Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Will Have English And Japanese Audio

Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Will Have English And Japanese Audio
Credit: XBox One Official Website

The Phantasy Star Online 2 beta starts this month in North America. The opportunity is a closed beta that interested users first had to sign up to gain access.

Sega has announced additional language options that will be available for the upcoming beta.

The official website summary states: “You are an ARKS Operative, a member of an elite task force dedicated to exploring inhospitable planets looking for signs of a dark corruption called the Falspawn. Join forces with allies from four distinct races and choose from nine classes —each with unique weapons and special abilities— and embark on endless challenging missions with friends!”

Phantasy Star Online 2 has been exclusive to Japan for years, even though the first game was released in North America.

Sega announced the game will have English and Japanese audio available, so players can either play with subtitles or listen to the English dub.

The game contains a powerful character creator with four races and nine classes. There are also accessories and layered clothing items to mix and match.

The game will be free-to-play on the Xbox One. Players can enjoy the game with no level caps or blocked story content.

The closed beta will offer quest activities and special items for those who join. Up to eleven players can join the “Urgent Quests” that take place for one hour throughout the closed beta. During these quests, players can obtain unique rewards.

Upon login, the Xbox News post states players will gain access to the following bonuses: First Login – Photon Halo B (Accessory) and Beauty Salon Free Pass (Consumable) and Daily Rewards – EXP Boost +50% (x3), Rare Drop Boost +50% (x3), Meseta Boost +50% (x3) (Consumables).

If players want to take a break, they can watch a live concert featuring Quna, the Oracle’s favorite idol. She will perform on February 8 in the Ship’s Shopping Plaza. After watching the performance, players will earn buffs for “Rare Drop Rate Increase, Meseta Drop Rate Increase, and Experience Points Rate Increase.”

The Phantasy Star Online 2 closed beta is currently on the Xbox One, but the game was recently announced for Steam. The Xbox One closed beta begins on Friday, February 7, at 5 PM PST until Sunday, February 9, at 12 AM PST.

The full game will be available in North America in Spring 2020.