Articles and Blog Postings about Phantasy Star Portable 2 this week.
Terada posted some photo leaks of upcoming items you can obtain in Phantasy Star Portable 2. This includes an outfit from Reanbel (US: Leanne), a character in the upcoming game, End of Eternity (US: Resonance of Fate). Apparently due to copyright issues, the name was changed, yet for some reason every main character has a different name in Japanese and English .
Can’t Touch This… yet…
From the same game, another tie-in item known as “Anchor King” was released with a free product code for the Playstation Store. Originally this card was given out during Jump Festa 2010. Sadly this item isn’t available to everyone, you have to attend Little Wing Grand Prix to get it. They will only give it out until March 13th, 2010. They plan to release this item as DLC at an unknown future date.
Hatsune Miku is back, this time for her VN02 outfit which was noticeably missing in the Vision Phone passwords.
The release date for these items are unknown.
1/13/10 Due to a bug within the mission data that prevents some players from advancing, Toro and Kuro mission should be downloaded again. This mission is patched automatically when connecting to Internet Multimode.
1/13/10 Players were banned for breaking rules that forbid you from displaying violent, harassing, and slanderous behavior to other players. Bans were also sent out for behavior that is deemed sexual in nature or goes against public moral standards.
If this game were to be localized in English, I do wonder how Sega of America will enforce these rules. They are pretty loose on Phantasy Star Universe rules, you really had to go out of the way for to get banned for harassment.
A chart showing Internet Multimode player levels as of January 2010.
Wings of Universe
Wings of Universe, Phantasy Star Portable 2′s official soundtrack was released the other day. The CD includes 40 songs. You can view the track list on Shougai PSO. I haven’t heard many new songs while playing this game. So far the new music doesn’t stand on it’s own like it does in PSZero. Like any Phantasy Star Universe game, they’ll play Mystery (Mistery) over and over and over.
Missing Panties Again? Almost!
Stop making her bow you perverts!
A while back, Kotaku posted an article linking to a Japanese blogger in which a certain female outfit makes it appear as if she no panties underneath. Terada recalls a little story about the “Santa Dress”. Immediately after the final data was complete and sent to testers, they reported back that there were polygons missing for the panties. Of course they had to get that fixed pronto! Strangely enough, Terada reports the Santa Dress is one of the most popular DLC items. Gee I wonder why… (Pretty much all Japanese bloggers including Shougai PSO posted the Bow action so they can see up their character’s skirt…)
Little Wing Grand Prix Update
Sakai posted some tidbits about the Little Wing Grand Prix. The Little Wing Grand Prix is an nationwide event in Japan where two players play through a customized challenge mission solely for the event. The details on what each class can use and the layout of the mission can be seen here. This includes the medal which apparently is an actual medal, and not the room item equivalent.
After the event meeting was over, he shook hands with almost everyone and became teary eyed. Well it’s nice to see that he has an emotional connection to his game.
I found it funny to read about parents and their kids in a tag team. Yes, Japan takes gaming seriously.
Locally we have our own PSU tournament, The Great Gurhalian Cup II, hosted by Edward. If PSP2 gets localized we’d like to see Sega Of America hold events like this across America, not just limited to the internet.
Making life suck for everyone, Fake Vision Phone Passwords are circulating. I guess you could see these as “Dream Collaborations” or pranks anonymous likes to spread around. For now, no official announcement has been made between Monster Hunter weapons, and various celebrity posters.
Rie’s Repca Repca?
Who is Rie Tanaka? And you call yourself Otaku! On her blog she writes how she discovered a person using the character name in whom she voice acted. She found out that you can wear “replica” outfits of the main characters from Phantasy Star Universe. Karen Repca (カレン・レプカ) was recently released in the Wandering Interstellar Peddler 2 mission. With just 3 Photon Boosters and 12 Photon Crystals, you can get other replica outfits of various PSU characters. Why not try wearing Hyuga, Maya, Lou, Curtz, and Vivienne’s repca outfits!
Of course everyone asks where you can get Photon Boosters, and for now you can randomly obtain them by S ranking “Toro and Kuro’s” mission, or playing the “Fanta Quiz Battle” where you must answer questions related to Fanta in Japanese of course!