Phantasy Star Online 2 released for Vita in Japan and it's free as a cucumber

The Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 was released today in Japan and like it’s PC big brother, the game is entirely free to download and play. That’s cool and all but what do you think of the fact that Vita and PC players can play together in the same virtual world? Or how about the ability to use the same character on both platforms so you can take your PC character on the go by continuing to play and level up on the Vita version? That’s a neat little thing.

In addition to the free download version Sega has released a physical version of the game that includes a few benefits. For 5229 yen ($64) buyers get:

  • Costumes and weapons from Phantasy Star Portable 2
  • A Mag evolution device
  • Fun 1000 ticket (that’s 1000 times the fun!)
  • 30 days of Premium Set (now that’s a premium deal!)
  • Little Wing Stickers (I don’t know what that is!)
  • And some music from Phantasy Star Portable 1 & 2

[Source: Siliconera]