Phantasy Star Online 2 Headed to Vita Next Week
A post on Polygon reports that Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2, the sequel to their Dreamcast classic, will be headed to the PlayStation Vita next week in Japan. The sequel was originally announced last summer, and since then it’s been released for the PC in Japan, with North American and European releases on the way sometime this year.
The Vita version will have cross-platform functionality with the PC version, though so far no PlayStation 3 version’s been announced. Nor, it seems, has a North American or European release of Phantasy Star Online 2 been announced either. But we’ll just have to trust that Sony will be bringing Japan’s innovations to this side of the globe as well.
Interestingly, the game will still be free-to-play on the Vita, as it is on the PC. Unless I’m mistaken, that might be the first free-to-play title to hit the handheld. Maybe that’ll be the secret formula to get people interested in the device…? Though, on second thought, no, probably not.