Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Launches Launches June 9

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Launches Launches June 9
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Here we go. Sega announced that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will launch on June 9. That’s next Wednesday!

PSO2: NGS marks the twentieth anniversary of Phantasy Star Online — and ten years of PSO2.

This is a massive expansion, featuring a revamped graphics engine and updated game system. Here’s the official release info:

Scheduled Launch Date:

After the maintenance on June 9, 2021 (Wed)

Due to the PSO2:NGS launch, the scheduled maintenance that would have occurred on June 9 (Wed) will be moved forward by about one or two days. More information will be announced at a later date.

Slated for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC in North America, the free-to-play Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will exist alongside Phantasy Star Online 2, each as standalone games. (After the scheduled maintenance, that is! It’ll be good to get that out of the way.)

New Genesis will launch in Japan on the same day on PC, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch as a cloud version.


  • I’ve put in for the rest of the week off after it comes out. The closed beta was fun. Looking forward to having my PSO2 character Monet in the updated engine, and hopefully being able to get her a similar hairstyle to her old one.

    • One thing to note is that since its all in the one engine, you can actually move your character back and forth freely between the base PSO2 and NGS, while you’re in the games. As simple as going to an elevator in PSO2 or a teleport terminal in NGS and selecting that you want to go into the other game.

  • Would love to play this, but why the hell isn’t it available on PS4 outside of Japan????!!!! Why?!?!?!

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