Phantasy Star Online 2 Releasing on Switch in Japan

After yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, your gaming social media feeds are probably full of memes about Mario nipples and jack-diesel King Dedede. But there’s one thing that’s absent from the Western Nintendo Direct: a Phantasy Star Online 2 Switch version, which was announced during the Japanese presentation.

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The Switch edition of the MMORPG is called Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud, which appears to reference the use of cloud server technology in order to download the game according to this writer’s extremely rudimentary understanding of the announcement trailer.

Sega has yet to confirm any plans to make the game available outside of Japan – a practice that is likely very familiar to series devotees – as of this story’s writing. It should be noted that the Nintendo Switch is a region-free system and previous versions of PSO2 apparently did not have an IP block. Whether that will hold true for a cloud-streamed edition of the MMO is not immediately clear, however.

Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud will arrive to Japan sometime in 2018. The trailer can be seen below.

Our Thoughts

We’re with you, PSO fans. It appears that Sega just does not like getting money from people, so it’s not a surprise that series fans have strong reactions to the news. But hey, Western Switch owners are getting a MOBA. So…yay?

Sources: Siliconera via Eurogamer, YouTube

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