Sakai updated with some more information about the PSO2 Vita package and PSO2 PC's December update.
Today SEGA has officially announced they will be releasing the Japanese Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 on February 28th, 2013. In addition, there will be a Closed Beta Test starting mid January 2013.
Along with the release, PSO2 Vita will also be sold separately in a "SPECIAL PACKAGE" which includes several bonuses players can redeem. Just like the Windows PC version, PSO2 Vita will be Free to Play and Free to Download. The game will be supported through "Cash Items" players can optionally purchase. The PSVita version can play on the same servers as the PC version and will also share the same play data.
In mid January, the Vita version will have its own Closed Beta Test where players will be selected to participate. Those that make it will also receive special gifts for participating. Recruitment will take place through the PlayStation Store from your PlayStation Vita. Signups will start sometime early December. More details about the signup process will be revealed in the future.
Players participating in the Closed Beta Test will have to raise their characters from scratch. However, in the official version, those that play the PC version can use their same characters on the Vita version. Anyone that starts from the Vita version can switchover to the PC version at anytime.
PSVita Special Package
On February 28th, 2013, players can optionally purchase the PSO2 Vita Special Package version which includes several bonuses as listed below.
Playstation Vita Card + Item Codes
- 8 Special Costumes (Choose only 2 out of the 8)
- 3 Special Weapons
- Original Mag Device
- Little Wing Sticker
- 2 Music Disks
- 30 Day Premium Set
- 1000 FUN ticket
- 5229 Yen
Details about these Item Codes:
- You can choose 2 out of the 8 default costumes from Phantasy Star Portable 2.
- The three weapons represent the images of the Little Wing logo and Clad 6 colony.
- The Mag Device is a depiction of "Emilia."
- You can use Little Wing stickers on your PSO2 character.
- The music disks contains music from Phantasy Star Portable
Screenshot of the lobby.
PSO2 in December!
Our next update scheduled for December is titled "The Place Where Darkness Gathers" (or we can shorten it to"Where Darkness Gathers").
Since this update is 4GB in size, starting next week it will be split up. (You may have noticed there was a PSO2 Pre-downloader in the main installation directory.) Next week expect to see new information from news magazines regarding PSO2 es, PSO2 Vita, and PSO2 PC's update in December.