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PhantasyStar Online 2 Global Announces Episode5
Episode 5 UpdateLaunches September 30th; The Sakura Wars “Sakura Memories”Collaboration Begins Today!
Tokyo,September 16, 2020 – SEGA today announced their popularfree-to-play online action RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2(Global), will receive a free content update, Episode 5, onSeptember 30. In addition, The Sakura Wars AC Scratch TicketCollaboration, “Sakura Memories”, begins today.
“Hot off theheels of our Episode 4 content update in August comes the next chapterin the rich saga of Phantasy Star Online 2,” announced Fred White fromPSO Team Global. “A continued storyline with new areas to explore,spectacular new enemies, a fun new type of quest called Buster Quests,and an increased level cap give our players lots to do in thisexpansion. And to help new players just joining the PSO2 worlds,starting today we’re running the ‘Road to Episode 5’ in-game event tohelp them get up to speed quickly.”
In Episode 5,following the aid of those on Earth, players discover a mysteriousportal that leads to another dimension, called “Omega.” This world seemsdriven purely by fantasy, a world of swords and magic instead oftechnology and science. The two worlds are in direct contrast with eachother, and as the story progresses, players will frequently move betweenthem while observing the strange similarities these worlds share.Simultaneously, a mysterious woman who calls herself “Alma” appears, andshe seems to have information about Omega and–strangely–aboutARKS.
Episode 5brings a lot of new content and features including increasing the playerlevel cap to 90, new ARKS missions and areas to explore, new enemytypes, new quest types with new rewards, new seasonal events, newAlliance Quarters, and more. Photon Art and Technique levels willincrease, and additional Photon Art, Techniques, and Battle Arenaweapons will be added.
To celebratethe new content update, Phantasy Star Online 2 ishosting a “Roadto Episode 5” event in-game starting today. Players can visit thegame for login bonuses 9/16-9/29 for a chance at receiving up to3,500,000 EXP, up to 300 SG, and an Augment Transfer Pass.
A contest wasalso announced – the “Roadto Episode 5 Twitter & Facebook Giveaway“. Participants can helpwin some great prizes for the entire community.
Xbox Game PassUltimate Members will receive a Lillipan Suit AND an Arkuma Suit forfree as part of the Episode5 Update Bonus.
Also startingtoday, ARKS can join the Flower Division in the newest AC Scratch Ticketcollaboration, SakuraMemories, based on the Sakura Wars series! The AC ScratchTicket Collaboration will let players roam a newly-landscaped ship lobbywith gorgeous blooming cherry blossoms. Available in-game items for thisexclusive event include new outfits and uniforms of key Sakura Warscharacters, emotes and weapon camos.
SakuraWars is a Japanese steampunk franchise developed and published bySEGA. The first game was released in 1996 and has had five sequels andnumerous spin-offs with over 4.5 million copies sold.
Phantasy StarOnline 2 players are invited to join together online toexplore numerous worlds with friends and experience PSO2’s unparalleledaction combat and character customization. Choosing from four uniqueraces and nine classes, players can join forces with up to eleven otheroperatives at a time to experience unforgettable battles and bossfights.
The globalversion of Phantasy Star Online 2 includesfully localized text and character voices in English. In addition to theimmersive original PSO2 story, the global version also features themost-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from theJapanese service. Players can take a break from questing by playing oneof the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters,competing in the new ARKS League or attending all-new live stage events.And they can do all of this with friends on both PC and Xbox One thanksto cross-platform play.
More fun andsurprises are in store for ARKS in 2020 — details can be foundat https://pso2.com/.For additional up-to-the-minute details and updates, players canfollow @play_PSO2 onTwitter, @PSO2Official onFacebook and @play_pso2 onInstagram.
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AboutPhantasy Star Online 2
Embark on anever-ending assortment of missions with fellow operatives andexperience unparalleled character customization and action RPG combat,completely free to play. Explore numerous worlds with a party of up tofour friends or exclusive multiparty areas where up to twelve playerscan play simultaneously! Download one of Japan’s greatest action RPG’snow for FREE on Xbox One and PC.
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