Asiasoft Sets To Open English Service of Phantasy Star Online 2 !

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Thai Language Service to Open on 22 May 2014 with Early Access on 20 May 2014

Singapore and Bangkok, 15 May 2014 – Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”) today announced that the world’s first English service of Phantasy Star Online 2 will go live on 29 May 2014 for players residing in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Players who have activated their Beta keys will be able to access the server two days earlier on 27 May 2014.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Thai service, which features fully localized Thai in-game text, will commence its service on 22 May 2014 and its early access will start on 20 May 2014.

In early April 2014, Asiasoft kicked off Phantasy Star Online 2 Beta for both English and Thai services for players residing in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. The Beta was held as part of the launch preparation to monitor and to improve the game’s service and in-game performances. Prior to the beta, Asiasoft received over 100 thousand beta activation for both English and Thai services*, which was a record milestone for a regionally launched title by Asiasoft. During and after Beta, Asiasoft and SEGA have gathered significant data and information and now the two companies are working to improve the performance prior to the launch of the game in Southeast Asian countries. Asiasoft expects to receive additional 300 thousand new Phantasy Star Online 2 registrants during launch period of the game*. 

Developed by SEGA Corporation, Phantasy Star Online 2 is the sequel to the pioneer online Action RPG, the award winning Phantasy Star Online, which was released in 2000. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a Massively Multiplayer Action Online Role Playing Game (MMOARPG) where players get to experience revolutionary combat in an action-driven gameplay, to take a journey into an immersive sci-fi fantasy narrative and to explore mysterious worlds to unravel their secrets. As of early 2014, Phantasy Star Online 2 service in Japan has reached over 3 million registered IDs and 107 thousand concurrent users, both of which are two of the key milestones for online game in Japan.

For more information on Asiasoft’s English service of Phantasy Star Online and its upcoming launch activities, please visit the official website at<gp_link type=”http” loc=”//pso2.playpark.com”>http://pso2.playpark.com and its Facebook community page at<gp_link type=”https” loc=”//www.facebook.com/PSO2.EN”>https://www.facebook.com/PSO2.EN.

SEGA BRINGS NINE PLAYABLE GAMES TO PAX PRIME

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SAN FRANCISCO (August 9, 2012) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced a line-up of nine playable games, including one unannounced game, for this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. Alongside the company’s upcoming blockbuster franchise titles Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ and Aliens: Colonial Marines™, SEGA is also showing off several digital titles, including Double Fine’s The Cave™ and Hell Yeah!™ Wrath of the Dead Rabbit by indie developer Arkedo Studios. Phantasy Star Online 2, the popular multiplayer online role playing game which launched to more than 730,000 players in less than one month in Japan, will be making its Western debut at the show, and fans of the iconic blue hedgehog will also get to play the recently-announced HD version of Sonic Adventure™ 2.

SEGA’s full PAX line-up is below:

·         Aliens: Colonial Marines™
·         The Cave™
·         Hell Yeah!™- Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
·         Jet Set Radio™
·         NiGHTS into dreams… ™
·         Phantasy Star Online 2™
·         Sonic Adventure™ 2
·         Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
·         Unannounced digital title

SEGA’s games will be showcased in booths 242 and 252 at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington, from August 31 through September 2, 2012.

SEGA Officially Announces Western Release of PSO2 in 2013

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SEGA ANNOUNCES THE WESTERN RELEASE OF PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 SEGA’s Epic Free-to-Play Multiplayer Action RPG Coming to North America and Europe in Early 2013

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – July 9th, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd today announced that free-to-play multiplayer action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 will be coming to North America and Europe in 2013. For a first look at this new entry in the legendary Phantasy Star series, check out the official Phantasy Star Online 2 teaser site at http://www.pso2.com.

“Phantasy Star Online was a revolutionary game when it was released, and we want to make sure that its successor in the series is every bit as ambitious,” said Chris Olson, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We look forward to introducing Phantasy Star Online 2’s unique, easy-to-access multiplayer action to the rest of the world next year!”

“The number one thing we want to provide players in Phantasy Star Online 2 is an adventure that changes every time they log in. Just as great table-top RPG experiences revolve around imaginative and unexpected encounters, we want players to consistently be surprised as they explore dungeons and undertake quests,” added Satoshi Sakai, Phantasy Star Online 2 Producer at SEGA of Japan.

Over ten years have passed since the release of the boundary-breaking Dreamcast hit, Phantasy Star Online, and SEGA is poised to continue the Phantasy Star series’ multiplayer legacy on PCs worldwide with Phantasy Star Online 2. In the Year 238, the New Era of Light, players will join a new band of Arcs in the fight against mysterious D-Arkers, embarking on another epic adventure of infinite possibilities!

Phantasy Star Online 2’s features include:

Deep sci-fi fantasy universe filled with lush landscapes, extraordinary creatures, and epic adventures

Revolutionary real-time combat and third-person action with devastating combos and counters to master

Flexible, class-based leveling system that lets players define their own play-style with distinctive melee, ranged, and magic weapon types

Randomized dungeon maps and unexpected mid-quest encounters that ensure each quest is different for each player

Deep character creation system with a nearly limitless number of potential appearances

Three degrees of humanity to experience across three unique races: the versatile Humans, spiritually-powered Newmen, and artificial CAST

For more information about Phantasy Star Online 2, visit the official site at www.pso2.com.

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About SEGA® of America, Inc. SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at http://www.sega.com.

About SEGA® Europe Ltd. SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA’s global website site is located at http://www.sega.com.