New Genesis Announces Collaboration With Japanese Band Zutomayo


Today, with a livestream from Japan, Sega announced a collaboration between Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and Zutomayo.

Today, with a livestream from Japan, Sega announced a collaboration between Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and Zutomayo.

If you’re not familiar with the name, Zutomayo is a mysterious Japanese rock band the members of which are unknown, but still managed to earn popularity since its debut in 2018, also thanks to its catchy anime-style music videos.

Do keep in mind that this announcement was made only in Japanese, so it may apply exclusively to the Japanese servers considering that all the previous communication for the game was done in English.

While the collaboration involve a new song, precious few details were provided today. A special trailer to reveal more about the collaboration will be released on June 9 at midnight Japan time. A special 60-second commercial will be broadcast on Japanese TV (Asahi TV) on June 7 at midnight.

You can check out the video presentation below.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will release worldwide on June 9 for Xbox and PC in the west and for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming in Japan.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s what you can expect.

  • Free to play!
  • Huge wide-open battlefield environments! Explore a whole new world featuring broad, expansive playfields filled with ferocious enemies waiting for you and your team. Traverse wide-open environments, speed and soar across the giant landscape and skies with new special abilities. Transitioning into a new area is as simple as walking into it — no loading screens.
  • Enhanced character models! Create your identity with any character you can imagine in PSO2:NGS using the powerful creation engine. Adjust every imaginable characteristic to create your one-of-a-kind avatar.
  • Redesigned graphics engine! Witness lush environments, amazingly detailed player characters, and monstrous foes in razor-sharp resolution. Watch spectacular new lighting and particle effects as weapons clash with armor. See the world as you’ve never seen it before.
  • New multi-weapon system and abilities! Combine 2 types of weapons for smoother weapon switching. Battle at lightning speed using a variety of weapons and techniques.
  • Connects with PSO2! Move easily in-game between PSO2:NGS and PSO2.
  • Cross-platform! PC and Xbox One players can play together side by side.

The western version of the game includes an English voice track. Sega promises to keep it current with the Japanese version in terms of updates.

If you’d like to see more you can check out the news and gameplay aplenty from the first Prologue livestream about the gamethose from the second the thirdthe fourth from last week, and more gameplay from last night.

You can also check out the extensive look at the character creation we filmed in the Global beta a few days ago.


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