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kyori
post Mar 17 2005, 01:50 AM
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post Mar 17 2005, 12:49 PM
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IGN posted additional information:

First off, platform. The magazine lists Phantasy Star Universe as being in development for the PC and PlayStation 2. It does not list any other platform, so we can presume that, in Japan at least, the game is coming to these two platforms alone.

Phantasy Star Universe is set in the Grail Star System, which consists of three planets, as Phantasy Star fans would expect. Players are thrown into the middle of a war that has spanned a vast time.

Unlike PSO, the game has main characters with names. Two characters have been revealed so far: Ewan Webber and Karen Ella. Both aspires to be members of a fighting force called the Guardian Force. Will they be accepted?

Unfortunately, the exact nature of Phantasy Star Universe is still somewhat of a mystery. It's definitely an RPG, and it definitely has an Online component, allowing players to adventure with friends. Jump doesn't reveal if the game is a massively multiplayer Online title, or if the Online play is more limited, as in Phantasy Star Online. Players will be able to travel back and forth between the three planets of the Grail system, adventuring through massive 3D fields on vehicles and taking on huge monsters along the way.

A good many questions still remain unanswered, but at least we now have some solid details on Sega's big return to Phantasy Star. We expect information to slowly be released as the game approaches its Winter Japanese release.


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Characters with names? Traveling between the Grail Star System? Vehicles? Winter release?
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My next game to import.

EDIT: Gamespot had similiar info but went in depth with the characters:

Phantasy Star Universe will take place throughout the Graal solar system, which consists of three planets and various races such as the Numans. After a century of peace following a lengthy period of war, civilization now faces an invasion from a new alien force named the SEED, which has begun attacking different colonies in space.

Two of the main characters will be Ethan Weaver and Karen Era. Fans may remember Ethan and Karen as the brown-haired youth who appeared in the trailer from the E3 presentation. The purple-haired Karen was also featured in the same but has since gone through some character design changes.

Ethan is a 17-year-old trainee at a planetary security organization named the Guardians, and Karen works as his instructor at the security organization. Ethan and Karen, along with some friends, are charged with the duty to protect humanity from the mysterious alien life forms.

Because Phantasy Star Universe has been promoted as a new installment to the Phantasy Star RPG series and has a solid storyline, it's a good bet that the game will play as a standalone title rather than an online game like Phantasy Star Online series.


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kyori   Phantasy Star Universe - PS2/PC bound!   Mar 17 2005, 01:50 AM
DJ_Donkey   AHHHH NEWS!! I don't really care what ...   Mar 17 2005, 02:15 AM
Riel   Some guy on the TeamXbox forums yesterday said it ...   Mar 17 2005, 06:45 AM
unitself   Wow.. interestng news. I am glad to see Xbox on th...   Mar 17 2005, 09:28 AM
Azrael   Ok,I'm now in anticipation. If it comes to it...   Mar 17 2005, 12:15 PM
kyori   QUOTE (unitself @ Mar 17 2005, 09:28 AM) Wow.. int...   Mar 17 2005, 12:21 PM
DJ_Donkey   IGN posted additional information: First off, pla...   Mar 17 2005, 12:49 PM
AC9breaker   All I can say and stuck thinking is ...   Mar 17 2005, 03:49 PM
Kazicht   QUOTE (AC9breaker @ Mar 17 2005, 03:49 PM)All...   Mar 17 2005, 04:09 PM
Zio   Great news definately! I'm not sure wh...   Mar 17 2005, 05:42 PM
Scan_Man   I'm will get for PC most def. I'm going to...   Mar 18 2005, 11:23 AM
Vitamin D   *Faints. Im so damn excited about this game! I...   Mar 18 2005, 11:42 AM
kyori   http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3138974&did=1 c...   Mar 21 2005, 09:30 PM
unitself   ARG! This makes me mad!!! Platform...   Mar 22 2005, 08:55 AM
Alisha   omfg [Can i have it] <--giddy like a school...   Mar 22 2005, 12:42 PM
kyori   PSU site is live! http://phantasystarunivers...   Mar 23 2005, 03:37 AM
DJ_Donkey   HOT DAMN! What a neat site. If that's th...   Mar 23 2005, 01:35 PM
Zio   GIB....NOW!   Mar 23 2005, 04:20 PM
Kazicht   QUOTE For those looking for more details, 1up.com...   Mar 23 2005, 06:19 PM
Wiryu   its just a shame that you have all suckered me int...   Mar 23 2005, 09:34 PM
Vitamin D   So beautiful...I'm DYING for this game to come...   Mar 24 2005, 02:56 AM
DarkEpyon   This game looks great so far. Can't wait to se...   Mar 25 2005, 05:54 AM
DivA   lol, i just realized that the 1-up online article ...   Mar 25 2005, 06:00 AM
DJ_Donkey   More pics. Not from EGM though. Comments? Loo...   Mar 25 2005, 03:05 PM
HC82   *Looks at pics* *skeet* Can't wait...   Mar 25 2005, 05:32 PM
Mute   @_@ NEED!   Mar 25 2005, 08:36 PM
DJ_Donkey   *steals more info* Credit to Nash from PSOW (which...   Mar 25 2005, 08:44 PM
DivA   ~dj, i am grateful for the wisdom you share.. ;D ...   Mar 25 2005, 09:07 PM
Kazicht   G'od, I don't even know what to say. Its l...   Mar 26 2005, 12:29 AM
DarkEpyon   Wow... this is better than I could've imagined...   Mar 26 2005, 07:02 AM
Riel   Wow thanks for the scans and info...the only thing...   Mar 26 2005, 07:15 AM
Zio   Yeah...no mags ;_; but the 6 string combo thing so...   Mar 26 2005, 09:29 AM
Alisha   awesomeness has left me speechless   Mar 26 2005, 12:43 PM
Woe   Looks pretty impressive. hurray for PC release.   Mar 26 2005, 02:22 PM
Azrael   Looks like it'll be pc for me. I can't wai...   Mar 26 2005, 08:09 PM
DarkEpyon   Of course, I doubt there would be an English-langu...   Mar 27 2005, 07:06 AM
Knightsword   For most of use it won't be a problem, but the...   Mar 27 2005, 05:42 PM
ZioII   one word: woot!   Mar 31 2005, 05:06 PM
Vitamin D   Wow...this game sounds better and better the more ...   Apr 3 2005, 02:38 PM
DarkEpyon   I can only imagine how many "well-endowed...   Apr 7 2005, 04:21 PM
DJ_Donkey   Alittle bit of info: SEGA officially announces new...   Apr 8 2005, 11:10 AM
DarkEpyon   This game's art style is very reminiscent of P...   Apr 8 2005, 12:30 PM
Dive   QUOTE (DarkEpyon @ Apr 7 2005, 04:21 PM) I can onl...   Apr 8 2005, 02:57 PM
DarkEpyon   Since I've played HUcast/HUnewearl/Warrior/Mon...   Apr 9 2005, 08:21 PM
DarkEpyon   New screens at the Magicbox to whet your appetites...   Apr 30 2005, 11:44 AM
DJ_Donkey   QUOTE (DarkEpyon @ Apr 30 2005, 11:44 AM) Heh...   Apr 30 2005, 02:26 PM
DJ_Donkey   OMFG!!! IGN Phantasy Star Universe Han...   May 11 2005, 09:26 PM
tanshin   my god that is awesome.   May 11 2005, 09:53 PM
Vitamin D   Holy. Shit.   May 11 2005, 10:20 PM
Kazicht   Oh man! I CANT HANDLE IT! I CANT HANNNDLLL...   May 12 2005, 04:24 AM
DarkEpyon   February can't get here fast enough!   May 12 2005, 04:25 AM
Riel   Looked great graphically and the character and ani...   May 12 2005, 05:42 AM
Knightsword   Looks good, can't wait for footage from the on...   May 14 2005, 08:10 PM
DJ_Donkey   New PSU trailer @ IGN PSU Best Trailer Not very lo...   May 15 2005, 11:52 PM
DJ_Donkey   Guys, guys, guys! Check out the new E3 trailer...   May 18 2005, 02:35 AM
Knightsword   Whoa... awesome...   May 18 2005, 04:06 AM
tanshin   wow, that's a nice trailer. it gave me goosebu...   May 18 2005, 06:52 AM
DarkEpyon   Those new videos are dead sexy. If there's ext...   May 18 2005, 07:03 AM
Bryn   Wow....just wow. I really like that there is a...   May 18 2005, 12:00 PM
Vitamin D   God this is TORTURE.   May 18 2005, 01:31 PM
Alisha   everytime i try to watch it some lame jeep video c...   May 19 2005, 05:22 PM
DJ_Donkey   That's just the ad that loads up. You have to ...   May 19 2005, 05:27 PM
Kazicht   It's gonna take me three days to create my cha...   May 19 2005, 07:22 PM
DarkEpyon   This blows the current PSO out of the water, that...   May 20 2005, 07:47 AM
DJ_Donkey   A bit long overdue but I'll post it anyway. Ga...   May 24 2005, 06:44 PM
Kazicht   Well I guess from that Gamepro article, 6 is the m...   May 24 2005, 07:21 PM
DJ_Donkey   The Official Site has been updated with some more ...   Jun 10 2005, 03:41 PM
Vitamin D   Damn...wish the release date wasn't so far off...   Jun 10 2005, 06:31 PM
DJ_Donkey   I think its time to check out the PSU site again. ...   Jul 15 2005, 04:33 PM
Kazicht   Wow, that be really awesome if HUcasts look like t...   Jul 15 2005, 07:48 PM
DarkEpyon   Oh man, those casts look awesome. Bah! Fuck th...   Jul 16 2005, 12:12 AM
Dive   Character Screens from the PSU Site. ...   Jul 16 2005, 01:01 AM
HC82   Damn, that's a pretty damn badass Cast there. ...   Jul 16 2005, 09:18 AM
unitself   hrm... I'm not so fond of the way the HUcast l...   Jul 16 2005, 11:05 AM
DarkEpyon   I sure hope so, seeing as how 'bots sort of go...   Jul 16 2005, 01:41 PM
AC9breaker   ==================================================...   Jul 16 2005, 09:11 PM
DJ_Donkey   I wonder if you can make the Beastmen look like Bl...   Jul 16 2005, 09:13 PM
HC82   Karen Erra Race: Newman Gender: Female Age: 17 Aff...   Jul 17 2005, 09:24 AM
Crushinator   Special abilities for Cast and Beast? I like the ...   Jul 17 2005, 01:41 PM
Vitamin D   Yeah this game's gonna be crazy. It's cool...   Jul 18 2005, 03:42 PM
AC9breaker   New update over at the PSU website pertaining tech...   Jul 30 2005, 08:20 AM
HC82   Well, that haduken thing is probably some sort of ...   Jul 30 2005, 06:05 PM
Alisha   new trailer :o click here   Aug 5 2005, 07:51 AM
Kazicht   That long/great sword fighting was hot! Remind...   Aug 5 2005, 08:38 AM
AC9breaker   Along with that new trailer the PSU site has also ...   Aug 5 2005, 03:43 PM
DJ_Donkey   QUOTE (Kazicht @ Aug 5 2005, 08:38 AM) That l...   Aug 5 2005, 07:46 PM
Woe   QUOTE (AC9breaker @ Aug 5 2005, 03:43 PM) Along wi...   Aug 6 2005, 06:27 AM
tanshin   Anyone know a semi-accurate release time on this y...   Aug 7 2005, 06:15 PM
AC9breaker   I think it was something like February 2006 Not su...   Aug 7 2005, 06:42 PM
Bryn   I looks like December 30, 2005 for Japan & Feb...   Aug 7 2005, 07:16 PM
DarkEpyon   Supposedly it's gonna be a "PC first, PS2...   Aug 7 2005, 11:32 PM
Dive   Here are some burning questions I know a lot of us...   Aug 7 2005, 11:55 PM
DJ_Donkey   Anyone seen that new character they have up (other...   Aug 12 2005, 08:22 AM
DarkEpyon   Yeah, she's a cast and her name's Lou. She...   Aug 12 2005, 08:31 AM
unitself   QUOTE (DarkEpyon @ Aug 12 2005, 08:31 AM) Looks li...   Aug 12 2005, 12:19 PM
Alisha   QUOTE (unitself @ Aug 12 2005, 12:19 PM) QUOTE (Da...   Aug 15 2005, 01:59 PM
Crushinator   Wasn't there some part of the PSO "mythol...   Aug 15 2005, 07:43 PM
Knightsword   In older phantasy star games, casts look mostly hu...   Aug 16 2005, 04:47 AM
DarkEpyon   Been like 11 years, but I believe the PS3 instruct...   Aug 16 2005, 07:15 AM
unitself   Well, regardless of what you guys think, here is a...   Aug 16 2005, 07:44 AM
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