Phantasy Star Universe
Since the announcment that PSU would be arriving on the 360, I have been wanting to expand on its coverage in my blog, so starting with this introduction, look for continuing stories and article on PSU. Thanks to PSO-World.com for being the source for my information:
Phantasy Star Universe, also referred to as ‘PSU’, is a new, full length adventure in the Phantasy Star series. PSU is said to provide a full-featured offline RPG experience, with an estimated 40+ hours of gameplay. In addition, it will have a massive online game mode as well, allowing players to team up with friends and adventure throughout PSU’s three major planets. Scheduled to release sometime in late 2006 or Q1 2007 on the Xbox 360, it is sure to be a completely new and fun experience. From the SEGA.com PSU Webpage:
The long awaited new title in the beloved Phantasy Star series is on its way! Phantasy Star Universe delivers a rich, ever evolving world and will provide hours of entertainment to both online and offline RPG enthusiasts. Single-player fans will embark on an offline quest as Ethan Waber, a 17-year old cadet intent on saving his sister from an invasion of mysterious life forces called THE SEED. While online players will create their own characters from a range of races, and then set off to explore all three planets in the Grarl solar system. Fans will travel with a squad of other adventurers, enter urban sprawls teeming with hundreds of other players, and build their avatars into powerful warriors.
- Three enormous planets to explore. A gigantic overworld and more than 20 enormous dungeons are featured.
- All-new enemies to fight. Along with a brand-new roster of standard opponents, there are more than 15 major bosses to challenge.
- Player-controlled vehicles. Players no longer need to travel everywhere by foot, adding a new dimension to exploration.
- The best online Phantasy Star experience to date. Features a game world that will evolve with new content over the course of several years.
Tune in next time as we look more at the story and backdrop of PSU.