Phantasy Star Portable 2: Famitsu Scan Reveals Two New Characters and Monsters: Sinow Beat, Sand Rappy, Ill Gill

New Phantasy Star Portable 2 News! We're almost done in the main character department. So now we introduce two new characters, Ursula Rolan (Loran) and Chelsea.

Phantasy Star Portable 2 will feature more than 2000 items and more than 1200 variety of weapons.

Also features monsters from PSO: Ill Gill, Sand Rappy, Sinow Beat, Nano Dragon. We'll have an in depth write up soon.

New Characters

Ursula Loran

Newman, Age 32, Voiced by Atsuko Tanaka

A female newman who embodies beauty and intelligence. She's pushed out among various fields. She appears to be an old acquaintance of Crouch during the establishment of Little Wing.


Cast, Secret Age. Voiced by Haruka Tomatsu

Chelsea works at the reception desk and performs management at Little Wing. She looks like she's a hostess in a bar but she's very diligent at her job.


new suv

Four new SUVs for casts. This includes:

  • Top Left Corner: Vivian Punisher
  • Bottom Left Corner: Air Ride Cluster
  • Top Right Corner: Bigs Impact
  • Bottom Right Corner: Flame Panzer

New Nanoblast

new nanoblast

At Level 10, you can nanoblast your beast, however at a higher level 3 new nanoblasts will be available. Gold, Silver, and Black nanoblasts will feature a more stylish slender beast. We don't know if any other nanoblasts will be added at this time.


PSO Enemies

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Phantasy Star Online Enemies featured in Phantasy Star Portable 2!

Your favorites are back!

  • Astark
  • Poisonous Lily
  • Nano Dragon
  • Sand Rappy
  • Sinow Beat
  • Ill Gill

New Weapons

new weapons

Brand new weapons for your characters, you might even recognize a few…

  • Axe: Svaltia Tomahawk
  • Wand: Magical Piece
  • Grenade: Gur Lath Sagittarius
  • Shield: Artemis

More New Weapons

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Five other weapons including:

  • Slicer: Shidenji Hiken 
  • Sword: Dilan Slayer
  • Double Saber: Absolute Blade
  • Twin Claw: Nightmare Dust
  • Twin Handgun: Obsidian

[full scan]

[via re: gigen]

Blog Updates

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Character Hair Color

  • Character Creation
    • You can now choose brighter hair colors.
    • side note: In PSU, getting that bright pink was impossible.
  • Camera Modification
    • Usually the camera will fixate on a flying boss monster.
    • In this case the camera tilts upwards or downwards based on the location.
    • You can now reset this viewpoint by pushing L.
  • Equipment/Weapon Restrictions
    • Equipments are no longer restricted by having a certain stat.
    • Equipments and Weapons are now restricted by LEVEL.
    • For example, you can not use a certain weapon if you are below level whatever..
  • Status Effect Change
    • Silence and Shock status effects have been combined
    • In other words, now you will be COMPLETELY paralyzed in that you can't attack and use techs.
  • Sound Effects for Rare Drops
    • At the moment of a rare and super rare drop you will hear a sound effect.
    • The sound effect for a super rare drop will be different.
  • Photon Art Colors
    • For Skill Photon Arts, the effect colors will be:
    • Blue for Level 1-10
    • Red for Level 11-20
    • Gold for Level 21-30

[via pspo2: blog]

Loose Ends

  • Importing from PSP1 or PSU:AOI
    • Receive 30~50% Ice Saber "Exam"
    • Has a status effect Freeze.
  • Lumia Waber

Phantasy Star Portable 2: Map Icon Changes, Photon Art Cap Level 30, and More

Sakai updated today with some minor changes regarding the game's features.


  • Map Icons
    • Player Icons will be arrows like the last time
    • There will be a new icon for some features
    • New: Area Start Icon (Green Wide Arrow)
    • New: Area End Icon (Blue Wide Arrow)
    • New: Gate Not Passed Icon (Blue Wide Line)
    • Before a gate opens the color is blue.
    • After you passed it, the gate becomes green.
    • A dummy trap is a pink circle
    • Enemy is yellow circle.
    • Gate Key is red circle.
  • Boost Monster (TGS)
    • Boost Monsters have an aura at their feet.
    • There are 3 kinds of the boost monsters.
    • They are much harder than normal monsters.
    • They will drop rarer items.
  • Grenade Trajectory
    • The grenade's trajectory has changed
    • The grenade forms a straight line trajectory.
    • side note: Think of this like a straight line but affected by gravity.
    • In PSP1, the grenade formed a parabola trajectory.
  • Photon Art Cap
    • The Photon Art Level Cap is at 30.
    • Photon Arts improve greatly every 10 levels.
    • The PP consumption will be slightly reduced at higher levels based on some Photon Arts.
  • Photon Art Skill Levels
    • The Photon Art for single handed weapons:
    • LVL 1-10 (1 attack) || LVL 11-20 (2 attacks)
    • The Photon Art for 2 handed weapons:
    • LVL 1-10 (2 attacks) || LVL 11-30 (3 attacks)
  • Photon Art Bullets
    • Bullets can increase the abilities of Power / Accuracy / Range / Attribute / Etcetra..
    • At higher levels, there may be an increase the amount of bullets shot.
  • Photon Art Technics
    • PSP2 Technics Levels 1-30 are the equivalent to PSU tech levels 11-40
    • side note: It appears he may change how they look of higher level technics, f.ex: nerf visual effects
  • Exchange Items
    • "Mysterious Items" will drop, such as "Magic Stone- Heart Key" -Clarified by pso-w Mike.
    • You will exchange these mysterious items in exchange missions.
    • There will be different exchange missions for each mysterious item.
    • Certain items you can only get from Exchange Missions.

[via pspo2 blog]

PIZZA Collaboration

  • There will be some form of Collaboration with PIZZA HUT! (No it's not C.C.)



Phantasy Star Portable 2: Details of Playstation Network Product Code and Downloads

Sakai updated his blog post almost solely dedicated to the Product Code. Recently the box art for Phantasy Star Portable 2 was scanned and placed online which left Japanese and International communities concerned over the use of product codes. Sakai basically goes into detail on how this code will work out.

Little Wing License

Sakai wants you to think of the Product code similar to a "game key" for Phantasy Star Universe (JP). This "game key" allows you the right to play on their servers.

The Product Code is printed within the game manual. You will use this product code on the Playstation Network, to obtain your Little Wing License.

However, if you purchase Phantasy Star Portable 2 Digital Release on the Playstation Network, you will automatically receive your Little Wing License.

By inputting your Playstation Network Login ID and Password you can then sign onto the game servers and play "Internet Multi Mode."

As for the registration end date of 12/2/2010, (*December 2, 2010 : Our date format goes MONTH first then DAY) it does not mean that the game servers will shut down at that date, instead you must register your product code before this date.

Download Mission

Download missions are handled similarly in the way how Phantasy Star Portable 1 handled them, except with one special twist. If you connect to the game on Internet Multi Mode, you will automatically download the latest missions. So now everyone can enjoy the same missions at the same time. These missions are brand new and will be stored onto your PSP Memory Stick. (He makes a point as to how these downloads won't just unlock data of the PSP2 software… maybe they see how harmful this was to the PSU community.) 

If you don't use Internet Multi Mode, you can download the missions from an official site.


Download Item

Players can additionally download items from the Playstation Store. There will be free download items as well as cash items. He plans on making the prices as low as possible, but he can not reveal the prices at this time. Most collaboration items can be obtained either through inputting a pass code or downloaded from the Playstation Store for free. There will not be any items with extreme strength and power at the store itself.

Downloaded Items will be stored on the Playstation Portable Memory Stick. If a player does not have the same downloaded item in memory, it will instead be replaced by an existing item. (Think of this as Playstation 2 users for Ambition of Illuminus Supplemental update, Ps2 users can not see many of the new items and instead will only see a generic weapon instead)

He will also not allow the sales of items that can change game balance, this includes consumable items, meseta, and boosting of experience value.

As for you collectors who wants to fill the item and weapon "illustration books" within the game, the download items will not affect the completion rate. So you can still attain 100% completion rate without purchasing or downloading any item from the store!

[via psp2 blog]

Blog Updates 10/3 – 10/4/09


  • Rappy and Sakai were filming a commercial today.
  • It will air on _ Month _ Day.
  • Rappy won't say the day because he might get deleted.
  • Terada mentions a Swimsuit Event with Lumia.
  • Gives more meaning to the phrase "Resort Colony"