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If you’re currently playing on the Japanese servers of Phantasy Star Online 2 and have acquired at least level 50, you’re in luck! A new update features VR missions created specifically for the more advanced of ARKS soldiers. The enemies will be level 60 and over, including bosses exclusive to these quests. Extreme Passes will be issued every 22 hours, which are required to enter.
Also new to the update will be an on-going event that started May 15th and will continue until June 25th. The event, titled “With Rain and Wind”, will contain a quest where you can fight unique enemies and grab some cool items and weapons.
If you’re a Sega Addict there’s a good chance you’re a big fan of Toejam & Earl already (which we definitely are), but if you somehow missed the experience all I can tell you is we certainly find it hilarious and we’d love to see it remade. In fantastic news, the creator of that title, Greg Johnson, has a new adventure on its way called Doki-Doki Universe from his new studio HumaNature and it’s coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita.
A multi-generation experience, Johnson intends to make the experience accessible for everybody. The full project is described as a “set of related products that will be released at the same time”, though what we know so far is it will feature a messaging app for mobile devices as well as a “light” version of the client, not providing the full game but giving players the opportunity to travel the universe, socialise and take part in “personality quizzes.” Johnson described the genre as mash as “RPG/Simulation/Interactive Story”, and it seems to be more about the journey than where you end up, following a robot as he travels strange universes in search of his own humanity.
During a recent report from Phantasy Star Online 2 producer, Satoshi Sakai, it was revealed that Sega currently has an Episode 2 in development for the game. This new episode will contain a brand new story and new features and will have a teaser trailer shown tomorrow on April 9th during the Nico Nico broadcast.
In addition to the new episode news, Sakai also announced that the Vita version will be getting an update that allows players to customize their button layout and take in-game screenshots.
They may still not have a “party chat,” but the PSN always has some amazing sales and discounts popping up from week to week. This week, Sony decided to bundle some of the more recent re-releases from Sega. The first bundle, The Sega Fight Pack Bundle, includes Sonic The Fighters, Fighting Vipers, and Virtua Fighter 2 for just $9.99. Another bundle, which has been a long time coming, is the ToeJam & Earl Vintage Collection for a funky $6.99.
Both of these bundles are great deals, and I’m honestly considering re-buying the ToeJam & Earl collection just to play with my PSN buddies.
Along with the prior-mentioned bundles, a few PS Vita games are on sale:
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – PS Vita Game (now: $19.99 original price: $39.99)
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz – PS Vita Game (now: $14.99 original price: $29.99)
- Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition – PS Vita (now: $14.99 original price: $39.99)
Elsewhere on the Wii U, Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is marked down from $39.99 to $29.99 on the eShop.
So there you have it! Quite a few ways to save some money and enjoy a nice library of new and old games. Anyone plan on hitting up this sale?
It’s no secret by now that everyone is getting restless over PSO2, but it seems that you’ll have to hold off even longer now that Sega has announced that PSO2 is officially delayed.
It’s been months of silence since Sega announced that PSO2 would be localized for western audiences, but now at least we have some word. Earlier, Sega shared this news to Polygon, stating “originally slated for an early 2013 launch, Sega can officially confirm that PSO2 has been delayed. We don’t have any specifics but will update everyone as soon as there are more details to share.”
It looks like we may have the same problems with PSU, with content being a year behind Japan. Are you still excited for the release, or have you pretty much given up on PSO2 by now? I’ll definitely still play the western release, but I will still tend to my Japanese account when I can.
This Thursday is a big day for the Vita in Japan. In addition to the digital and physical release of Phantasy Star Online 2 on February 28th, Sony will also be releasing a new Ice Silver Vita which includes Phantasy Star Portable 2 on the harddrive and an AC 1000 ticket for the game worth 1,000 yen. Not a bad deal.
Phantasy Star Online 2′s digital release will be free and the physical version will include bonus items and costumes from Phantasy Star Portable 2. Hopefully will catch word of a Western release for the Vita soon.
At first, we thought just the Sega Saturn was going to make a personified appearance in Samurai & Dragons. As it turns out, all 13 consoles from Sega’s library will receive personifications in the first card set for Japan releasing on February 1st for this Vita exclusive game. That includes everything from the 32X and Dreamcast, to even the SG-1000! After looking through the pictures I can say that I love how appropriately gigantic the Sega CD’s armor appears to be and how cute some of the other characters have been adapted, which is fitting since the same artist behind Hatsune Miku, Kei, is designing them. And the fact that Sega Mark III has Alex Kidd jumping out of a hat is awesome.
There will be a second card set released later with personifications of the NAOMI, Model 2, and other hardware models. I love Japan, and am now considering grabbing the English version of this game when it releases on the Asian digital space later this year.
Hit the jump to see a few characters, and check out the source link for the full gallery.
There’s something amazing about Sega’s ability to take a topic I couldn’t care less about and turn it into an addicting arcade experience. Sega Bass Fishing and its sequels were all great games both in the arcade and on the Dreamcast and this month the developer, SIMS, is bringing Let’s Fish!: Hooked On to the Vita and it looks like more of the same fishy goodness.
Along with some classic arcade fishing action the game has a full story mode, 11 stages, online ranking, trophies and more fishing gear than you can shake a old fishing rod at. The game will be released on January 29th on PSN for $19.99. Who’s interested?
Samurai & Dragons is a free PSVita game in Japan that has a lot in common with Sega’s mobile game Kingdom Conquest. There is a key difference though: Kingdom Conquest doesn’t have a character based on the Sega Saturn and designed by Miku designer, KEI.
Unfortunately, the character isn’t available currently and it will be awhile until anyone gets her in the game. On January 26th, Nico Nico will be playing a video of a Samurai & Dragons fan meeting and during that broadcast Sega will be giving out cards that allow players to unlock Sega Saturn in the game.
There’s still no word if this game will ever come to the West and I only half expect it to. As someone who got bored of Kingdom Conquest pretty quickly I’m not too sure I care too much one way or the other.
The Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to Vita in February next year and Sega has revealed what some of the differences will be between it and it’s PC big brother. Most of these changes were made in an effort to get the game running comfortably on the less-powerful hardware. The differences include:
- Less enemies on-screen at once
- Smaller map sizes
- Fewer Emergency Trials than the PC version
Since the different versions are compatible online even with their differences, PC players playing with Vita players will play on a special Vita server where the less enemies and smaller maps are used.
Overall, none of these changes concern me. Sure, the PC version sounds like it will be a little more substantial but the fact that most of the main game is intact and on a portable still excites me.