PSO2: New Genesis Prologue 4 Recap

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Character Creation Benchmark

JP Version | Global Version


New Locales

West Aelio (Exploration Section)

  • A new beautiful field by the ocean.
  • Aelio Town is located here!


Halphia (Halphilia) Lake (Exploration Section)

  • No enemies appear during normal hours, so it's great for screenshots.


Vanford Laboratory Ruins (Battle Section)

  • A man-made area that was abandoned due to the Dolls attack!
  • A pod-shaped autonomous turret called a Drone will become normalized after a certain amount of attacks, and will assist the player. The key to success in this area is using the drone to your advantage in battle.


Resol Forest (Battle Section)

  • A much more challenging battle section that requires high combat power.
  • This field has an electronic design at night.


New Enemies


  • It's designed to be similar to a manta ray, swimming in the sky.
  • As you wear them down, they pull out their tentacle form.



  • It has multiple arms that shoot out.
  • It uses its arms like a shield to protect its core.




  • It can fire off attacks from its tail.
  • It stomps around like a frog.



  • It's the DRAGON EX reskin!
  • It has the ability to strengthen enemies nearby.


Story Characters

New Character: Ran

  • A rookie operator who reports directly to Crawford.
  • She is the operator who appears during Emergency Quest announcements.


New Character: Crawford

  • The Central Leader of All ARKS on Planet Halpha
  • He has a gentle and warmed personality and always seems to be in a relaxed mood.
  • He feels it's his duty to make all residents on Planet Halpha to live as peaceful as possible.


PSO2 NGS Story

  • Players will start out in Aelio Town. Afterwards they'll visit Central City to meet [Crawford], the leader of all Arks.
  • The tower in Central City has a teleporter to enter the Command Center
  • After accepting his request, you'll head over to the Vanford Laboratory Ruins.


NGS New Characters

  • Liu Lin, Oranje, and Rossa, are other operators alongside Ran.
  • They are Ran's senior operators.


New Features

Simplified Movement

  • Adding the Simplified Movement button onto your palette allows you to perform actions such as normal attacks, technics, and photon arts, based on the distance from the enemy.
  • This feature is meant for players who are not accustomed to the high button technicality of action games.


Gather Party Members

  • You can now have party members teleport to your Ryuker Device location.
  • However, if a party member can not enter your [section], they will not be teleported.
  • Party members will receive a notification giving them the option to teleport to the requester's location.


Voice Chat Functions

  • Voice Chat will be available for both the JP and Global Versions
  • Voice Chat will not be available in the Cloud versions.

Preset Abilities (Preset Skills)

  • Preset Abilities have a low chance to appear on dropped items.
  • Preset Abilities can not be transferred to other equipment.
  • Example Preset Abilities increases the weapon's power, or reduces the damage received for your armor.
  • Each Preset Ability has up to 5 levels.


New Skills


Another Arts Skip Attack: Hunter

  • Using different photon arts consecutively with the same weapon will make the next normal attack skip to the 4th combo.
  • A similar skill also exists for Fighters.

Wired Anchor Advanced

  • Changes Wired Lance's Weapon Action movement based on directional input.


Fighter Skip Arts

  • Allows you to perform the latter half of a PA immediately.

Acceleration Drive

  • Lets you charge towards the enemy at a specific timing when using Twin Dagger photon arts.



Sticky Bomb Quick Reload

  • Reduces the cooldown timer for the weapon action.

Launcher Charge Grouping

  • Holding forward during a charged normal attack, tightens the AOE of the spread.



  • Increases the amount of PP recovered when attacking Non-bosses.

Attack PP Recovery

  • Increases the amount of PP recovered when attacking.



Elemental Bullet

  • When activating a Technic after successfully guarding with a Rod, a photon bullet of the same technic element will also be released.

Force & Techer

Tricky Capacitor

  • A gauge, which increases through attacks, can be consumed to release a special Talis attack.


Deband PP Recovery Boost Main Class Only

  • Increases the natural PP recovery of [Shifta Deband]

Wand Lovers

  • Temporarily prevents you from being knocked back or launched.


New AC Scratches

JUNE AC Scratch: Militant Soldier (Soldier Line)

  • Contains Central City and Aelio Town soldier uniforms.
  • New LAs:
    • Four Pose
    • Cheer Up
  • New Mtns:
    • Idle — Hand on Hip
    • Dash — Hover



JUNE SG Scratch: Passionate Spirit

  • Aina and Garoa outfits
  • Finger Lobby Actions
  • 5 New Stamps!


SG Scratch Changes

  • The price will be 50 SG per draw.
  • You'll get 1 Prize Slip as a scratch bonus for every 40 draws.
  • You get 1 free draw per day.


JUNE AC Scratch: Chastely? Bridal (Wedding Celebration)

  • Wedding dress and modern outfits.
  • LAs: Bow and Observe
  • Mtn: Idle — Turn Neck, and Glide — Dive
  • This is the scratch to get the NGS Beard.



NGS Rocket Start Campaign (At NGS Launch) Global & Japan

Story Clear Campaign

  • Clear NGS story to receive accessories.

Level Up Campaign

  • Reach a certain class level in NGS to receive Stamps

Friend Registration Campaign

  • When you register as friends with other players, you'll receive a present at a later date.

Join a Team Campaign

  • Receive a present at a later date when you join a team that has a certain number of members by the end of the campaign period.

NGS Launch Celebration Login Bonus

  • Receive useful items for your adventure from a login campaign being held for the launch of NGS.


Rappy Packy

Start Dash Rappy Pack

  • A NEW Rappy Suit is here, the 'N-Rappy Suit [Fu]'
  • You can buy this Pack for 4,900 AC from the AC Shop! (Can only purchase 1)
  • Acquire an Idle Motion and Glide Motion that'll flap your arms as if they were rappy wings.
  • Pack Contents:
    • N-Rappy Suit [Fu]
    • MTN [Idle: Rappy]
    • MTN [Glide: Rappy]
    • ST [Rappy: Love]
    • Premium Set – 15 Days (x2)
    • Material Storage – 15 Days (x2)
    • +50% N-RDR Boost (x3)
    • +10% N-EXP Boost (x3)
    • Free Salon Pass
    • N-Half Scape Doll (x5)
    • Monotite (x30)
    • Dualomite (x30)
    • Trinite (x30)
    • Photon Chunk (x50)
    • Photon Quartz (x50)
    • (Refer to the image for the Global Names)


Future Plans

June: Official Launch

  • Aelio Region
  • Six Classes
  • Class Level Cap at 20

July: PSO2 Series 9th Anniversary Event

  • Japan / Global joint Web Link Event

August: New Class "Braver"

  • Bullet Bows and Katanas
  • Defense Quest Added
  • Mag Evolution Device Share System
    • This shares the information from PSO2's Mag Evolution device into the New Genesis Mag.
  • Remove the Appearance of Mags

Fall: New Class "Bouncer"

  • Jet Boots and Dual Blades Added
  • Trigger Quests Added
  • Title System

Winter: 1st Major NGS Update

  • New Region Added
  • Level Cap to 35
  • New Skills and Technics


Summoner Class

  • To be implemented Spring 2022 or Later
  • Summoners will use Takts as their main weapon.
  • Pets obtained in PSO2 cannot be used as Summoner abilities in NGS. However, since many are fond of their pets, they are currently considering a system to allow those pets to be utilized in the new NGS Summoner in some way. Pet growth stats, as well as their candy box status, will not be carried over.


  • Gunslashes will not be available for the 6 initial classes, nor the 3 upcoming classes of Braver, Bouncer, and Summoner.
  • Instead, there will be a new class after Summoner that will utilize the Gunslash as its main weapon.
  • I wonder what this new class will be called? 🤔






PSO2: New Genesis Prologue 3 Recap

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Launch Date

  • Global and Japanese version will release simultaneously.
  • Launch will begin June 2021!


New Genesis Character Creator Benchmark

  • A benchmark will be released in Late May for both Japan and Global.
  • You can customize and save your character data for use in PSO2:NGS at launch!
  • You'll be able to watch the opening cutscene with your character replacing Ash.


Changes made for Closed Beta Test #2

  • Material Storage was implemented
  • New Face patterns "Snipt face" and "Robust Face" were implemented
  • Adjusted Gathering Material location
  • Excluded Augment Capsules from activating the Rare Drop effect
  • Adjusted the amount of drops form Weapons and Armor
  • Increased EXP to align with the increase in HP of dread Enemies
  • Petta Vera HP was adjusted
  • Extended the spawn duration for Gigantix enemies.


Closed Beta No.2 Survey Results

Positive Feedback

  • New face patterns allowed some to create characters as they had envisioned.
  • Gathering Materials were easier to obtain
  • Inventories has more room to breathe thanks to the Material Storage and the drop amount adjustments

Negative Feedback

  • The mouth on Snipt face looks to realistic.
  • The scratch ticket purchase effect looks too bright.
  • You can't skip the dialogue, so there were requests to skip NPC dialogue related to tutorial tasks.
  • Sometimes materials inside the material storage couldn't be used when affixing special abilities.

Changes to be Made by Launch or Shortly After Launch

  • Adjustments to the "Snipt Face" at the mouth part
  • Adjust Scratch Ticket purchase effects.
  • Add the option to skip NPC dialogue in tutorial tasks.
  • Fix players being unable to use materials from Material Storage for Special Ability affixing.
  • Make more fixes for the matchmaking bugs that was not completely fixed during the test.




New Character: Aina

Aina (CV: Sumire Morohoshi / Amber Lee Conners)

  • Aina is a 15 year old ARKS Trainee. She's the main heroine of the game.
  • She's the first to meet the protagonist who arrived on a pod.


New Character: Mannon

Mannon (CV: Yume Miyamoto / Heather Gonzales)

  • Mannon is a newman and the other main heroine of the game.
  • Mannon arrived on a pod like the protagonist, however, unlike most Meteorn, she can remember some parts of her past.


New Character: Dozer / Bruder

Dozer / Bruder (CV: Tokuyoshi Kawashima / Chris Hackney)

  • Dozer is a veteran Arks who will guide the player as their instructor.
  • He's very strict to himself as well as those he teaches.
  • Dozer will be known as Bruder in the Japanese version


New Character: Garoa

Garoa (CV: Kenta Miyake / Chris Smith)

  • Goroa is Aina's father and the leader of Aelio town.
  • He is one of the five strongest veteran Arks on Planet Halpha.


Story Introduction

The protagonist is a Meteorn who arrives from a pod onto a small island in West Aelio. Guided by Arks locals, the protagonist arrives first at Aelio town, and it is from here where their adventure begins!



New Character Creation Features

Ornament Display Setting

  • Casts will have the option of toggling the display of ornaments for Head, Body, Leg, and Arm Parts.


New Default Cast Parts

  • New default Cast parts will be added to Character Creation
  • These parts were not available during the Closed Beta
  • The left Cast has the design of a Technic class.
  • The right Cast has the design of a Melee class.


Finger Only Lobby Actions (Emotes)

  • Finger lobby actions can be used with other lobby actions for more expressive poses.
  • You can use these Finger Lobby Actions on the older PSO2 Lobby Actions that don't have finger movements.



Expression Customization

  • You can individually customize each of the main expressions.
  • You can adjust the eyelids, eyebrows, the mouth shape (including the use of vowel sounds as the guide), and the tongue.


Starter Package

New Genesis Starter Package Japan Only

  • Title: ファンタシースターオンライン2 ニュージェネシス スターターパッケージ
  • Release Date: August 19th 2021
  • Platforms: PS4 / PC / Cloud
  • Price: 4,990 Yen (Approx $46 USD)
  • Contains Item Codes for 9 In-Game Items

New Genesis Starter Package Limited Edition Japan Only

  • Price: 5,990 Yen (Approx $55 USD)
  • Contains the 9 in-game items AND a mini soundtrack.


Item Codes For the Special Package

Purchasing the Special Package will give you 9 in-game items for the Japanese version.

  • Aelio Badge x12
  • Mo: Swim – Crawl (Motion)
  • St: Aina Ride The Wave (Stamp)
  • 15 Day Premium Set (x2)
  • 15 Day Material Storage (x2)
  • N-Rare Drop Rate +50% (x3)
  • N-EXP +10% (x3)
  • Free Salon Pass
  • N-Half Scape Doll (x5)


DLC Founder's Packs

Since the Starter Package is limited to Japan, players outside of Japan OR on the Global version can purchase a "Founder's Pack" to receive the same items as the Starter Package.

If Playing The Global Version

  • There are two Founders Pack separated for Masculine and Feminine body types.
  • The Packs are available from the Xbox One / Microsoft Store, Steam, and Epic Games.
  • Swimsuit Pack 1 — $41.99
  • Swimsuit Pack 2 — $43.99

If Playing the Japanese Version

  • There are two Founders Packs separated for Masculine and Feminine body types.
  • The Packs are available from the PS Store, Nintendo eShop, and the in-game AC Shop.
  • Swimsuit Pack 1 — 4,300 Yen
  • Swimsuit Pack 2 — 4,500 Yen


Pack Contents


Road to New Genesis Campaign (Begins May 12th & Onward)

  • Pre-PSO2:NGS Twitter RT Campaign
    • Receive Star Gems and a Stamp based on the total amount of retweets of qualifying tweets.
  • Character Item Get Campaign
    • Receive Lobby Actions and Accessories for use in PSO2:NGS when you clear Limited Missions.
  • Pre-PSO2:NGS Count Down Login Bonus
    • A countdown login bonus event begins 7 days before New Genesis launch.
    • Earn [SG 30 Ticket] for each day you login.
  • Level Up Support Boost Event
    • A Boost Event will be held with a +400% EXP Bonus for all Level Up Quests.


Road to New Genesis Campaign

  • Pre-PSO2:NGS Welcome Back Campaign
    • Receive a [SG 50 Ticket] and other useful items when you login during the campaign period.
  • Invite New and Returning Players to your Team for a chance to get Items
    • Team Up With New Players
    • All team members will receive a [50 SG Ticket] and [LA 67 "Kick"] when a new PSO2 player belongs to their team by the end of the campaign.
    • Team Up With Returnees
    • All team members will receive a [50 SG Ticket] and [LA 204 "PyonPyon"] when a returning player belongs to their team by the end of the campaign.


Road to New Genesis Campaign (Begins May 12th)

  • PSO2 NGS Coming Soon! Twitter Retweet & Facebook Campaign
    • Players will receive SG and stamps that can be used in NGS, depending on the total number of retweets of tweets with a special hashtag and Facebook post likes during the campaign.
  • Character Item Giveaway
    • Players can complete Limited Time Missions to receive accessories and emotes they can use in PSO2:NGS!
  • PSO2:NGS Coming Soon! Countdown Login Bonus
    • Countdown login bonus begins 7 days before PSO2:NGS launch! Players will get [SG 30 Ticket] from logging into the game every day.
  • Level-Up Support Boost Event
    • +400% EXP boost will be in effect for all Leveling Quests during the event.


Road to New Genesis Campaign

  • PSO2:NGS Coming Soon! Welcome Back Campaign
    • Players can receive 50 SG Ticket and other userful items for gameplay by logging in every day during the campaign!
  • Players can Invite New Players and & Returning Players to their Alliance for a chance to receive items!
    • Alliance with New Players
    • At the end of the campaign, all members of alliances with new PSO2 players will be given a [SG 50 Ticket] and the [Emote 258: Lean on Hands!]
    • Alliance with Returning Players
    • At the end of the campaign, all members of the alliances with players who have returned to PSO2 will be given an [SG 50 Ticket] and the [Emote 545: Kneel].

PSO2 Station! Plus Final Recap


Secret Phrase

  • Type the secret phrase below in chat to receive prizes
  • ありがとうPSO2ステーション+
  • You have until April 7th's Maintenance to complete this task.
  • Items can be picked up from the visiphone
  • Rewards
    • *Arakaze Junanaha
    • 22 SG Ticket (x2)
    • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]


Emergency Quest Boost Poll

  • Arks Ship Fire Swirl
  • +300% Rare Drop & EXP Boost (+Live Boost)
  • March 26th 23:30 JST  (Arks Dance Festival First)


Phantasy Star 20th Anniversary Orchestral Concert: Sympathy 2021

  • April 24th @ 17:30 JST
  • You can watch it in-person or online!
  • In-Person Ticket: 7,500 Yen / Online Ticket: 4,000 Yen


Phantasy Star 20th Anniversary Orchestral Concert: Sympathy 2021

  • Purchase Tickets to receive Item Codes
    • A.I.S Suit Snow (Costume)
    • Bleachers Lobby Action
    • PSO 20th Anniversary Logo Sticker
    • Sodom Battle (Music)
    • Rappy: Sing 1 (NGS Stamp) [After NGS Release]


March 31st ~ April 14th

  • Shining Collection Revival


March 31st Update

  • Category Specialization Revival Scratch
    • PSO2 M / F Collection
  • PSO22 Memorial Mission Campaign
  • Cradle of Darkness gets Ultra Hard


April 7th Update

  • Beckoning Darkness gets Ultra Hard
  • Revival Scratch: PSO2 SG Collection


April 7th ~ April 14th

  • Spring Arrival Support Item Selection
    • Grand PP, Grand S, Grand T, Grand P
    • Special Ability Protection (8s or Lower)


April 14th Update

  • Sakura Lobby
  • Khorshid, Akhtar, and Gene appear in lobby.
  • Receive their partner cards through Client Orders
  • Akhtar and Khorshid will appear in E-Trials
  • PSO2 Memorial Mission Campaign (~5/12)


April 14th Update

  • Added Old-Type Weapons to the Weapons Badge SP Exchange
  • Increased the clear limit per day for Solo Ultimate Quests
    • Masquerade = 50
    • Sodom = 10
  • Placing a terminal for Damage Tally Practice Rock Bear in the Screenshot Studio


Mid April Update

  • Revival Scratch: Scarlet Bullet


April 14th Update

  • PSO2es Revival Scratch (Essence Revival)


April 14th Update

  • Mining Base Demise Ultra Hard


April 14th Update

  • Boosted version of Primordial Darkness at Level 200.
  • Quest Failure at 2 Incapacitations
  • 4-Player Quest
  • Time Limit is 22:22


April 21st Update

  • Oracle Renewed Collection 3 (AC Scratch) (NGS Support)


April 21st Update

  • New Accessories
  • Lobby Actions: Rock Sign, Air Quotes, Two Fingers Pose, and "2" Pose.


April 21st Update

  • Category Specialized Revival Scratch
    • PSO2 M / F Cast Collection G
  • Mission Pass Season 6
    • A.I.S Suit Shadow & A.I.S Vega Vulcan, A.I.S Vega Launcher, A.I.S Vega Blade



April 28th Update

  • The Underground Nightmare gets Ultra Hard
    • Enemy arrangements are different in some portions.


May 1st ~ May 12th

  • GW Arrival! Accessory Selection 2021


May 5th Update

  • Oracle Renewed Collection 4 (NGS Supported)


May 5th Update

  • New Accessories and Lobby Actions
    • Jump Pose
    • Fist Pose
    • Oden
    • Wand / Takt


May 12th Update

  • Category Specialization Revival Scratch
    • Makeup Collection



May 19th Update

  • Oracle Renewed Collection 5 (NGS Supported)


May 19th Update

  • Oracle ReNewed Collection 5 (NGS Supported)
  • Accessories and Lobby Actions
    • Lather
    • Explain
    • "3" Pose
    • Jet Boots / Dual Blades




PSO 20th Anniversary Collaboration Eyeglasses

  • Yamashita Eyeglasses Shop presents the PSO2 themed glasses.
  • Price is 19,000 Yen


PSO2 Episode Oracle ~ARKS Ship Fire Swirl~ CD

  • Release Date: April 28th, 2021
  • Price: 2000 Yen
  • Item Codes:
    • 733 [VO Performance 12] (LA)
    • Rescue Gun (Camo)
    • Goodbye Fire (Camo)
    • Burning Hearts ver. Ash (Music)
    • Burning Hearts ver. English (Music)
    • CD Package Mat 24 (Room Item)


PSO2 Soundtrack Volume 9

  • Release Date: April 28th, 2021
  • Price: 4,400 Yen
  • Item Code: UH Lillpa, UH Naberius, EP6 OP Theme, Boss BGM Vaculty.

PSO2 Soundtrack Volume 10

  • Release Date: June 30th, 2021
  • Price: 4,400 Yen
  • Item Code Music: NGS Main Theme, UH Wopal, Harukotan


Kotobukiya Plastic Models

  • A.I.S Vega Plastic Model
  • Release Date: Later This Year
  • Price: To Be Announced
  • Size: Approx 150mm (1/72 Scale)


Kotobukiya Plastic Models

  • A.I.S Vega Unit
  • Release Date: Later This Year
  • Price: To Be Announced
  • Size: 150mm (1/72 Scale)



Episode 6 Materials Collection

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 EP 6. Materials Collection
  • Release Date: April 28th 2021
  • Price: 3,700 Yen
  • Item Codes
    • Persona Omega Batllewear F & M (Costume)
    • Chained Persona (Accessory) & Coat Weapon D (Camo)
    • Persona Pose LA and Persona  Hair
    • Persona Voice M and Persona Voice F
    • Materials Collection Cover Poster E (Room Item)
    • Crying Your Phantasy & Thank You (Music Discs)
    • Free Salon Pass


Sympathy 2021 Merchandise

  • B2 Tapestry (Phantasy Star Heroines) 3,000 Yen
  • PSO 20th Anniversary T-Shirt  M / L / XL 3,000 Yen
  • Sympathy 2021 Ticket Acrylic Plate Key Holder 1,200 Yen
  • Sympathy 2021 Merchandise Set (Contains All the Above) 7,000 Yen (Limited Availability)


PSO2 Arks Medal

  • This medal contains your character's play stats such as their class and subclass, quest completions, Play Time, Player ID, and Name.
  • Basic Set – 8,000 Yen
    • Commemorative Medal
    • Arks Card
  • Additional Card – 2,500 Yen
    • Arks Card


PSO2 Memorial Campaign

  • Memorial Mission (Starting March 31st ~)
    • Clear Limited-Time Missions to receive 100 SG Ticket, Lobby Actions, and camos.
  • Class Level 100 Campaign (March 31st ~ May 12th)
    • Players who reached or reach level 100 will receive 100 SG Ticket per class reached.
    • Players who reached or reach level 100 on all classes will receive an additional 500 SG.


PSO2 Memorial Campaign

  • Bonus Key Tokyo Rainbow Campaign [2 Periods] (March 31st ~ April 21st) & (April 21st ~ May 12th)
    • Clear Featured Quests to obtain items like Rainbow Tokyo Keys and +150% TRI Boosts
  • Special Boost Campaign (April 7th ~ May 12th)
    • +300% Rare Drop & +300% EXP Boost For All Quests
    • +300% EXP Boost for All Bonus Quests
  • Login Campaign [2 Periods] (April 1st ~ April 21st) & (April 22nd ~ May 11th)
    • Login 3 days during [Period 1] for a 50 Star Gem Ticket
    • Login 5 Days for a Carnation
    • Login 10 Days for Lobby Action [283 [Dance 41]]