Phantasy Star Online 2 Global Comes To The Epic Games Store

SEGA and Epic Games revealed this week that Phantasy Star Online 2 Global will launch on the Epic Games Store next week. The word came down as part of a slew of announcements from Epic Games of several titles on the way during a showcase they held this week. The addition caught a lot of people by surprise, but it's actually a pretty good fit to bring in more users who use the EGS into their server. The free-to-play online action RPG will officially be added on February 17th, and by all accounts, will be the most up-to-date version with all added content up to this point included.

Credit: SEGA
Credit: SEGA

"We are so happy to be releasing Phantasy Star Online 2 Global on the Epic Games Store," said Fred White from PSO2 Team Global. "With all the huge updates to the game over the past year, including the newest Chapter 6 update, there's more content than ever to explore and play through. We can't wait to welcome in all the new players to the PSO2 universe!"

ARKS (soldiers of the Oracle colony fleet in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series) 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 thirteen 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, spanning three years of content, including events, campaigns, quests, and raid bosses. 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 choose from four races and thirteen classes while tackling various missions. They can also 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. Players will be able to do all of this with friends on both PC (Epic Games Store / Windows 10 / Steam) and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.

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