Phantasy Star Portable 2: Update and Bug Fixes: Room Goods Disappear, Trap Damage

This Post is Only Japanese Phantasy Star Portable 2

Merry Christmas, and I'm back just as promised.. Sega released a Christmas Present for all those affected by bugs in the game. This Christmas present includes bug fixes, compensation for lost items, and game balancing changes.

Bugs? In my Phantasy Star Portable 2?

Lumia and Emilia under the mistletoe

Oh yes there are bugs in Phantasy Star Portable 2, but as Sega has dealt with bugs in the past, they strive to fix them as quickly as possible. They apologize for any inconvenience  Mirei caused for any of your room goods disappearing from the game…

  • Phantasy Star Portable 2: Version 1.01 Update
    • Fixes a bug where the "Mimic Doll" クチマネ・ドール caused room items to disappear. You can re-obtain lost items after the update by going to your vision phone and typing in the passwords or using the "Title Receipt" function to reacquire your Title prizes.
    • Fixes a bug where room items may rarely change.
    • Fixes a bug where the damage shown upon an enemy was not updated due to lag.
    • Fixes a bug where the offensive power of Photon arts was added to traps during a combo finish. This allowed traps to expel a extremely high amount of damage breaking the balance of the game.

The Mimic Doll is a room item in the shape of the divine maiden. For some reason it caused room items to disappear. Because of this, for those who can not update the game at this time, please do not place the Mimic Doll in your room.  (Mirei was upset by this crude caricature of her likeness  that she caused a curse upon all the Little Wingians…).

As for the lag damage, it seems this only applies to Internet Multimode. This correction does not exist in Multimode (adhoc gameplay)….


Downloading the update

To update this game please update to the latest Playstation Firmware 6.20 (or higher). First highlight the Phantasy Star Portable 2 Game Icon in the PSP Menu.

Press the Triangle button then press the word "Update" アップデート, then connect to the internet as the game update downloads. You will need 19MB of space to download this update.

After you complete updating the game, open the game and confirm the version number "Ver 1.01" shows up in the top right corner.

Once you are there type in ITEM GIFT in the vision phone to receive a compensation gift of 5 photon boosters!

Phantasy Star Portable 2: To Love-Ru, Gravure Japan, Fanta Collaborations

Another somewhat jam packed update. This time we'll go through 2 brand new collaborations and yet another Fanta collab. Also we'll take a look at the concept character artwork for "Amelia" (wink wink.)

To Love-Ru Collab

to love ru

Kentaro Yabuki of "To Love-Ru" brings us the 6th manga collaboration. The outfit is called "Magical Princess" and the weapon is "EcoEco Stick-kun". Oh my, this outfit is even more revealing than the Casino Voloyal set.

to love ru1

It sure looks magical…


Gravure Japan


If you are like Kraz and can't get enough of looking at bikini clad women while you're supposed to be working….  Gravure Japan Grandprix models will make an appearance as pinup posters you can place in your room!


Nene Matsuoka as well as four other bikini models will use their seductive poses to trap you inside your room. Sakai also mentions how Emilia and Lumia might appear in bikinis as well. You can obtain these posters by inputting a password which will be revealed December 3rd in a Young Jump magazine (of all places…)


Only in Japan, 13 yr olds pose in bikinis…

[via 4gamer]

Fanta Quiz Battle!

fanta cans

Fanta is back, but this time in a collaboration mission called Fanta Quiz Battle!. This "extra mission" can be downloaded for yours to keep! It's a quiz mission where  1 to 4 players compete and must answer questions related to Fanta. In addition, the Athletic Chance is a field where you must avoid several traps to reach the goal. The scan also shows off the showtime room reform ticket where players can buzz in and answer questions.

  • Prizes from Fanta Quiz Battle
    • Showtime Remodeling Ticket
    • Graline Answer Chair
    • Fanta Can
    • Fanta Seal
    • (Two other unknown prizes)

The Chevalier Fluge parts for Casts can be downloaded  December 9th.


Emilia's Concept


The development of Emilia. Artwork by Mizuno.

Did you know, Emilia's original name was "Amelia"? (Ironically, when we translated the first Famitsu scan of PSPo2 we called her "Amelia".) The name was eventually changed to Emilia for whatever reason.  Emilia's signature "wing" can be seen on all three concepts. They decided to keep the nanotranser on her leg for the final version.

hair color

In the next stage of concepts, Sakai found that having a sad heroine was kind of difficult to advance the story. He decided her character description should be, "a typical careless girl, who doesn't want to reveal the truth about her past." Thus Sakai transformed Emilia again, removing the grim sad look upon her face.

emilia new

In Phantasy Star Universe, the color "blue" was used to represent the Guardians. To contrast this, Emilia has a red outfit. Mizuno also added little headphones with wings to the outfit. At this time it was still undecided on how the hairstyle should be.

emilia hairstyle

They went through several different hairstyles before finally deciding upon the final one.

Emilia of course still has that strange secret seen in the demo and the opening movie. Her body has line patterns when "something" happens to her…

emilia transformation

What is the true purpose of this transformation?

Sakai hopes to show the concepts of other characters. but it appears those may be featured in a future art book. However we do have one other art concept to show you.

magashi concept

Magashi is back in Phantasy Star Portable 2 under a side story mission. It appears he has replaced his old body with a new one.


The old Magashi is left to rot…

  • Chelsea's original name was Sandy.


Phantasy Star Portable 2: Story Mode, Battle Mode, PSO, Moyashimon and Sega Toys Collaboration

Another jam packed update, this time Sakai details the news in the previous Famitsu Magazine with Story Mode, Urgent Missions, and brand new collaborations. At the end of the post you can also see Hi res art of PSO enemies included in this game such as Ill Gill, Sand Rappy, Sinow Beat, and more.

We can also announce another new boss which may or may not have something to do with another PSO boss…


Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Story Mode Chapter 2

In chapter 2, Crouch requests the player and Emilia to visit the "Crowdog" district of Moatoob, a new tropical rain forest area. Suddenly suddenly the married couple, Tonnio, and Liina show up right in front of them. Tonnio and Liina are actually patrolling the area as free mercenaries.

Within the tropical rain forest, the Kashu tribe has set up a village secluding them from the rest of the world. The Kashu tribe wants to prevent certain individuals from entering the area, so they placed several traps nearby to stop trespassers. The party decides to head into the forest anyway and you as the player will have to avoid traps by using your goggles. Unlike PSU, you are automatically equipped with the goggles and can use them at any time.


If you get caught in one of Kashu's traps, there will be a huge penalty.

As you are passing through a trap, you will meet up with Yuto who will be an enemy due to some misunderstanding. Sakai says he has the strength of a fierce god! Once this is over Tonnio and Liina will look after Yuto and the party will split up for a moment.

Chapter 2 is described as considerably hard, please prepare for it in advance. Now that Story Mode gets harder based on what level you are, I think everyone will have a tough time getting through.


The traps in chapter 2 are actually "gimmicks." In each story mission the player will encounter various gimmicks they must either avoid or overcome. One of the gimmicks mentioned in the Snowy Mountain field was the snowball. There also seems to be a machine gimmick that roams the hallways in Seabed Plant.

**Expect to see a sub event in the city to find out why Tonnio left the Guardians.

Story Mode Chapter 3


In chapter 3 the player will meet with Natsume Shuu, the president of the Inherit company who was the original pioneer in hyperspace research. "Sky Clad" and other corporations within Gurhal invests money into his company's research.


Urgent Mission

urgent mission

Urgent or Emergency Missions show up randomly during multimode or internet multimode only. These missions may include older Phantasy Star Online areas, or the SEED purification missions of Phantasy Star Universe.


photon reflector

It took 3 years for this mission to show up online in PSU JP.



Purify those SEED pods together!


Battle Mode


Two other battle missions are featured. The first one mission has players collecting meseta! You can collect meseta by either killing other players or opening containers that are scattered across the field. Some containers might be located within a trap so be careful!



Another mission has players in a battle royal! What I notice within the screenshot is how each player has a different level, this mission might follow PSO battle rules where the player's level increases based on the amount of times they die.



So we've went through Evangelion, Pizza Hut, and even Fate Stay Night, what else could there be?



First up is the Famitsu shield, I'm sure this won't make it to the localized version. As it's pushed out it, it will display the Famitsu logo for all to see! Sakai will also announce other magazine collaborations in the future.

famitsu weekly


Sega Toys

Your favorite Sega Toys will make an appearance as room items and other goodies in the game. Sega Toys isn't actually owned by SEGA, so for those expecting a cute plush Sonic and Tails doll… Here, have a cute "PA PANDA" instead!

pa panda

Three characters from the Sega Toys company will make an appearance in the game. The green "Tea Dog", "New Tea Dog" and "PA! PANDA".


tea dog madoog

The "Tea Dog" will become a cute little madoog that follows you and casts technics. Tea Dog and New Tea Dog will also make an appearance as a room item. "Pa! Panda" will become a "Pa Panda Table" so you can place your cute little tea dogs on top of it.


Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture

The cute and cuddly (or even deadly) bacteria from Moyashimon will appear as a aura unit!  Good luck trying to figure out each of their names!


Moyashimon: Aspergillus oryzae and Penicillium chrysogenum.


Phantasy Star Online Enemies

Included below are high res and screenshots of various PSO enemies!





Ill Gill


sand rappy

Sand Rappy


nano dragon

Nano Dragon


sinow bea

Sinow Beat


astark 2


nano dragon 2

poison lily 3

sand rappy 2

sinowbeat 3


Extras and Blog Updates

  • "OLGA DE RAN", a new dragon boss.
  • It is some kind of infected dragon Shougai PSO speculates it could be related to Olga Flow.
  • A health related collaboration item will be revealed soon.

[via pspo2 blog + shougai pso + 4gamer + gpara]