Phantasy Star Universe Japan Shuts Down September 27th, 2012

On September 27th, 2012 @ 24:00 JST , Phantasy Star Universe Ambition of Illuminus will shut down. Please take note of the following schedule.

August 28th, 2012 @ 17:00 JST

  • Discontinue sales of the Guardians License
  • Discontinue sales of the Game Key and Illuminus Game Key

After August 30th, 2012 maintenance through September 27th, 2012.

  • Premium Course is Free.

September 27th @ 24:00 JST

  • End PSU ID Registrations
  • Discontinue sales of Guardians Cash
  • Service Shuts Down.

Regarding unused Guardians Cash

  • Unused Guardians Cash can be converted into Arks Cash or refunded as Webmoney Credit.
  • We will discuss this procedure later after the service shuts down.

You can continue to play Phantasy Star Universe offline on the PlayStation 2 version of the game.

Border Break Air Burst and Sega Heroine Collection

Sakai updated with a brief blurb about PSU Japan's newest update, Border Break Air Burst. The last time we saw Border Break was when PSP2i characters and weapons showed up in their game. This time the collaboration has extended to PSU with much higher quality models.

SW – Teardowner (Sword)


LZ-Vespine (Rifle)


Plasma Cannon Neo (Laser)


Cougar Type


Sega Heroine Collection

Hobbystock is selling their Sega Heroine Collection Trading Strap, featuring popular female characters in Sega's history.

  • Honey from Fighting Vipers
  • Shinguji Sakura from Sakura Wars
  • Rin Shaomei from Shining Blade
  • Nagisa from Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity
  • Selvaria Bles from Valkyria Chronicles
  • Ulala from Space Channel 5
  • Fei-Yin the Knight from Virtua-On
  • Amy from Sonic the Hedgehog
  • RaCaseal Elenor from Phantasy Star Online

Each piece costs 450 yen, but the whole box set is 4,500 Yen. The release date appears to be around  May.

 Infinity's 1 year anniversary!

Today 2/24/ marks Infinity's one year anniversary, but also PSP2 Japan Internet Multimode service has now ended.


For PSO2's voice actors we have to make a correction. The meaning behind this phrase "入れ替わる" is actually "changed places" instead of  "replaced", or in the sense, they replaced each other's positions.

Basically a voice actor who may have done a minor role in the past Phantasy Star games could do a prominent role in PSO2. Or, a voice actor who played on the antagonist side could play the protagonist and vice versa. It doesn't rule out new voice actors from appearing, but if you're expecting Rie Tanaka to return, she could possibly have one line this time or something.

Phantasy Star Online 2 @ Dengeki Game Festival

PSO2 will be playable at this year's Dengeki Game Festival which starts March 18, 2012. It looks like they'll use an Alienware Desktop machine. I wonder why..

Shining Blade and Shining Hearts Anime Collaboration with PSU Japan

Today Sakai talks about the Shining Blade and Shining Hearts Collaboration with Phantasy Star Universe. Shining Blade is a new Playstation Portable game coming out later this year. In addition, they are creating a Shining Hearts anime that's expected to release sometime in 2012 by Production I.G.


Mistral's "Siren Songstress Dress"


Xiao-mei's "Black Tail Kempo Uniform"


Maxima's "Noir" and her Caduceon weapon.


Lastly, the outfit below isn't a part of the Shining Series. It's from Project Cute, and is the 4th outfit released from the series.



We're expecting the announcement of the actual date of when the PSO2 Alpha test 2 winners will be revealed. With 50,000 people to be added, will any of us foreigners make it in?