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Official English-Language Release of Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming to North America in Spring 2020 for Xbox One/PC

Monday, June 10th, 2019

I don’t think many of us were expecting any news of a Western release for Phantasy Star Online 2 in 2019, but 7 years after its original Japanese launch, an English language version of the game for North America is finally coming in Spring 2020 for Xbox One and PC.

Announced during the Xbox E3 Conference, the free-to-play MMORPG has been a Japan exclusive since launch with the only signs of an English language version coming with the launch of the South East Asian version. This will be the first officially sanctioned Western release of the game and the reveal trailer promised all content that is currently available in the Japanese version will make its way to this North American port.

This news is unfortunately bittersweet for European fans as SEGA Europe have stated that they have nothing to confirm regarding a release for that region at this time. Porting PSO2 to a European market is likely a more intensive task as it isn’t as simple as supporting the game in English. European games normally support English, French, German and Italian language options as standard so this is likely causing a delay for a European launch.

Fingers crossed European Phantasy Star fans don’t have to wait long for confirmation of the game in their region, but this is still the most promising PSO2 news for quite some time.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is free-to-play MMORPG that supports cooperative gameplay for up to 12 players. There is no level-cap, but the game supports micro-transactions.

Sonic Dash 2 is Out Now on iOS Devices, Coming Soon to Android

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom is now available to download on iOS devices worldwide.

The free-to-play endless runner is a sequel to Hardlight’s original Sonic Dash but now with some new abilities, branching paths and a visual connection to the Sonic Boom animated series. You can check out the launch trailer below and download the game from iOS by clicking here:

An Android release is also due but there’s no word on a release date outside of “coming soon”.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Heading to PS4 in Japan

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

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Phantasy Star Online 2 is making the big move from PC to console in Japan next year.

A PS4 version is currently in the works but there’s no word on whether this will be a boxed product or a free-to-play download like the PC version. Other MMORPGs that have seen PS4 release like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have been sold as a boxed product but this game works on a subscription service with the purchase of a boxed copy essentially signing you up for 30 days.

There is still no word on a Western release for Phantasy Star Online 2 on either PC or PS4. There was a glimmer of hope when the IP block on the Southeast Asian version was removed but this was only temporary. SEGA have still yet to announce any sort of cancellation either.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Phantasy Star Online 2 Western IP Block Returns, PSO2 Fans Weep

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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After an exciting few days of the Western world finally being able to access Phantasy Star Online 2, the IP block that previously kept the West out of the game has returned.

The IP block was removed in order to help alleviate stress on the servers for South East Asia IPs as these regions have been suffering from connection issues and maintenance needed to be done without the IP block to help resolve this. Players in the Western world are now being met with connection errors when they try to access the PSO2 servers.

This is obviously a huge blow to Western fans of the franchise because despite there being this English version of the game available to play for South East Asian IPs, there is still no official confirmation of the game being made available to Western users. The removal of the IP block felt like the first step into this direction but sadly it was not to be.

Hopefully these events have helped SEGA recognise how much of following the franchise still has in the West. All we can hope is that this whole ordeal makes an official Western release even more likely. Always believe!

[Source: Niche Gamer]

Surprise! Phantasy Star Online 2 Western IP Lock Removed

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Is this the year of dreams coming true for SEGA fans? The Western IP lock for the English version of Phantasy Star Online 2 has been removed. The game was previously exclusive to South East Asia IPs.

It is currently unknown as to why this has been done so please be cautious while downloading the game. The IP block might be restored at some point but it’s unclear at this time.

Click here to go to the game’s official website and download the game. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a free-to-play MMORPG so if your PC can handle it you have no excuse not to give it a try.

Please be aware that because this is the South East Asia version of the game, the English translation isn’t the best. However the game is playable if you can excuse this.

Yakuza 5, Shenmue 3 and now Phantasy Star Online 2. Always believe!

[Source: Rice Digital]

Suddenly a Sonic Dash Sequel Appears

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom has been surprise-launched for Android devices.

The sequel to Hardlight’s Sonic Dash takes its visual influence from the recent Sonic Boom animated series. The complete list of features as taken from the Google Play store can be seen below:

The dazzling sequel to SEGA’s hit endless runner, SONIC DASH. Featuring the cast and world of the new TV series, SONIC BOOM.

New and amazing 3D worlds, challenges and game play. Play as Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sonic’s new friend, Sticks. Let’s do this!
SONIC DASH 2 FEATURES
– RACE with up to three characters in new Team Play mode! Swap runners mid-race to earn high scores
– UNLEASH new special powers – Amy’s Hammer, Knuckle’s Jump Up & Slam attack, Sonic’s even faster Dash, and more
– CONQUER new obstacles and badnicks
– DASH on new fast-paced tracks in and above the beautiful Sonic Boom world
– MASTER new Swing & Tilt gameplay with the super charged Enerbeam; tilt your device to swing the runner towards the rings and orbs
– COLLECT, evolve, and run with new magical Sprites
– EARN special prizes in new Events and Daily SEGA Challenges

Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom is free-to-play and available to download from the Google Play store for Android devices right now.

Sonic Runners Worldwide Launch on June 25th

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

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The worldwide launch date for Sonic Runners has finally been confirmed!

The iOS and Android downloadable endless-runner from Sonic Team will launch worldwide on June the 25th. The game had previously only been available in Canada and Japan from February this year.

Sonic Runners is free-to-play (AKA free-to-download with in-game microtransactions).

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

SEGA Releases Dragon Coins in the West

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

SEGA’s Japanese iOS game Dragon Coins has been brought to the Western iOS App Store and Android Google Play Store. The game is free to download but those dreaded in-app purchases rear their head in the form of coin purchases. £6.99 gets you a sack of coins (snigger) and £2.99 gets you a bag.

The previously Japanese exclusive mobile game is a strange hybrid of Pokemon-esque RPG monster battling and those 2p machines you see down the arcade.

Check out the launch trailer below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Sonic Dash Now Free-to-Play, More Daily Challenges Added

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Sonic Dash for iOS is now free-to-play. The endless running iOS game can now be downloaded from the App Store for the grand old price of nothing and now includes a new series of daily challenges that will yield prizes like red star rings and new characters.

[Source: SEGA Blog]

Kingdom Conquest II Holding an Easter Event

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Free-to-play iOS and Android MMORPG Kingdom Conquest II is hosting an Easter event. Players can raise their own easter bunny monster and receive special prizes. Full details can be found here.

The event runs from 28/3/2013 until 4/4/2013.

Don’t forget SEGA host a heap of helpful guides for Kingdom Conquest II which you can find by clicking here.

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