It seems that Sega’s continued support of Phantasy Star Online 2 will not take a break for the holidays as the title is set to receive a Christmas themed update later this month.

According to the Phantasy Star Online Blog, Sega will deck the halls with a Christmas event for the online-rpg which will begin on December 15th, 2013, and end on January 15th, 2014. The update will also come with new “scratch items”, which might just be the perfect gift for Phantasy Star fans.

Additionally a new multi-party emergency quest will also also be introduced on December 18th. The mission will have a heavy focus on defensive strategy as players will be tasked with defending three towers from an invasion of Darkers, who will attack in increasingly large waves based on the progression of the quest. Furthermore the mission also comes packing new enemies and Photon Arts.

Happy Holidays Phantasy Star Online 2.

Watch the trailer below:





Sega have released a new opening cinematic for Phantasy Star Online 2 that revolves around the Mining Base Defense challenge content coming later this year.

The soon to be added mode has a supreme focus on difficulty, as up to twelve players will attempt to defend the aforementioned Mining Base from menacing waves of “Darkers”. The trailer itself takes a stylistic approach to conveying the desert action found in the horde-like add-on.

Mining Base Defense will be added to Phantasy Star Online 2 on December 18th..

Watch the trailer below:


We have bad news for hopeful Phantasy Star fans as news is trickling out that Phantasy Star Online 2 will not be compatible with PS VITA TV according to a reported Sega announcement. Additionally no information was given about potential support in the future nor as to the reasoning of the incompatibility.

While it is highly unlikely fans in the West were to see the game at all, this is still bad news for many of the PSO fans across the globe; especially given the marketing campaign that both Sony and Sega have put together  to promote the game.

The Vita Lounge with have more as this story progresses.