IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga Out Now!

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Virtual YouTuber, “Popona,” has announced the release date for IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga! The game is expected to launch on iOS and Android devices on November 27th, 2018!

To celebrate the game’s release, Popona will be giving out some IDOLA swag to those who follow and retweet specific messages on Twitter. Since these are physical items, we recommend not participating in the campaign unless you live in Japan.

 

Five lucky winners will each win one of the prizes listed below:

  • IDOLA Umbrella (1 Winner)
  • IDOLA Skateboard (1 Winner)
  • IDOLA Refrigerator (1 Winner)
  • IDOLA Rice Cooker (1 Winner)
  • IDOLA Cushion (1 Winner)

In addition to this announcement marks the official closing date of the Idola Pre-Registration Campaign. If you are a Phantasy Star Online 2 player and wish to receive the pre-registration rewards of 100 Star Gems, 50 King’s Crests, and 100 Conqueror’s Crests, you have until November 26th @ 12:00 JST to complete the registration form.

Players who have pre-registered for IDOLA (regardless of having a PSO2 account or not) will still receive 3,600 Star Diamonds. 1 Drive Med (L), 4 EXP Books, 30,000 Meseta, ★5 Character [Quna], and the ★5 Weapon Symbol [Elysion]!

 

V-Tuber Popona!

ポッポ~♪ Popona is the official spokesperson of IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga. You can learn more about her and the game at the Idola Channel.

 

Previous IDOLA Coverage

We have covered several different aspects of the game already on this site.

 

27 thoughts on “IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga Out Now!

    1. Okay, I’m starting to get tired of these replies. You’re basically coming in here to say “NOBODY CARES SHUT UP” about people taking time to write this up.

      Also, you haven’t played it. So even if it IS as you say, you can’t actually say that. Which also doesn’t justify this shit.

    2. O rly? I for one always play my mobage for the story & gameplay and never spend any money on gacha. I don’t see why ‘generic’ is a bad thing, I mean even pso2 is a generic action game. Most people can’t even give proper reason when shitting on mobage and just point at gacha. Sure there’s a lot of shitty mobage but there’s also decent ones.

    3. If you like mobage for story and “gameplay” while thinking that PSO2 is generic anything then congratulations for being the lowest common denominator that can’t appreciate anything beyond waifus and one finger touchscreen “gameplay”.
      Which is perfectly fine, all people have right to exist, and mobage is being made for you to begin with, so you’re welcome to enjoy it to the fullest.

    4. Wait, are you saying that ALL mobage are “leech off waifu culture” type things? Like, is that all you think of them? With no other merits?

      Holy hell, it’s worse than I thought. Like, yeah some are, but there are those that actually put effort and creativity into story and systems and such.

    5. A simple CG in a cutscene already tells me it has more thought put into it than Fire Emblem Heroes.

      You’re just salty as fuck because “OH NOOOOO PHANTASY STAR IS ON MOBILE SO IT MUST SUCK AND I WILL NEVER ACCEPT THIS SO IT MUST BE GARBAGE I NEED TO TELL EVERYONE THAT IT SUCKS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO BE THIS DUMB IDIOT SAYING SHIT ABOUT SOMETHING I BOTH DON’T CARE ABOUT AND WILL NEVER PLAY, SO EVEN IF IT TURNS OUT GOOD I WILL SAY ITS BAD BECAUSE I AM DUMB WHO THINKS SOMETHING IS BAD DESPITE NEVER TOUCHING IT.”

      Yes yes tell me more about this thing you’ve never touched and how you can tell the future or some shit.

    6. @Roxadoo
      What’s with that overreaction? Too much of a fanboi to write like a normal person or just can’t accept opinions of others?

    7. I daresay exasperation with blatantly prejudiced and premature doomsaying might of be relevant. Relatable; I have little personal investement in the game in any fashion but find such arbitrary trash-talking quite tiresome to witness.

    8. I don’t know about p2gacha or anything from this game, and I’m probably going to attract a lot of salt from this comment, but here’s my two cents.
      Through sheer luck, I managed to get three 5*s from a single 10 roll and got the other 5* from another 10 roll. So basically, I’ve gotten all the 5*s this game has to offer at this point, and I’ve yet to see any differences from the normal lower rarity characters.

  1. lol ok, man. I don’t know what to say anymore to someone who think i play for the “waifu’s story” or “one finger touch (lul)” gameplay. It’s like saying classic RPG game is bad because i just sat there selecting command and deciding when should i use skill/magic/otem/summon/limit break. Also let’s be real, the action portion of pso2 is generic, nothing new to the table. Compared to past pso/psu series maybe, but compared to action game in general? Nope.

    1. What other action games let you build up custom combo links out of more than 10+ different special attacks per weapon, while having 15+ weapons with all different movesets and being able to switch them on the fly (not mid-combo if you’re not her, but still right during combat)?
      PSO2 has unique combat system no other game replicates.
      The only similar I can come up with is God Hand, where you build custom combos out of unarmed attacks. It technically has only one weapon, but a huge amount of moves, so it evens out.
      And then there are Dark Blasts with their own movests.
      PSO2 is as far from generic action game as you can get, nothing mechanically compares to it, apart from God Hand.

    2. might I also add that you’re a terrible game reviewer with your opinion like that. You cant even tell which is unique to other game and what isn’t.

    3. You’re welcome to name any games you can that are mechanically similar to PSO2 anyhow. Apart from God Hand of course.

    4. Final Fantasy 15 Episode Duscae Demo used a very similar combat system to PSO2, it just sucked because MP management in that game is horrible and they went for a different system for the final game.

      Not trying to disprove your point or anything. PSO2 isn’t generic because if you remove the PSO name you can still feel that it is a PSO game (or PSU if you played that one) if you remove the Phantasy Star Saga name from Idola it can be literally any franchise. Doesn’t help that Sega is celebrating an franchise anniversary with something the fans didn’t want and is clearly designed to generate loads of money first and foremost.

      But you know it’s not like the publishers will ever stop. The mobile market just generates too much money and offers incredible financial stability. As long as the game is fair the monetization might not be an issue but we already know that the defining features of this game is a PvP system and gatcha games tend to be heavily pay2win. The nicest thing I can say about this game is that Sega at least made the smart move to not make this game 3D because PSO2es looks hilariously terrible. Even the classic season “cutscenes” looked super awful. Were it not for the change in style once Gene became the face of Es then that game might’ve died before PSO2 reached the end of it’s support.

  2. “game” “gameplay” “fun”
    this game will not have any of this. unless you love diablo immortal that is. a game that insults the title of the game.

    1. Oh, its just the immortal bandwagoning hypocritical morons coming out of the woodwork.
      Serves you right for tolerating insults like D3 and PSO2 in the first place.

  3. Anyway, the game is almost out, and unless there is some methods put in place to stop anyone from playing, we should all be able to form a proper opinion soon enough.

  4. @echidna, yep iam a moron, even though i commented long before diablo immortal on how this shitty mobile game would be a fucking train wreck

  5. Can see the appeal in this game.
    Tried it out. Didn’t like it at all. Especially how all over the place the art of the characters look while talking and the very bad stiff early 2000s flash cutouts look the characters looked while in battle. Should never do close-ups when you cut the characters out so badly.

  6. I was extremely skeptic to Idola: PS as I am a hardcore lore nerd. When I heard about the generic races I was ready to flare all claws to disprove how this could possibly a “Saga” continuation.

    …But I was wrong, after trying the game. It is nice. It is fun. It is pretty solid as a F2P(you get gacha currency in-game, at a very steady rate too, provided you do story mode) the designs is actually nice with an exception of some boob windows here and there. So do give it a try despite knowing the Phantasy Star history. If it surprised me, it might surprise you into enjoying the game.

    1. The story heavily implies that Elf, Demonic, Makina, and Lycan to be Newman, Deuman, Cast, and Beast while Gnome is implied as a Weaponoid. The difference in how they call it probably because they have different language and culture.

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