Phantasy Star Series Illustration Festival + Complete Collection

Illust festival

We will be having an "Illustration Festival" to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Phantasy Star which first went on sale December 20th, 1987. SEGA will be accepting Phantasy Star related artwork from any game in the series.  Anyone can participate, no SEGA ID required! Results of this event will be published in mid February.

Entry Period

  • December 19th, 2012  ~ January 16th 2013

Submission Criteria

  • Original (exclusive, never before seen) artwork must be created by the submitter.
  • You can submit several pieces of artwork.
  • Up to 1MB JPG file.
  • Picture Size: 1280 x 720 (Required)
  • Please refrain from submitting artwork that was already posted on any other site.

The submissions page requires your email address, pen-name, artwork title, and a comment (less than 600 characters).

Phantasy Star Complete Collection (JP)

Relive the entire Phantasy Star Series' classics, all the way from the Phantasy Star 1 through Gaiden. You can purchase this collection on your PlayStation 3 through the Japanese PlayStation Store for 800 Yen.

Games in the Phantasy Star Complete Collection include:

  • Phantasy Star I
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Successors of Time
  • Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millenium
  • Phantasy Star II Text Adventure (All 8 Adventures)
  • Phantasy Star Gaiden


Phantasy Star Portable 2 Costumes in Phantasy Star Online 2!

The next update on October 24th adds a slew of Halloween themed items and quests! For a limited time, you can participate in the Trick or Treat Emergency Quest where you can see the Naura Cake Sisters in their Halloween uniforms selling their various treats! They'll also show up in normal quests as well. For a limited time, Latan Rappies will have a chance to drop the Pumpkin Rod!


The next AC scratch is titled "Halloween Night Party" where you can acquire new Halloween and Dark inspired costumes and parts like the Hollow Wanderer costume pictured above!


These will be distributed through FUN Scratch.


As for the last update, consumption items, medical center services, and grinding prices have gone down. Even though some have requested to put the prices back to normal, please understand that these changes are a limited response towards how frequently these services are used. In the future, he plans to address this month's changes while examining the effects it has made and its impact on inflation. This will take a while so he asks that you give them some time.

You can expect to see future alterations to the game in the Support Measures list later on. For example, they are currently looking into plans to expand the content available in the Premium Set. Once they've made some proposals they'll inform you about it in the Support Measures list. Also, they are looking into reports sent in recently that the lag may have been caused by individuals mass acquiring items through cheating.


Phantasy Star Portable 2 Costumes

At TGS it was announced that eight default costumes from Phantasy Star Portable 2 would appear in the game. Let's take a look at them now.

Frontier Wing


Iroha Fubuki


Daiga Bigges


Ontario Frame




Tsukino Yuzuriha


Rifra Biscana


Rosen Schwart

The way you can obtain these items is in someway related to the Vita version but he can't tell us the specific details for now. Until next time.



PSO2 JP: Beyond the Ruins

ファルス・ヒューナル Falz Hunar

Well after that uh.. "subclass system" we now move onwards to THE NEXT STAGE of Phantasy Star Online 2. 

Last night, Sakai and Kimura had a talk show where they answered questions from Japanese media outlets. We were introduced to a new trailer featuring the new field with the Halloween lobby and costumes and even Gettemhart's outfit. But what's this?


ファルス・ヒューナル Falz Hunar

Is this a reference to Humar? If you checked the PSO2 roadmap, you may have noted that this other area is the last thing we should be getting before the end of the year. We'll probably learn more about it in the future. It appears the Naura Cake Sisters will wear Halloween outfits and sell Pumpkin Pie.


The Ruins Area

Famitsu and 4Gamer did yet another recap of information from both presentations. The article mentions a few tidbits about this ruins area in the mountains of Naberius. This area is described as the "Darker's Den" and has both insect and marine type Darkers.

They also introduced a new Darker called サイクロネーダ Cycloneda (Cyclonerda). Though it moves slowly, it uses a morning star for long range attacks.

ゼッシュレイダ Zeshreida

At the end they fought against the boss Zeshreida, who has high stats all around, described to be one of the "strongest class Darkers."

When Sakai was asked about how much space PS Vita version takes up, he said it was roughly half the size of the PC version. They are also currently investigating how 3G will pan out, we'll probably have more details about it later down the road.

Just to recap, the subclass system lets you play two class combinations.  You will have access to the subclass' photon arts, technics, and skills and it will apply 20% of its stats to your main class. However, you are restricted to using weapon types of your main class. The only way around this is to find weapons that can be used by all classes like the  "Mic Stand" rod Michaela gives out until September 26th. When asked about recommended class combinations, Kimura answered with "Fighter/Gunner" and Sakai recommended "Hunter/Fighter."

We also learned the name for the Smartphone version of the game is actually "Phantasy Star Online 2 Essential" but was shortened to "es" for the title.


It also appears the PlayStation Vita version will also have costumes from Phantasy Star Portable 2.