Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Official Site Opens

Official Site

The official site is now open with a new logo and 6 videos. The 6 videos aren't particularly showing anything new except for the Dumans. Most of the footage was taken from PSPo2, including scenes from its story mode and party list. So far these videos are for users to catch up to speed with PSP2's mechanics and universe.


The Infinity Blog

The PSPo2 blog has now upgraded to Infinity and will be covering information regarding the game. So far Rapiko made a somewhat cryptic blog post about the new information.

Rapiko says Friend Search is the THIRD network function among Multiplayer Mode and Online Multiplayer Mode. It requires your PSP to come in contact with another PSP. During this mode, data will be transmitted. Rapiko also says Infinity presents itself with the concept of breaking limits. Where one can play this game endlessly. (I'm sure this is referring to Reincarnation.)



New Lobby where online players meet up!


A Duman using the Infinity Blast


Duman close up!



Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Screenshots

Sega released several screenshots for Famitsu, though personally I'm waiting until 4gamer gets a hold of them. This is a rehash of information posted in the scan post, though Famitsu's website does leave a lot of the intricate details out… (Mainly those details came from Sakai's interview in the sidebar) At least I can make a few corrections.



Nagisa the Duman!

"Episode 2" is centered around a lonely girl named Nagisa, who is 18 years old. She's comes from a new race called the Dewmans. She is seen wandering around Gurhal for some reason. She's polite but one side of her doesn't know much common sense.



The Dumans

The game features a brand new race.  The Duman's gene structure has been changed from humans. A mighty powerful darkness is hidden within the eyes. They are very aggressive and can overpower the other races. As for the birth of this race, it is thought that they may have been some type of connection with the SEED  who were sealed 3 years ago.


PSO 10th Anniversary

It has been 10 years since Phantasy Star Online. Contents in this game will commemorate PSO. One such thing will be the Visual Lobby feature as well as monsters who appeared in PSO.

Chat up and meet with Players! (literally…)

In PSP2 players could only join a party by selecting one from a list. In this game the players can chat and recruit other players in a visual lobby.

The story of Episode 2 will feature a huge relationship with PSO. (details withheld)


Infinity Rank

Bruce's Dungeon on Infinity?

The mission difficulty of "Infinity" ∞ is added to the game.



The reincarnation feature allows one to reincarnate their character of the same race. Parameters can be set to strengthen a character from level 1. Though the level cap is still 200, this feature enables one to train a stronger character. Please note the above screenshot does not reflect the final version.


Friend Search

You can exchange your "character" and "mission code". When you obtain a character, you can go on a mission together. When you obtain a mission code, you can participate in a special mission.



Take a screenshot of the game by holding down the select button.


Phantasy Star Portable 2 will be available this Winter!


Additional Comments:

Boy some things were left out, well aside from that, the game is expected to come out in 2011 Winter, which means January – February. This is according to an advertisement Shougai PSO found where it states you can transfer your PSP2 Item and Level data over to Infinity.

In the Friend Data screenshot you can see it lists "Cream" stats, including her weapon palette. It calls this a "Friend Partner" and since you can go on missions together, this seems like friends will become partner characters. But we'll see.

[via famitsu]


Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Scan

Well this "expansion" came as a shock as how PSP2 isn't out yet in America. For me this announcement means I won't be getting any sleep at all thanks to 2ch. So without further ado, we present the first scan [via videogamerx]

[Scan 0] [Scan 1] [Scan 2] [Scan 3] [Scan 4] [Scan 5]

The way we do things here with scans, (especially the very blurry ones) is that we update information periodically taken from Japanese Official sites, Japanese Bloggers, and 2channel.

Updates 8/27:
+Added Rapiko's description of Friend Search
+Changing 絡みます from argue to entangled as it fits more with famitsu website description of Nagisa

  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity
    • New Scenario "Episode 2"
    • Degree of Difficulty "Infinity" added.
    • All existing races Default characters have been redesigned.
    • There will be a "HUGE CONNECTION" with this game and PSO.
    • Game is currently 50% finished.
  • The Dumans
    • Dumans are now the 5th race.
    • Dumans are mutated humans. Their mutation is thought to be related to the SEED attacks 3 years ago. The power of darkness is hidden within their eyes, and are overwhelmingly more  aggressive than the other races. They are noted for their pale skin and eye patch.
    • The female design suggests a flamenco dancer, while the male is that of a bullfighter.
    • Dumans have an ability called Infinity Blast which shoots a huge laser beam.
    • Dumans are proficient with Hunter and force weapons.
    • They seem to be very weak. (Glass Cannons I bet)
  • Infinity Blast
    • Usable by Dumans.
    • A new blast that can only be used for a limited time.
    • If you want to use it longer, you need to attack enemies continuously.
    • (Basically keep on attacking to extend the blast)
    • The blast alters the aura of the weapon's attack (not sure what this means yet.)
    • You can also charge the attack.
    • There are 4 kinds of different effects which are based on your battle type.
  • Story Mode
    • 1.5 times the length of Episode 1.
    • Story takes place after the end of final mission of Episode 1.
    • An epilogue will be shown explaining what happens 1 year after Episode 1.
    • Episode 2 story will be told during the events of 1 year. Sakai calls this a "blank 1year story"
    • New Character. "Nagisa", story is centered around her.
    • Nagisa is voiced by "Nana Mizuki"
    • Nagisa is 18 years old.
    • She belongs to a new race known as the デューマン "Dewman".
    • She has a eye patch on her right eye. She carries a HUGE SWORD.
    • She is wandering around Gurhal for some reason.
    • Nagisa joins up with Little Wing becomes entangled with the main staff.
    • At the beginning it will be hard to know whether Nagisa is a friend or an enemy.
    • But she will go through her own character development.
  • Visual Lobby
    • Shougai PSO's speculations came true!
    • A new visual lobby!
    • The number of people who can join a lobby is the same as PSO's
    • (This would be 100 people in a block, 12 people in a lobby…)
    • (Adding that this number may change in the final version)
    • You can chat with others and recruit people to your party.
  • Enemies
    • From PSO Ruins: Chaos Bringer
    • From PSO Mines: Garanz
    • From PSOe2: Olga Flow. (Yah he'll probably be called Orga Flow)
    • There is expected to be many more monsters than portable 2.
  • Camera
    • Take Screenshots
    • You can take screenshot by holding the Select button.
  • Reincarnation/Limit Break 
    • The type counter has a new feature called Reincarnation "転生"
    • The feature for reincarnation is enabled at Level 50 
    • When you are reincarnating, you apply "bonus points" to your character.
    • These points could be stats like (HP/PP/ATK/etc)
    • The bonus points you can apply to your reincarnated character is based in proportion to your current level.
    • When you reincarnate you return to level 1 with the bonus stats.
    • You can reincarnate your character a number of times but we are unsure by how much.
    • Reaching level 200 will be much easier to get to.
    • (In Scan #5, there is a counter where you spend points to keep some HP/PP/ATK/etc..)
    • (So essentially you would store these parameters and reincarnate as a level 1)
    • (It seems as if you are limited in which and the amount of parameters you decide to transfer over.)
    • (When you reach to Level 200, you would have over the max stats)
    • (Shougai says Reincarnation concept is somewhat similar to Extend Codes)
    • The maximum level is still Level 200.
  • Communication
    • New feature Text input will be similar to that of a Mobile Phone. (This means nothing to us non Japanese people…)
  • Friend Search
    • When you pass by another player, you can exchange your character and mission code.
    • Friend Search is a third network function among Internet Multiplayer and Online Multiplayer
    • (Data is transferred between two or more PSPs in close proximity with each other.)
    • (This means your friend's character's data is in your game.)
    • (Essentially you and your friend can join missions together. )
    • (Your friend will become an NPC you can add to parties.)
    • Mission codes allow you and your friend to do missions where the rare drop rate has significantly increased.
  • Import PSP2 Save
    • You can transfer your previous character's level and items.
  • Satoshi Sakai Producer
    • Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity is not just a mere upgraded version.
    • The game's title refers to how it will "break limits"
    • The game itself will have 50% more story than psp2 itself.
    • The game will make an appearance at this years Tokyo Game Show.
  • Release Information
    • Platform: Sony PSP
    • Release Date:  2/24/11
    • Price: Not Announced.
  • General Observations
    • There appears to be a new lobby, it looks like another section of Clad 6.
    • The Little Wing logo can be seen on the wall.
    • Some have noticed Olga Flow's sword in the upper left hand corner.

[via 2ch, shougai] [thanks yuki for translation help]