Sega has no plans to bring the recently announced PlayStation Vita title Phantasy Star Nova over to the West, Sega of America told Sega Addicts.
Phantasy Star Nova was announced over a week ago as part of a pre-Tokyo Game Show announcement — with all information being provided in Japanese and no mention of a Western release whatsoever. Considering the lack of information given by Sega’s Western arms regarding its seemingly suspended plan to localise Phantasy Star Online 2 — including Sega Europe’s less than helpful update — many Western Phantasy Star fans assumed the worst.
Nevertheless, Sega Addicts got in touch with Sega of America’s Kellie Parker to ask about the possibility of Phantasy Star Nova‘s Western release,
There are currently no plans to release Phantasy Star Nova in the western market. Should this change, we will ensure the information is shared as soon as possible.
It’s hard to be surprised, but Sega’s official truncation of Phantasy Star fans’ hopes to see the title in their local videogame shop is still saddening.
Were you holding out for a Western release of Phantasy Star Nova? Is this the end of Phantasy Star in the West? Can Sega really be blamed for its decision to keep the brand where it believes it will sell well? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.