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Ambition of Illuminus US pricing and release official, PC/PS2 owners boned
Crushinator
post Oct 26 2007, 11:21 AM
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The offical date of the expansion is Nov 20th (I think we already knew that though) and the PC/PS2 price is $39.95, but it will offered as a downloadable expansion on XBL for only $20 (1600 MS fun bucks). I knew we shoulda moved to the Xbox one! beigelaugh.gif

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SEGA REVEALS DETAILS OF PHANTASY STAR UNIVERSE: AMBITION OF THE ILLUMINUS Xbox 360 Expansion Pack for the Epic Sci-Fi Action RPG Soon to be Available for Download Via Xbox Live®

SAN FRANCISCO (October 25, 2007) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today released details for Phantasy Star™ Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®2 computer entertainment system and for PC. Phantasy Star™ Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus is an expansion to the epic sci-fi action role-playing game, Phantasy Star Universe, and will be available on November 20, 2007. The Xbox Live download will be available for 1600 Microsoft Points/$20 USD and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC versions will be available at retailers across North America for $39.95 USD.

Whether tackling quests online with a party of up to six adventurers, or fighting through the next chapters of the exciting online story missions from the original game, Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus enables gamers to experience the wonders of the Gurhal System through the eyes of a personalized avatar. The expansion pack allows gamers to experience an even richer and more varied Phantasy Star experience. Players will explore exciting new levels, such as the Ruins of Old Rozenom City and the subterranean Granigs Mines, where they will encounter new and more powerful enemy types and bosses, and master additional versatile class types.

The expansion further enriches the online Phantasy Star Universe experience with newly created and enhanced gameplay and customization features. Players can commune in new and expanded lobby areas filled with colorful decorations and music, including the new Casino Voloyal where roulette and slots can earn players special casino-only items. Character and weapon customization is even deeper with the introduction of new weapon types, armor, Photon Arts, and clothing. Also, each Guardian's individual Room is upgraded with far greater options for customization.

Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus continues the exciting single-player action-RPG storyline as a new Human Fundamentalist group, known as the Illuminus, disrupts the peaceful Gurhal System throwing the Gurhal Government into chaos. Using their custom-made Guardian, players embark upon a series of missions where they will meet familiar characters like Ethan Waber from Episode 1 and others including GUARDIAN instructor Laia Martinez from Episode 2.

Since its introduction in 1988, Phantasy Star has revolutionized the RPG genre by creating new standards through innovative gameplay, as well as being the first console RPG to offer an online experience in Phantasy Star Online. This new installment also expands the popular online adventure of its predecessor and continues the quest for peace in the Gurhal System.

Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus is rated "T" by the ESRB. For art and assets, please visit http://segapr.segaamerica.com. Online play requires a subscription, for more detailed information, please go to the official website at www.phantasystaruniverse.com. Please note that the Xbox 360 download requires the original Phantasy Star Universe game.



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DarkEpyon
post Oct 26 2007, 11:23 AM
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Good to see it come straight from the horse's... err, the hedgehog's mouth.


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:01 PM
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Can we still torrent the PC version?
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Crushinator
post Oct 26 2007, 02:38 PM
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Maybe? beigelaugh.gif Anyone with the JP version know if the CD needs a registration key, or does it just install like the original PSU did?


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:44 PM
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The original JP version already had an access key. That's why it surprised me that the US version didn't.
The JP expansion had a key also. From the looks of it, I don't think we'll have a key for the US expansion. But who knows?


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Angel of Enders
post Oct 31 2007, 08:59 AM
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Tried to reserve the game at my local E.B Games but the dude told me it wasn't even in his database for PS2. I know the dude so I knew he wasn't making it up. So looks like I'm ordering the game online and paying around 50 bucks since I'm gonna be ordering next day shipping naturally.

God Damnit.


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post Oct 31 2007, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE(Angel of Enders @ Oct 31 2007, 09:59 AM) *
Tried to reserve the game at my local E.B Games but the dude told me it wasn't even in his database for PS2. I know the dude so I knew he wasn't making it up. So looks like I'm ordering the game online and paying around 50 bucks since I'm gonna be ordering next day shipping naturally.

God Damnit.

There were similiar problems of people reserving the expansion for the PS2. Some guy over at PSO-W said it was under a different name or something. Like instead of "Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus" its listed as "PSU: Ambition of the Illuminus" or some other variation. So I'd check with that before doing any ordering online.


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post Nov 2 2007, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE(donkeybeatz @ Oct 31 2007, 10:09 AM) *
QUOTE(Angel of Enders @ Oct 31 2007, 09:59 AM) *
Tried to reserve the game at my local E.B Games but the dude told me it wasn't even in his database for PS2. I know the dude so I knew he wasn't making it up. So looks like I'm ordering the game online and paying around 50 bucks since I'm gonna be ordering next day shipping naturally.

God Damnit.

There were similiar problems of people reserving the expansion for the PS2. Some guy over at PSO-W said it was under a different name or something. Like instead of "Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus" its listed as "PSU: Ambition of the Illuminus" or some other variation. So I'd check with that before doing any ordering online.


Alright cool. I'll look into that.


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