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Published on April 26th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Here’s Your First Look at Phantasy Star Online 2

Yesterday PSO-World uncovered a wealth of new details on Phantasy Star Online 2 including a trailer and a lot of high-quality images. Last year it was announced during TGS 2010.

PSO 2 will be released as part of the celebration for Phantasy Star Online‘s 10th anniversary. Yes, it really has been ten years since SEGA and Sonic Team released the world’s first online RPG on a console.

I still remember my first time playing the game. I was blown away by the incredible graphics and amazing boss battles. The fight with the dragon still ranks high on my “Best Boss Fights of All Time” list. It was a game that encouraged and rewarded cooperation. It crossed the language barrier by allowing people from across the world to mingle together in one game and chat-no other game had been so successful.

So far, most detail is rumor and speculation. But word says this game being not only shown at E3 2011, but possibly playable as well. The release date isn’t certain, but signs point to a possible 2012 Japan launch. I’ve also received word that the game is currently PC-only, with no news on a console version.

Check out the first batch of screen shots and a gameplay trailer below:

Check out more, higher-resolution images by visiting the official website: PSO 2 Official Website

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Video game journalist since 2006, and gaming since he was old enough to use an Atari joystick. Follow me: @Cam_is_16bit

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