Phantasy Star Online 2, Portable 2 Infinity coming?

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    Also, SEGA has registered the domain name "pso2.jp" which probably means Phantasy Star Online II, a sequel to the Dreamcast/Gamecube/Xbox/PC orginal, perhaps?
     
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    Guessing that's what they meant about a new PS game...
    Since PSU is dead in the US, minus the 360 server. PSU is the next PSOBB.
    But, PSO2? Very intrigued....
     
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    Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity is confirmed in this week's Famitsu, it'll add a new "Episode 2" to it, similar to what they did with the first Phantasy Star Online. Also worth mentioning is that it includes a 10th anniversary logo *hint hint*.
     
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    I'm excited but hesitant at the same time. You know they'll release something that includes both versions of PSO2 on the same disc. (Ala EP1+2 release)
     
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    Maybe the "pso2" is PS0 (zero) 2?
    Since PS0 is kinda a "prequel" to PSO, they can make a sequel, but i doubt it.
     
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    PSO2, if announced will probably be a sequel to PSO, not PS0.
     
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    I just hope they don't kill it like PSU, PSZ and PSP1.

    Also no card game please thanks.

    Don't want another disaster like Ep3.
     
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    I had a big orgasm while reading that.

    For the Phantasy Star Portable veterans, the game offers a new difficulty level. Similar to PSP2, when heading off on a mission, you visit a Mission Counter to select the mission and difficulty. In PSP2 Infinity, you can select a new fifth difficulty, marked as a red infinity mark and known as "Infinity Rank."

    The game will also include a new "reincarnation" or "rebirth" feature. Through this system, characters who have been raised to a certain level can have their level reset to 1, while keeping their parameters unchanged. Your characters stop rising in level at 200, so using this system, you can build up stronger characters.

    You can head off on missions with the characters you receive in this fashion. The "mission codes" include such things as "mission where the rare item drop rate is high" and "mission where a dragon appears." You can combine multiple mission codes to get a new mission code.

    Core Phantasy Star Portable players will also likely appreciate the new screenshot feature. Press select, and you'll enter into Screenshot Mode. A camera icon appears on screen. Press start, and you'll snap and save a pic of the action.

    In the original PSP2, when playing online, you selected fellow players from a list. In PSP2 Infinity, you'll make use of a PSO-like visual lobby, where you move your character around a virtual world and directly search for partner players while conversing. Helping out here is a new chat interface that looks like something out of a cell phone.

    Infinity will also feature some Phantasy Star Online monsters. PSP2 had PSO monsters as well, but you can expect more this time, including such beasts as Garason and Chaos Bringer.

    Less specifically, Famitsu hints at a big connection between Episode 2's story and Phantasy Star Online.

    Sega seems to be putting a whole lot of effort into Infinity, but there's good reason for that. The game is due for Winter release, which could place it up against such major multiplayer releases as Lord of Arcana, God Eater Burst and, of course, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.[/p]