Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Free (But Here's Stuff You Can Buy)

The beta forPhantasy Star Online 2 has ended, and the official service will finally start tomorrow. Although the game is free-to-play with no required fees, there are in-game premiums that players can choose to buy. The in-game premiums can be purchased by Arcs Cash, which can be charged through PSO's official website. Unfortunately, this service has yet to be incorporated for smartphones and the PlayStation Vita.

To celebrate the official release, there will be an update adding a whole new area, the tundra, with added enemies. Story-oriented quests, time-attack quests, new wedding themed skins and other additional contents have been added as well.

Aside from the official service release date, SEGA announced the PSO2 Premium Package for the PC to be sold on September 13 of this year. Contents include codes for five original weapons set, larger item inventory, character/item colour palette and other in-game boosters. The price for the package is ¥6279 ($78), which may seem a bit too expensive for the average casual gamer. Nonetheless, the game can be enjoyed without paying a cent — or yen.

Official Phantasy Star Online 2 Site (Japanese)


    English release damm it, Sega!


      Bit disappointed by the Pay 2 Win system. But I haven't been following it that close and will probably only spend small amounts of time with it, without purchasing anything with cash. I think I am just not part of their Target Market.

      Probably works out for the best, that way I won't spend ridiculous amounts of time playing this like I did the original.

      Lol just wait for someone to make a patch for it, assuming thats all we're gonna get. Or maybe some north america servers but i doubt it

    Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk nostalgiaaaaaaaaaa. Want itttttttttttttttttt

    Playing this since the pre-open beta, Probably one of the best games I've played in quite a while, I still can't believe it's free to play, usually free to play games are... lacking...

      How's playing it in Japanese? As someone who's not quite up to even decent conversation level, I'm worried about struggling through even the most basic things, and what to do if someone says "hi" to me and tries to get me to do stuff ;)

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