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Phantasy Star Online 2: Tired of Waiting for Sega’s Localization? Here’s How to Play In English

The localization of Phantasy Star Online 2 by Sega West has become somewhat of a running joke between the fans of the game. Of course it’s that kind of sad joke that doesn’t make you laugh, but makes you cringe instead.

Luckily a group of fans of the game got sick and tired of waiting, and started working on a fan translation that allows players that aren’t afraid of doing a bit of tinkering to play the game on the Japanese servers with almost no effort and with an almost full English translation.

Here's a guide on how to install it, patch it, and get it ready for playing.

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ashiksorel1571d ago

Nice guide. Well detailed and informative to fans of the PSO franchise that are willing to throw money at the game but can't because....well Sega.

It's a sad state of affairs when loyal fans of the franchise have to go to these ends just so they can play a game in which they love.

*cough*VC3*cough*

Abriael1571d ago

You HAD to mention Valkyria 3, didn't you?

Now my evening is spoiled >_>

ashiksorel1571d ago

I'm sorry....

But think of it this way. If and when the VC3 fan translation is done. You can write a guide like this for that game and throw it in Sega's face.

I think you will get some satisfaction out of it. xD

derkasan1571d ago

Not just Valkyria 3, but Yakuza 5 too.

At least we're getting Hatsune Miku this month.

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wishingW3L1571d ago (Edited 1571d ago )

Sega will never localize this game. lol

Now they are after Atlus just to do the same thing with their IPs. X(

Abriael1571d ago

I'm starting to think that they won't myself. Which is why I went ahead and wrote this guide. The game is great. It deserves more players :D

TuxedoMoon1571d ago

It's been a long time since sega said anything about PSO2 coming to the west. Too long! I've played on the JPN servers myself and it was fun. The only reason I stopped was because I didn't want to get too into the game just to have Sega release the game over here and I'd have to start all over again.

Having to redo any mmo is a pain, especially when rare items are involved...

Abriael1571d ago (Edited 1571d ago )

At this rate, unless they discontinue the fan translation project, I'll probably just stay on the JP servers.

I held out a lot in hope of a localization, but I simply don't trust sega anymore on that kind of promises.

baraka0071571d ago

agreed why would you make this and keep it only in japan

dcj05241571d ago

Wish I could download phantasy star online 2 on my vita with out changing the memory card, rebooting up to 10 minutes and playing in japanese. Poor ol me.

Abriael1571d ago

yeah, unfortunately the fan translation is only for PC, I'd give an arm for a Vita one...

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