Another title announced during the Xbox Games Showcase, which also happens to be making its way to the Nintendo Switch in 2021 is Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. According to Xbox Wire, this is the “latest entry” in the PSO2 universe – although, it’s also been described as an “update” by Sega.
The bad news is this free-to-play game remains exclusive to Japan on this particular platform. This is all because the Nintendo version is cloud-based. It follows on from the release of Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud on the hybrid system in 2018.
New Genesis celebrates the 20th anniversary of the series and is an overhaul of PSO2 – with improved game design, gameplay, and a graphics engine that’s been completely reworked. At the same time, it promises to keep all the “time-tested” elements intact – to ensure it offers a familiar online action-RPG experience players know and love.
Above is an English trailer for the North American release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. Would you like to see Sega somehow get this up and running on the Switch in the west? Have you played the second game? Tell us down below.