We have a release date for PSOv2 in the States–September 11th. And what about online play fees? Gamers will be charged $15 dollars for three months. Japanese PSO gamers pay $8 for that same amount of time. Fans are not happy at this news, but the die-hard PSO gamers will likely pay up the dough to play online.
Here’s the official release from Sega of America:
Sega of America announced today that the highly anticipated ‘Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2’ will ship in the U.S on September 11. ‘Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2″ will enable gamers to access new features, modes and quests to enhance their ‘Phantasy Star Online’ gaming experience. In order to maintain a secure, fair and exciting online gaming environment, ‘Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2’ will include an online payment structure that will be easily accessible and affordable for U.S. gamers. Gamers will receive 3 months of unlimited online gameplay for $15.00. ‘Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2’ can also be enjoyed offline, although certain new quests and features will only be available online. Gamers can still enjoy unlimited online gameplay with the original “Phantasy Star Online” at no cost.