PSO2 JP: No Maintenance & PSO2 The Animation Licensed

No Maintenance!

There will be no maintenance this week! See last week's post for the latest patch notes and guides for the Christmas 2015 Bingo and Xie, Shiki, and Oudo's client orders.


PSO2 Animation LogoPhantasy Star Online 2: The Animation has been officially licensed for North American release by Sentai Filmworks. The show will air as part of their winter 2016 anime lineup.

PSO2 The Animation Key Visual


Emergency Quest Schedule

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Xmas Campaign Rewards

Xmas Campaign

Despite there not being maintenance, the rewards for the Xmas Campaign will be distributed on December 31st @ 0:00 JST. Players who participated on the Xmas Campaign's website will receive only the rewards for the days they qualify for. Aside from that, all players will be receiving two Grind Risk Reducers (+2), and a +5% Grinding and Affixing Boost week.

+5% Grinding/Affixing Boost Week

  • Begins: December 31st @ 0:00 JST
  • Ends: January 5th @ 23:59 JST

Xmas Campaign Rewards Expiration Date

  • All qualified rewards can be retrieved until March 23rd's Maintenance.

Date Target Prize 1 Prize 2
12/14 Rockbear Grind Risk Reducer (+2) x2
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/15 Snow Banther Grind Risk Reducer (+2) x2
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/16 Vol Dragon Grind Skip (→5)
(Participants Only)
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) x2
(Participants Only)
20,000,000 HP
12/17 Dragon Ex Grind Success +30%
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/18 Rappy 50,000 Enemies:
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) (x1)
(All Players)
Christmas Cake
Christmas Gift
Christmas Tree
Yule Log
(Participants Only)
????? 100,000 Enemies:
+5% Grind Boost Period!
(All Players)
12/19 Bal Rodos Grind Skip (→5)
(Participants Only)
20,000,000 HP
12/20 Biol Meduna +100% Tribooster
(Participants Only)
20,000,000 HP
12/21 Mr. Umblla Grind Risk Reducer (+2) (x4)
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/22 Nyau 50,000 Enemies:
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) (x1)
(All Players)
Grind Success +30%
(Participants Only)
???? 100,000 Enemies:
+5% Affixing Boost Period!
(All Players)
12/23 Dark Falz Elder 10,000,000 Damage:
+100% Tribooster (x3)
(Participants Only)


9 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: No Maintenance & PSO2 The Animation Licensed”

    1. I don't quite see what *politics* of all things is supposed to have to do with it. "It's the economy, stupid!" as the old chestnut goes – the head office in Japan doesn't think a localisation wouldn't turn (enough of) a profit, so it doesn't happen.
      Straightforward enough business logic.

      On another note, already the trailers on the lobby screens are giving me an urge to punch the MC in the nuts.

    2. I had the same thoughts. Quite strange to publish outside of Japan when the game will certainly never be release on the same place. I don't quite believe about a surprise like "Oh well it's a publicity to… Oh SURPRISE! NA/EUR servers in two months, TADAAAH"… Well anyway I wonder who still wants it now.

      Whatever… I was already hoping for some fantrad (Yeah I knooow it's part illegal…) but an official release is even better. 🙂

    3. IDK, with animu licenses all the risks are basically with the localiser aren't they? Also on pso-w someone mentioned the Western companies tend to do business with the Japanese broadcasters rather than the actual studios and whatnots.

    4. Dunno what to think about this localisation, except that "Animation in US" doesn't mean "Game in US".. Maybe it's some kind of "test" to see how it's seen and if it's a good thing for the game… Or not. I remember some VG series like Sakura Taisen which didn't get out of Japan, while the anime series were released on DVD even in Europe. (Well in this exemple, only ST5 went outside but the anime of the first episodes was over since long time)

  1. To be honest…this is a dick slap to the face of the US fan base. Sure we get to enjoy the animation, but why even bother bringing it over when we can't even get the game. Hell they could have just brought the PSV version of the game over for the smaller market and just sub the game.

    But thats my though after the bs with capcom, and konami, you figure the big companies might be wise to think how this will turn on their fan base in other regions

    1. Should be pretty obvious Sega HQ has effectively written off the West as far as PSO2: The Game is concerned. Ergo they could care less.

      Also "why even bother?" Because they already made the thing for domestic consumption and farming out a localisation is basically free extra RoI for zero extra effort and no financial risk, duh.

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