Here’s What We Know About Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis So Far

Sega just unveiled a crapton of info and new gameplay of its upcoming JRPG rebirth-slash-update to its free-to-play MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2, that’s going under the full moniker Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. 

Here’s a quick recap:

-The game features new actions on the field like dash, double-jumping, and gliding, which helps in making traversal fun.

-The game’s healing system has changed; you can find healing nodes out in the field to keep your health restored while you’re on the move.

-In New Genesis, you can move between areas seamlessly and not via stage transitions. The game features an open field and a dynamic weather system that changes and probably affects enemies, areas, and player characters.

New Genesis features three classes so far: Hunter, Ranger, and Force user. Combat-wise, most classes have 5-combo attacks, with the 5th attack being as powerful as a Photon Art.

Check out the gameplay walkthrough below, especially the incredibly epic party battle and boss fight at 14:14. English recording via HDKirin.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will be out for PC and Xbox Series X in 2021.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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