hunter's signature weapon is the Sword. It's a well-rounded weapon able to handle various situations. The power and performance of each Photon Art changes when the attack is charged.
The rapid-striking Partizan is back in the Hunter weaponry. Take on foes with swift wide-range attacks. Learn class skills to unlock further actions and additional attacks.
Wired Lances are whip-like weapons where you must keep a certain distance from the enemy to maximize the damage output. They have wide-range attacks and are great at fighting multiple enemies. Learn the class skill "Wired Anchor Advance" to change the weapon action's movement based on the directional input.
The assault rifle can be used by both Ranger and Gunner. You can maximize its damage output by keeping a certain distance from the enemy. Learn the Class Skill [Weak Bullet] to create a weakpoint on an enemy that both you and your allies can damage.
The Launcher is the Ranger's other weapon. Although it is a bit slow, you can blast at enemies with wide-range explosions. The weapon action "Sticky Bomb" can be used as a method to recover PP.
Cast powerful techniques using the Force's iconic weapon, the Rod. Even though you can't use Photon Arts, a variety of skills are available for Techniques to make the most out of this weapon type.
These CARD-like weapons can be used by Force and Techer. Utilize the Talis photon arts to change the locations that Techniques are shot from.
Fighters can utilize Knuckles, which excel in swift attacks. Sway between the enemy's attacks to launch a powerful counterattack.
Twin Daggers are Fighter weapons that specialize in aerial combat. Slash through your enemies, with high mobility, by learning the Class Skill [Axel Drive].
Double Saber is a Fighter weapon that can hit enemies multiple times. Photon Arts will trigger a whirlwind, and this can be consumed through a class skill to launch a powerful attack.
Twin Machine Gun
Gunner's main weapon are the Twin Machine Guns. These bad boys excel at close aerial combat and have excellent mobility in the air. You can increase the performance of attacks by learning the "Chain Boost" skill.
Wand is a versatile Techer weapon able to use both Photon Arts and Techniques. An additional attack can occur through "Tech Explosions," and the element of this explosion can be changed after learning a skill.
Preset Abilities, otherwise known as Preset Skills, are extra abilities that are attached to a weapon or unit when they drop. Preset Abilities have various effects, such as increasing damage, or increasing the critical rate, among other things. Unfortunately, Preset Abilities cannot be transferred to other equipment.
Weapons of ★3 rarity include the white and rugged [Terseus] series and the black and sharp [Troward] series. These weapons actually appeared in the Closed Beta, but only for specific weapon types. The [Terseus] series will appear for Hunter, Ranger, and Gunner weapons, while the [Troward] series will for Force, Fighter, and Techter weapon types.
Communicate in new ways with the addition of animated illustrations called stamps! Look out for more stamps to collect, via an SG Scratch or other means.
Log in once a day for fantastic rewards, courtesy of Crawford and Aina! An extra login bonus will be available for a limited time to commemorate the launch of New Genesis.
New Scratch System
Once an SG Scratch is implemented, players will be able draw one free ticket a day.
Militant Soldier (AC Scratch)
Embark on a new adventure in the military wear of Central City and Aelio Town soldiers.