Phantasy Star Online 2 for the Vita is as Good as the PC Version

Back before the release of Phantasy Star Online 2 on the PC, one of its main selling points was that it would eventually be released on the PlayStation Vita as well. Now, nearly a year after the game's PC launch, this has finally come to pass. And while the Vita version of the game remains largely identical, it is the… » 3/08/13 8:00am 3/08/13 8:00am

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In…

2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions): » 2/07/13 8:00am 2/07/13 8:00am

Developers Of These Free Games Aren't Looking for Quick, Easy Cash

Free to play. Free. To. Play. Sounds good, but watch the fine print. With most games these days, when something is free, you tend to get what you pay for. Generally, you'll end up getting a fraction of the actual game with the rest being either unattainable or incredibly hard to get to without pulling out your credit… » 12/06/12 7:30am 12/06/12 7:30am

The Most Amazing Place to Play Phantasy Star Online 2 in Japan

An internet cafe in Tokyo's Takadanobaba is rolling out a Phantasy Star Online 2 "Arks Briefing Room", which available for hourly rent. According to 4Gamer, the space is decked out with four, pricey Emperor 1510 gaming chairs, ALIENWARE Aurora ALX computers, and slick displays. Stunning. » 10/23/12 5:00am 10/23/12 5:00am

Phantasy Star Online 2's Character Creator Brings Sci-Fi Anime…

Like most MMOs, Phantasy Star Online 2 » 7/31/12 6:00am 7/31/12 6:00am comes with a robust character creator. And with its sci-fi setting, it's perfect for making all sorts of futuristic characters. I, for one, made Kotaku's very own anthropomorphic avatar, Kotaku-tan, as my character.

If You're Going to Make a Game Free-to-Play, At Least Let People Play It

Over the past few weeks, we here at Kotaku East » 7/27/12 8:00am 7/27/12 8:00am have taken a look at several of Japan's newest free-to-play titles. First was , a PS3 third-person shooter that was based around a six versus six game of capture the points. Second was the Vita title , which mixed co-op dungeon crawling with 4X strategy gameplay. The…

Phantasy Star Online 2 is Fun, Frantic, and Free-to-Play

These days the net is overflowing with free-to-play MMORPGs. But even before free-to-play MMORPGs were a thing, there was Phantasy Star Online » 7/27/12 7:00am 7/27/12 7:00am. This online-RPG graced consoles and PCs alike in the early 2000s and proved to be the most popular game of its kind in Japan (until hit stores in 2002). Now, over a decade…

See This Fast-Paced, Free-to-Play MMORPG in Action

Back at the turn of the millennium, Sega released the first MMORPG for consoles, Phantasy Star Online » 7/27/12 6:00am 7/27/12 6:00am. Over the next decade it went from Dreamcast to GameCube to Xbox to PC. Now twelve years later, Sega has finally released the sequel, Phantasy Star Online 2, free on the Japanese PC.

Can't Wait For Phantasy Star Online 2? Here's How to Play the Japanese…

Phantasy Star Online was a trail blazer of a game, bringing the MMORPG experience to home consoles for the first time. Starting on the Dreamcast, it later had releases on the Xbox, GameCube and PC. Less than a month ago, its sequel Phantasy Star Online 2 was released as a free-to-play MMORPG on PCs. It will be released … » 7/24/12 7:00am 7/24/12 7:00am

Phantasy Star Online 2 Bravely Ventures Westward in 2013

The latest chapter in the epic online space fantasy action role-playing series is marching its Humans, Newmen and robotic CAST slowing across the ocean, as Sega announces a Western release for Phantasy Star Online 2 in 2013. » 7/09/12 8:30am 7/09/12 8:30am