Phantasy Star Nova Promo Trailer and Screenshots

Sega released a brand new promotional trailer for Phantasy Star Nova. Phantasy Star Nova is a project to start a new Phantasy Star Series with a single player offline experience. The story begins where our heroes are forced to make an emergency landing on a strange planet where photons cannot be used. Players can play alone or with some friends in Ad-hoc mode with up to four players. The game plans to release in 2014 for the Playstation Vita!

The gameplay footage showed two distinct features. Firstly, they demonstrated “Piles,” a harpoon-like weapon that can be used against the Gigantes. As odd as the weapon may sound, Piles exist in the real world, though they’re referred as “stakes” in layman terms. You attack the area the Piles hit to deal massive internal damage. Another cool feature is that you can create these special platforms to teleport up into the air. This allows you to attack in high places like never before.

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Players can ascend into the air through these special platforms.

Producer Tsuzuki and Director Yamashita answered some questions with Famitsu at the Tokyo Game Show.

Q. Will we be able to enjoy this game even if we don’t know anything about PSO2?

  • Phantasy Star Nova features an original cast of characters and takes place on an entirely new planet. Even if you haven’t played PSO2, you won’t have any problems progressing through the story.

Q. How does one fight if they can’t use any photons?

  • We can’t discuss the details for now, but that part is somewhat the foundation of the story. We want you to search through the story and see why they can’t use any photons. How will they overcome this situation? It could be said that this is a part of the theme for “Survival.” Even if they can’t use photons,  it by no means limits the battle system nor enjoyment of what we come to expect from the Phantasy Star Series.

Gigantes PSNOVA

Gigantes (Several different designs exist as well)

PSO2 Livestream TGS 2013 Schedule

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TGS Livestream Schedule

Sakai and friends will be streaming live from the Sega Booth at the Tokyo Gameshow! Aside from the latest updates, they’ll discuss the newest field and highlight some information from Phantasy Star Nova!

PSO2 Livestream Topics

  • October and November update details!
  • PSO2 and ( ? ? ?  ) Tag Team collaboration!
  • New Hair Project Brainstorming Session!
  • Vote for the next in-game event!

PSO2, PSO2es, PSNOVA Livestream

PSO2 Livestream TGS

Under the Sea!

PSO2 Seabed 2

PSO2 Seabed

Attendees at this year’s TGS can experience the new “Seabed” field which will officially arrive in November. (The TGS version lets you use all weapon categories regardless of class.) Players who try out the new seabed field will also receive an exclusive PSO2 Episode 2 mouse pad. 

 

PS NOVA Clear foil

TGS attendees can also pick up the PSNova Clear Foil.

 

Rappy Hiker

A cute Rappy Hiker!

Phantasy Star Nova and PSO2 Tokyo Gameshow Lineup

Planet Machia

Phantasy Star Nova’s official site updated with some basic information surrounding the game. Phantasy Star Nova is a project to create a new Phantasy Star game that takes place offline. It includes a single player story mode, and a multiplayer ad-hoc mode with up to 4 players. The story consists of group of comrades who form deeper bonds as they encounter various trials and tribulation. Tri-Ace plans to use real-time cutscenes to capture their events throughout the story. 

 

Phantasy Star Nova Battle

The player and crew make an emergency crash landing on planet where photons hold no power. Though at first the planet was thought to be uncivilized, the crew encounters a gigantic boss heavily adorned in artillery. Without the aid of the main fleet, the crew must now rely on materials procured on the planet to fight against the beast known as Gigantes.

 

Sail and Lutina Phantasy Star Nova

Sail (pictured left) and Lutina (the main heroine of the story)

 

Fieldia

Fieldia (acting as captain of Delta Variant)

 

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Phantasy Star Nova will be streamed live on Nico Nico on September 19th @ 13:00 ~ 13:30 JST. In addition, Phantasy Star Online 2 livestream begins September 19th @ 12 ~ 13:00 JST and September 22nd @ 10:45 ~ 11:30 JST.

Tokyo Gameshow Schedule

PSO2 September 25th Update

  • New Scratch: Autumn Sports Festival
  • New EX Quest: Ruins and Oceanids
  • New Spellstone Items
  • New Story Quest: An Unexpected Encounter
  • New Team Room: Desert Base
  • New Team Feature: Team Bulletin Board

PSO2 November Update

  • New Field: Seabed (Playable at TGS)