Sega have announced the premiere date of their Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis livestream, revealing more information about the game.
Premiering December 19th at 11:30 a.m. GMT (3:00 a.m. PT, 6 a.m. ET), the broadcast will be via YouTube, most likely via the Phantasy Star Online 2 official YouTube channel. This will be the first new information we have received since Tokyo Game Show 2020.
It should be noted the announcement lists the timezone as Europe/London; though CET is an hour ahead of GMT (EET two hours ahead, and WET the same time as GMT).
As previously reported, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is its own game, taking place 1000 years after the Oracle’s battle during Episode 6 in the original game. Now with wider areas, players can dash and glide through environments that change based on the time of day. Players will also face a new threat against giant robotic enemies called DOLLS.
Other improvements include better graphics and character creation (including changing the skin’s luster, and moving fingers), and being able to wear more accessories in more locations.
Both this and the original Phantasy Star Online 2 will still be supported, and players can use their accounts with either branch of the game. Further, characters designed in the original game will be compatible in the new game, with all items, emotes, and other registered data. The original character creation system can also be used.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis launches 2021 and will be free-to-play for Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.