Sega has announced a Japanese release date just a few days after the announcement: December 25, 2008 http://phantasystar.sega.jp/pszero/ Nice Christmas present! The game will let up to four players battle online in the game together using wifi. It will have pictochat-like functions to chat while playing. Note that the game IS NOT A MMORPG, but is a regular RPG that four players can play together in. Think of it in regards to Mario Kart DS. That's pretty close to release actually. I REALLY hope this comes to the US. It probably will. I think all other Phantasy Star games have IIRC. A few screens: I hope to get a router for my home sometime soon, so I might join in online with you GBAtempers sometime!