New Phantasy Star Online 2 update features rad new boss

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With the games North American and European releases coming into focus it’s hard to forget that Phantasy Star Online 2 has been making it’s way in Japan for almost a year now. As such it’s been a while since Japanese gamers got new content for it, so luckily Sega has added a bunch of new stuff in the MMO’s most recent update. The main new features are a new awesome looking boss (dubbed the ‘Chrome Dragon’) and a host of new weapons that were added to the mix. The new items consist of assault rifles, partisans, and a fancy new rod to play with (heh) ensuring that players will have a lot more to try out with this new update.

But wait! There’s more!

The Playstation Vita version will be getting a new story section for the game entitled ‘The First Farewell’ that will explore the new boss featured. It is also set to detail the disappearance of Kuni, Phantasy Star Online 2‘s in-game mascot. The new exclusive PC content however is the less story driven ‘Arks Combat Tournament’, which looks to be a less plot focused score attack mission.

The new boss is all dependent on triggering cut-scenes and achieving specific conditions. Sounds fun and all but this is just making me even less patient now for the game over here. Alas, we here at Sega Addicts will be detailing the new stuff made available for us when we get to play Phantasy Star Online 2 later this year. Just a couple more months to go!

[Source: Siliconera]

  • DreamcasterDC

    Oh my gosh, this looks awesome!! I’m gonna have to log on. I just wish I could play it on some North American servers!

  • shiggidy

    Waaaait a minute! I’ve been (as recently as a week ago) been scouring the Internet for a sign of the western release of PSO2, and have found zero mentions beyond the ancient “early 2013”, which is approaching its end. Sega’s site, and official PSO forum have nothing (besides a ton of pissed off fans wondering why we haven’t heard a word).

    You seem to be insinuating something new has been announced “western release coming into focus…” “Couple more months to go…” Could you elaborate please? I’m dying for a morsel of info! Thanks!

  • VOTwinstick

    I second shiggidy concerns. If PSO2 doesn’t make it to our shores, I will quit believing Sega is anything like the game maker/pubisher I cut my gaming teeth on in early 90’s. Inspired, niche, truly Japan influenced games are becomming a thing of SOA ‘s past. Well,to stay come close to anything like their past they HAVE to continue to re-release Saturn & Dreamcast titles on XBLA in America… Except when they don’t because it’s deemed too inspired, too niche, being too truly Japanese influenced game…CYBER TROOPERS VIRTUAL-ON

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