SEGA released new information for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis today! The company detailed the graphics overhaul for the game which is applied to Phantasy Star Online 2 as well. Additionally, SEGA went over classes for New Genesis once again. All the details are available below thanks to Gematsu:

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Action: Six Classes

  • There are six classes: “Hunter (Sword),” “Ranger (Assault Rifle),” “Force (Rod),” “Fighter (Knuckles),” “Gunner (Twin Machine Gun),” and “Techer (Wand).”

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Action: Sub-Classes and Multi-Weapons

  • Sub-class weapons can also be equipped.

  • A system is in place to create “multi-weapons” by combining two weapon types (for example: sword + assault rifle, or rod + knuckles). A multi-weapon can use multiple weapon attacks with a single bullet.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Action: Basic Actions and Mag

  • On the open field, you can use the “Photon Dash” to sprint, “Photon Glide” to accelerate in mid-air, the “Wall Kick” to climb high terrain, and “Swimming” to move throughout the water.

  • The “Mag” is a companion that helps adventurers by discovering new facilities nearby on the open field, by playing the role of a device terminal in the story, and so on.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Ryuker Device and Cocoon

  • The “Ryuker Device” can transport you to distant locations. It also functions as storage.

  • In the “Cocoon,” you can enjoy the series’ traditional massively online-style battles and quests.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

E-Trials, Urgent Quests, PSE System, and Region Mags

  • E-Trials and Urgent Quests return.

  • By giving the “Region Mag” an item, all users in the ship (servers) and the user who gave the item will receive a boost effect.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Central City and Tasks

  • ARKS base is called “Central City.”

  • There are day-and-night and weather change systems.

  • You can accept “tasks” from city residents.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Food Stand and Item Lab

  • At the “Food Stand,” you can make foods with various effects using collected ingredients such as fruits and the meat of wild animals known as “thames.”

  • At the “Item Lab,” you can enhance items, add special abilities, and develop multi-weapons.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Communication

  • You can communicate with other players through “lobby actions” such as speech bubble chats, symbol art, stamps, and now even finger movements.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

New Graphics Engine for Phantasy Star Online 2

  • When you log in, you can select to play either Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis or Phantasy Star Online 2.

  • After logging in, you can freely switch between Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis or Phantasy Star Online 2 by moving blocks.

  • Additionally, the graphics engine of Phantasy Star Online 2 will be overhauled to be in line with Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis releases in 2021 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC via Windows 10 and Steam in the west. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!