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  Phantasy Star Online 2 Global  Launches Episode 5 Tomorrow
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09/29/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Tokyo, September 29, 2020 – SEGA today announced their popular free-to-play online action RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2, will receive a free content update, Episode 5, tomorrow, September 30.

 

In Episode 5, following the aid of those on Earth, players discover a mysterious portal that leads to another dimension, called "Omega." This world seems driven purely by fantasy, a world of swords and magic instead of technology and science. Laser swords clash with cold steel as the two worlds stand in direct contrast with each other, and as the story progresses, players will frequently move between them while observing the strange similarities these worlds share. Simultaneously, a mysterious woman who calls herself "Alma" appears, and she seems to have information about Omega and – strangely – about ARKS.

 

Episode 5 brings a lot of new content and features, including the new "Hero" class, increasing the player level cap to 90, new ARKS missions and areas to explore, new enemy types, new rewards, new seasonal events, new Alliance Quarters, and more. Photon Art and Technique levels will increase, and additional Photon Art, Techniques, and Battle Arena weapons will be added. In addition, a new quest type called "Buster Quests" will be added. Buster Quests are similar to raids, but also feature base defense elements. Players will need to work together in two alternating phases to achieve victory – gathering and protecting resources in the Defense phase, and empowering siege weapons to destroy the enemy castle in the Buster phase.

 

Today is the last day to celebrate the new content update through the "Road to Episode 5" event in-game. Players can visit the game for login bonuses 9/16-9/29 for a chance at receiving up to 3,500,000 EXP, up to 300 SG, and an Augment Transfer Pass.

 

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members will receive a Lillipan Suit AND an Arkuma Suit for free as part of the Episode 5 Update Bonus.

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 players are invited to join together online to explore numerous worlds with friends and experience PSO2's unparalleled action combat and character customization. Choosing from four unique races and nine classes, players can join forces with up to eleven other operatives at a time to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights.

 

The global version of Phantasy Star Online 2 includes fully localized text and character voices in English. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the global version also features the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service. Players can take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, competing in the new ARKS League or attending all-new live stage events. And they can do all of this with friends on both PC (Microsoft Store and Steam) and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.

 

More fun and surprises are in store for ARKS in 2020 -- details can be found at https://pso2.com/. For additional up-to-the-minute details and updates, players can follow @play_PSO2 on Twitter, @PSO2Official on Facebook and @play_pso2 on Instagram.

 

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Watch the video trailer here.

About Phantasy Star Online 2

Embark on a never-ending assortment of missions with fellow operatives and experience unparalleled character customization and action RPG combat, completely free to play. Explore numerous worlds with a party of up to four friends or exclusive multiparty areas where up to twelve players can play simultaneously! Download one of Japan's greatest action RPG's now for FREE on Xbox One and PC (Win10 / Steam).

 

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