Wednesday November 21, 2012 22:03

PSO2 Vita Releases Feb 28th, 2013; Closed Beta Test in January; December Update

Posted by Ricardo

Sakai updated with some more information about the PSO2 Vita package and PSO2 PC’s December update.

Today SEGA has officially announced they will be releasing the Japanese Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 on February 28th, 2013. In addition, there will be a Closed Beta Test starting mid January 2013.

Along with the release, PSO2 Vita will also be sold separately in a “SPECIAL PACKAGE” which includes several bonuses players can redeem. Just like the Windows PC version, PSO2 Vita will be Free to Play and Free to Download. The game will be supported through “Cash Items” players can optionally purchase. The PSVita version can play on the same servers as the PC version and will also share the same play data.

In mid January, the Vita version will have its own Closed Beta Test where players will be selected to participate. Those that make it will also receive special gifts for participating. Recruitment will take place through the PlayStation Store from your PlayStation Vita. Signups will start sometime early December. More details about the signup process will be revealed in the future.

Players participating in the Closed Beta Test will have to raise their characters from scratch. However, in the official version, those that play the PC version can use their same characters on the Vita version. Anyone that starts from the Vita version can switchover to the PC version at anytime.


PSVita Special Package

On February 28th, 2013, players can optionally purchase the PSO2 Vita Special Package version which includes several bonuses as listed below.

Playstation Vita Card + Item Codes

Item Codes

  • 8 Special Costumes (Choose only 2 out of the 8)
  • 3 Special Weapons
  • Original Mag Device
  • Little Wing Sticker
  • 2 Music Disks
  • 30 Day Premium Set
  • 1000 FUN ticket


  • 5229 Yen

Details about these Item Codes:

  • You can choose 2 out of the 8 default costumes from Phantasy Star Portable 2.
  • The three weapons represent the images of the Little Wing logo and Clad 6 colony.
  • The Mag Device is a depiction of “Emilia.”
  • You can use Little Wing stickers on your PSO2 character.
  • The music disks contains music from Phantasy Star Portable¬†


Screenshot of the lobby.


Party Screenshot.


PSO2 in December!

Our next update scheduled for December is titled “The Place Where Darkness Gathers(or we can shorten it to”Where Darkness Gathers”).

Since this update is 4GB in size, starting next week it will be split up. (You may have noticed there was a PSO2 Pre-downloader in the main installation directory.) Next week expect to see new information from news magazines regarding PSO2 es, PSO2 Vita, and PSO2 PC’s update in December.


30 Responses to PSO2 Vita Releases Feb 28th, 2013; Closed Beta Test in January; December Update


November 21st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

This package can be use with PC account ???


November 21st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Ricardo, you might want to correct something. According to the main teaser site, you can only choose 2 out of a selection of 8 costumes, not that you'll get all 8 costumes. Kinda a bummer really.

Mobile Ricardo

November 21st, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Guess I overlooked that. Thanks.


November 21st, 2012 at 10:59 pm

That's a nice box. Reminds me of the PSP2/i one.


November 21st, 2012 at 11:13 pm

@Ricardo: Np. It's quite a disappointment though. Was hoping we'd actually get all 8 costumes.


November 21st, 2012 at 11:52 pm

PSP, PSP2 and PSO2 Vita all share the same boxart setup.

A better observation would be that we haven't seen that enemy shown yet.


November 22nd, 2012 at 12:35 am

Remius, this Skeletal Dragon supposedly is in the game files already.


November 22nd, 2012 at 3:33 am

Lol Vita.


November 22nd, 2012 at 5:08 am

Bring it in the West Dammit, or the Vita will die


November 22nd, 2012 at 5:30 am

amiami sell it for 4330 yen (pre order price)


November 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 am

CAN'T TYPE FAST (I hope you remember the ad xD)


November 22nd, 2012 at 10:03 am

A physical copy of the game?

Now I'm wondering… Since Vita games are not region locked, would I be able to import the game and continue playing my Japanese server character without having to switch my Vita to a Japanese account?

Cobalt Robot

November 22nd, 2012 at 10:59 am

So, I can get my hands on a Vita this week for $150, but I don't know if I should go for it. Can Westerners connect to the JP server on the Vita? Will PSO2 Vita be coming out in the West?


November 22nd, 2012 at 11:21 am

@Anonymous, Your PSO2 account will be tied to your Japanese PSN account. So you'll have to switch accounts which will probably require a new memory card.

You need a Japanese PSN account to connect to the JP PSO2 Vita server. No announcement for PSO2 Vita international

Cobalt Robot

November 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am

You need a different memory card to switch between PSN accounts? Bummer. :/


November 22nd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

@Ricardo That was the answer I needed, but didn't want to hear. Guess that saves me from importing the game. I might still try linking my EU PSN account to my JP PSO2 account. What's the worst that could happened?


November 22nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Your EU account wouldn't work in that case because you still need a JP PSN account.


November 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 pm

@cobalt : there is a way for switching psn account without buying a new memory card


November 22nd, 2012 at 8:56 pm


Oh, really? Wow i haven't really been up to date with the mining progress.


November 22nd, 2012 at 9:36 pm

@Azurisu you can switch accounts on vita easily but content is still locked on the memory card to the account that it is from. For example if i stick my jp account card while i'm logged in to my us account i can not use that memory card even if using a game card like my copy of project diva f it will not let me save data to it.


November 22nd, 2012 at 11:02 pm

So in order to play this can i just buy a ps vita from gamestop? Or should i get an import?


November 23rd, 2012 at 12:40 am

What I'd really like to see is to not have my Sega ID linked to my PSN account. Still hoping we can log on to any account at will, even on the same memory card.


November 23rd, 2012 at 3:53 am

You don't have to import your PS Vita, since it isn't region locked. The memory card is the only major issue here. I think the game might be able to fit on a 8GB card, but to be absolutely safe, put it on the 16GB card.

Matthew Clarke

November 24th, 2012 at 4:22 am

I will buy a vita only for this. Can't wait.


November 24th, 2012 at 11:23 am

any news/more info how is pre-download works? and when we can do that? would like to start downloading those 4 gbs


November 24th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Kind of disappointed to see Daiga Bigges coming in before the awesomeness that is the Shizuru Replica or the Judgement Coat, but at least they're giving Frontier Wing.


November 25th, 2012 at 3:18 am

yay i have 32GB Vita :3


November 27th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Does anyone have the feeling that male outfits are going to be more expensive than female outfits in this one, if not as expensive? I expect most people who are intent on selling the outfits to choose the female outfits, so there'll be a much, much greater supply.

;w; I want to buy them alllll. Hot guy outfits plx.


February 28th, 2013 at 7:47 am

>_< what is name of that new hair? super long tails !


February 28th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I got a problem. can you guys help me about how to change ID of PSO2 in PS vita.

I locked in with a wrong ID(I have 2 ID) and then it is automatically lock in. I can’t lock out.

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