Phantasy Star Portable 2 Digital Release Confirmed

Sega has officially announced the digital release for Phantasy Star Portable 2.

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[Confirmation]

 

  • Digital Release: 4,500 Yen
  • UMD Box: 5040 Yen

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In addition there will be an accessories box set, previously mentioned on this site. The item code now gives you a "Sonic Knuckle" item. 

Also see previous post on more details about Ambition Of Illuminus import.

 

 

[via amazon]

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Propaganda! Guide Book, Box Scan, Internet Multimode

Some new scans were released today, nothing majorly new but some very very strange importing details were revealed.

A Japanese blogger posted a scan of the sample box cover, which revealed some startling details..

Box Scan

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  • Importing
    • You can Import from Phantasy Star Portable 1
    • You can Import from Phantasy Star Universe Ambition of Illuminus.
    • You also obtain the previously announced ice (Igzam) Exam saber and the 4 random effect unit.
    • If you import PSP1 or AoI to PSP2 Trial, you will also get Exam Saber item.
    • Although, you can import from Phantasy Star Portable 2 Trial version
    • You will not get Exam saber from importing directly from the PSP2 Trial.
    • note: in other words those who made a character from psp2 trial won't get Exam).
    • You can download missions and character data at a special website.
    • Note: I'm assuming this special importing website would pertain to PSU AoI character data only.
  • Ambition of Illuminus Import 
    • You can import your character from Ambition Of Illuminus
    • You will import your race and sex among other things.
    • There will be a special mission for AoI equivalent  to "Innocent Girl"
    • If you play this "PSP2 Import mission" you will receive a special item.
    • Phantasy Star Portable 2 clothes, parts, and items will be introduced into AoI.
    • October 1st marks the end of Phantasy Star Universe (no expansion) network service for Japan.
  • Internet Multimode
    • You need a Product Code to play Internet Multimode
    • The product code is located in the game package and must be registered.
    • Once the product code is registered you can play Internet Multimode for free.
    • You can not reuse the product code you registered.
    • The product code must be registered by 12/2/2010
    • For More Details Read about the Little Wing License
  • Purchase
    • You can also purchase "Download Items" from Playstation Store.

 

Lol I think the expression at the end of their blog post fits. Why in the world would there be a time limit to register a product code? However, I think the blogger is more concerned of the existence of the product code itself.

Guide Book

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One of the few scans of the guide book. I'm sure more of it will be posted but it features a history of the series, and the storyline of the universe.

  • Shougai PSO Compiled TGS Observations
    • Trap Icon has changed since PSP1
    • The Trap now floats a bit off the ground.
    • Rare Item drop notification has a "pirorirorin" sound, (like a telephone ringing…)
    • The number of total photon arts was 136, that's less than PSP1.
    • Previously mentioned, Client Order, NPCs request missions from you.
  • Shougai PSO Base Stat Observations
    • Human Male 200PP
    • Human Female 250PP
    • Newman Male 230PP
    • Newman Female 250PP
    • Beast Female 200PP
    • 50PP is used urgent evade.

We'll go into button configuration at a later time.

[hatimaki and gamespot jp and teiten kansoku]

Phantasy Star Portable 2: TGS Notes; Customizations, New Nanoblast, New Characters, PSO Dragon

During Tokyo Game Show, Sakai showed off several new features very briefly. Unfortunately we do not have much details on these features but at least you will get to see a glimpse of what to expect.

New Features!

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New Black Nanoblast (sorry no axe!)

 

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New Air boarding SUV!


Customize!

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Customize your character! The screenshots above and below show some sort of a customization screen. We don't have much information about it at this time. From the screenshots you can see various items that boost certain attributes. Of particular, the items show an HP Boost, Wild Blast, and PP Guard Save. (With PP Guard Save it makes me wonder if this is the "free slots" for units.)

Each item costs a certain amount of an icon looking similar to "gold."  I'm assuming you'll have a certain amount of "slots/gold" available to equip with.

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Wild Blast decreases the charge time of your Blast Gauge

HP boost will boost  HP, duh…

 

New Characters

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Ursala the green haired newman.

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Shizuru the silver haired antagonist.

 

New Enemies

Next they showed some new enemies, like the Nano Dragon from PSO, and an original enemy known as Fazntal (Fazuntal) and Sagntal (Saguntal), who does a rotation attack similar to Kagajibari in PSU. The Sand Rappy from PSO also appears.

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PSO Dragon appeared as a boss, and you fight within the central dome. The BGM was "Growl from the depths of the earth" It differed slightly from PSO, it wags and attacks with it's tail. After they defeated the boss, a reward screen appears and it appears this was the mission "Forest of Illusion".

PSO speculates that each "Rare Mission" may have their respective bosses from PSO. Hopefully they digitally release the second trailer because it sure looks juicy. They even show off a bit of the new snowy field!

 

Toro and Kuro

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Sakai officially announced his collaboration with Doko DeMo Issyo. The characters Toro and Kuro will appear in the game as special partner machinary characters. In addition, they will also appear as "My Room" items.

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Other Notes From TGS

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Item Trader?

  • Maser Beam Item from PSOBB Appeared.
  • Collab with Doko DeMo Issyo
  • What appears to be an "Item Trader" is shown in a screenshot.
  • An entirely snowy field!
  • Multiple Endings was said by the narrator.
  • Side Story appears where you take requests from clients.

[via Wind Luo and Shougai PSO and 4gamer and mike]

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Sep 28, 2009 @ 14:38 > Oct 1, 2009 @ 2:53