SEGA Japan has announced a release date for Phantasy Star Online 2 for the PS4: the game will be released on April 20, 2016, in Japan. SEGA will be taking in a total of 50,000 beta testers between January 25 and February 15.
SEGA Announces Japanese Release of Phantasy Online 2 and Reborn: Episode 4
The Japanese game maker will be repackaging Phantasy Online 2 with the upcoming ‘Reborn: Episode 4’ update for PS4, PS Vita, and PC. There has been no news of a western release for either of these items, but Japanese gamers that buy the repackage bundle will also get in-game perks with both games.
Will Destiny Release Their Own PSO2 Copy Before April 20?
Destiny has often been called a Western version of Phantasy Online. It might be a bit of a stretch to call them the same game, but they have an awful lot of similarities. Many SEGA fans claim that Destiny piggybacks a lot of what made Phantasy Online unique and fun.
Comparisons between both games have been going around since Destiny was launched. At first, gamers were amused by the throwback it made to the PSO title. Now that Phantasy Star Online has gotten an official release date, it’s possible that Destiny catches up with a friendly copy for the West before Apri 20.
Similarities Between Destiny and Phantasy Star Online are Uncanny
Both games feature three playable races: human, altered human and robot. The titles also have three classes with specialties. Destiny has Hunter with Ranged Focus, Titan with Melee Focus and Warlock with ‘Magic’ Focus; PSO has Hunter with Melee Focus, Ranger with Ranged Focus and Force with ‘Magic’ Focus. Both games also feature four core playable areas, and all feature the same type of boss at the end.
Destiny Doesn’t Have Any Cake…
The games are similar even for small details like both games feature an ominous cloaked character that identifies unknown items and has a blade dancing fighting style/attack style. The one distinct difference between both games has got to be one thing: Destiny doesn’t have any cake vendors.
The Bungie-developed game has some time to bring some cake to the table. Phantasy Online 2 has been declared to feature 4 character types with four classes, so Destiny can also make plans to bring that into the next installment in the series, too.