Phantasy Star Portable Hits North American PSPs in March

PhantasyStarPortable.jpg Released over the summer in Japan, Phantasy Star Portable has now been confirmed for a US release. Sonic Team and Alfa System’s PSP extension of the Phantasy Star series is set to make it onto store shelves across North America in March 2009.

Phantasy Star Portable is a sci-fi action-RPG adventure picking up following the events of Phantasy Star Universe, released on PC, PS2 and Xbox 360 two years ago. It’ll feature a single-player story campaign, four-player co-op multiplayer (no specification on whether it’ll be online or not in the US, but I believe it was ad hoc only in Japan), three class types and four races to choose from in character creation, over 150 exclusive new weapons and items, unlockable achievement titles and more.

“The strengths of the Phantasy Star Universe series have been its accessibility, delightful atmosphere and excellent multiplayer modes,” states Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America, Inc. “All of these aspects are represented faithfully in Phantasy Star Portable including exclusive new features just for the PSP system versions that will satisfy the hardcore fans of the series immensely.”

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