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> Although Sega has been slow to release/unlock new content
for Phantasy Star Universe (PSU), they are poised to release
a full "Version 2" of sorts later this year. Titled Phantasy
Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus (PSU-AOTI), it will be
the expansion pack for the popular Phantasy Star Universe
game, bringing a more personalized and interactive realm to the ever-popular
series. Ever since the first Phantasy
Star Online, players have sought to create unique characters.
In addition to new enemies, weapons, levels and cities there will be more
options available for gamers to further individualize and customize the
look of their avatars.
> PSU-AOTI continues the exciting PSU story online
as the playerís personal online avatar is now the central character, investigating
and working to restore peace in the chaotic Gurhal System. The player
investigates through a series of single-player missions, meeting familiar
characters like Ethan Waber and GUARDIAN instructor, Laia Martinez.
PSU-AOTI's online multiplayer world keeps the fast-paced,
engaging battle experience for up to six players.
> Add the return of certain elements/areas of the Ragol system (from the
original Phantasy Star Online), and you have another reason
to experience what PSU-AOTI will offer. So far I've
seen Forest and Caves areas, but I'm yearning for Mines and Ruins as well!
Finally, at least two new jobs will be available, Acrofighter and Acrotecher,
which will be hunter and force based respectively.
character customization. Players get many more options to customize
facial features, hair styles, body types, color palette, and clothing options.
player-to-player interaction. New lobbies, including the Casino Voloyal
which features games like roulette and slots, provide more social experiences
combat abilities and classes heighten the intensity of real-time battles.
With additional weapons types and new special fighting abilities, such
as SUV-weapons, Photon Arts, and all new classes, players will have more
ways to expand or specialize the character's role within the Universe.
enemies and bosses. With new areas to explore, such as the ruins
of Old Rozenom City and the Granigs Mine, and new enemy types including
new bosses, players face brand new challenges in all-new environments.
personal avatar is the star. In Phantasy Star Universe,
players experienced the Universe through the eyes of Ethan Waber.
Now they navigate the missions using their own customized avatar, working
to restore peace in the Gurhal System.
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> Riding on the heels of PSU, Sega plans to
expand the scope and popularity of the Phantasy Star franchise.
"Ambition of the Illuminus" is to Phantasy Star Universe,
2" is to Phantasy Star Online -- more of everything
that makes this series a pass-time of choice.