Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Launch

Sega announced yesterday that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will officially launch in June 2021. The news came during the game’s “Prologue 3” livestream, which provided development updates on the New Genesis expansion’s story, characters, and more. For those who are unfamiliar, New Genesis is basically a complete redesign of Phantasy Star Online 2 with new visuals and gameplay. Players of the original game will be able to transfer characters to the expansion.

“We’re excited to confirm that PSO2 NEW GENESIS will be launching this June!” the game’s official Twitter account wrote. The news came as a pleasant surprise to many Phantasy Star Online 2 fans who thought New Genesis would come much later.

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 launched in 2012 as a Japan exclusive. Much to the dismay of western fans, the game remained an exclusive until finally arriving in North America last year. Thankfully, unlike the base game, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will launch in Japan and globally at the same time.

The developers explain in the livestream that because of the base game’s late western launch, global players fell behind Japanese players in updates. However, by the time New Genesis arrives, the western population of players will be all caught up. Sega has yet to announce an official Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis launch date, so fans should stay tuned for an announcement.

Elise Nelson
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