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Phantasy Star Universe hits Xbox 360 in '06

An update to Sega's seminal Phantasy Star series has been announced: Phantasy Star Universe. The title will be released on multiple platforms, including the PlayStation 2, PC, and--notably--the Xbox 360. With full Xbox Live support, Sega of America's VP of marketing says, "gamers can enjoy a fantasy role-playing experience of unprecedented depth both online with their friends, and offline in the robust single-player game."

While the PS2 version will undoubtedly prove very popular, the integration of Xbox Live in the 360 release will provide the seamless experience that the ambitious Phantasy Star Online never quite accomplished on it's various platforms, including on the Dreamcast. Like that title, it will have "two complete RPG experiences": a 40-hour single-player action adventure, and an online multiplayer component supporting up to six players.

Phantasy Star Universe is scheduled for release this Fall, offering the Xbox 360 another strategic weapon in the upcoming holiday console wars.

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4-19-2006 @ 1:07PM

Sense said...

Oh God, sweet Jesus!

My prayers have been answered. I haven't heard news this good in a long, long time.

I hope the single player campaign is up to snuff. I've been jonesing for new Phantasy Star since the Genesis. PSO was addictive as hell, but I'd like a return to a real storyline.



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4-19-2006 @ 1:18PM

Modeps said...

I really hope the multiplayer aspect is very close to PSO. I loved that game on the DC / GCN / XBX


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4-19-2006 @ 2:05PM

Jake said...

There goes what free time I have. Spent in excess of 140hrs on the Dreamcast version...that's 140hrs were no phone calls would be coming in! :-p


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4-21-2006 @ 12:35AM

ASurroca said...

Man, I bought the broadband adapter for the DreamCast just for PSO!

Fall 2006? Maybe I'll be done with all the side-quests in Elder Scrolls IV by then LOL


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