AsiaSoft Corporation is on a roll. Securing publishing rights for top MMORPGs one after another. Today, the region’s premier game publisher announced the coming of Japan’s biggest online RPG, SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online 2 in six ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and VietNam.
Slated for release in early 2014 for Windows PC gamers in all six ASEAN countries, PSO2-SEA will be the first English release of this much awaited online RPG.
PHANTASY STAR Online was first published in 2000 and received many awards including the 5th Japan Game Awards, as a pioneer of online RPG in Japan. In July 2012, as a successor of PSO, Phantasy Star Online 2 was released for the Windows PC platform in Japan.
“Since its first conception in 1987 on SEGA Master System, Phantasy Star has been one of the most renowned gaming franchises in the world. In PSO2, SEGA has developed exciting, unique, and polished online action RPG experience,” says Sherman Tan, Chairman of Asiasoft. “On behalf of Asiasoft, we are proud to carry on the legacy of Phantasy Star franchise to the current generation of gamers and to provide the best online service for this exciting title in Southeast Asian countries.”
“Asiasoft has an excellent track record in publishing online games in Southeast Asian countries and this partnership is in line with SEGA’s aspiration to expand our PC online game portfolio,” says Naoya Tsurumi, the President and COO of SEGA Corporation. “SEGA and Asiasoft will be working closely together to provide the best PSO2 experience for users in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines by creating localized contents that will appeal to the market in said countries.”
PSO2 was developed to provide unique and innovative gameplay experience in online RPG by offering the following three pillars: infinite adventure, top-level action for online RPG, and the ultimate character creation. In PSO2, the player takes an adventurous journey to unknown galactic territories as a member of the “ARCS” expedition, an Oracle interplanetary cruise fleet in the infinite universe.
Players get to enjoy the exhilarating in-game battles and strategic actions using highly customizable control system. Additionally, PSO2 features an intuitive character creation and customization system that provides comprehensive options that will give unique looks and feels for each character created by the players.
PSO2-Japan has already reached over 2.5 million registered users with 107,000 concurrent users (CCU), both of which are record-breaking numbers for the online games in Japan.