We know you've been looking for reasons to pick up your PSP since early last year when God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII launched. Well, we've got good news for role-playing fans: Phantasy Star Portable is scheduled to release in North America earlier than expected.

Sega has confirmed the new date over at their official blog, and it's only one month away: March 3. There had been a rumor circulating around the Internet for some time that Sega would push up the release date for the hotly anticipated multiplayer RPG, and this has finally been confirmed as fact. PSP for the PSP (heh) is a direct sequel to Phantasy Star Universe , which means fans will very likely see the same classes and races once again. Furthermore, although this particular Phantasy Star installment won't feature online play, it will allow up to four portable players via the wireless ad-hoc option. If there's one thing you can typically count on from the PSP, it's a decent influx of RPGs, and that's good news for role-playing aficionados. Considering they have to wait a very long time for the most anticipated RPGs on the PS3, it makes perfect sense to have a PSP at home. And remember, if you're into old-school RPGs and wish they would bring that style back to home consoles, you have to stop dreaming. Instead, look on the PSP; there are plenty of selections that will remind you of the glory days of the PS1 and PS2!

So Phantasy Star Portable should be the first big PSP release of 2009, but Sony has a decent software lineup prepared for the rest of the year. If you're looking for bang for your buck, this one ought to fit the bill nicely.

Related Game(s): Phantasy Star Portable

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crapreviews
crapreviews
12 years ago

is it just me or has PSP just lost a lot of it's appeal that it once had?

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

It's just you.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

When do we get a real Phantasy Star? I haven't played it since Dreamcast glory days.

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

"And remember, if you're into old-school RPGs and wish they would bring that style back to home consoles, you have to stop dreaming."

I refuse to stop! It will happen one day! … [ crosses fingers for FFvXIII ]

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Word has it Versus is an action rpg.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
12 years ago

This is why i love my psp; great rpgs.can't wait to get my spirited green psp in march:)


Last edited by NightHawk17 on 2/3/2009 12:19:56 PM

Robochic
Robochic
12 years ago

green psp? thats cool. Never heard or seen any other colour than Black. Phantasy star is a great game, can't wait to try this out!

End of line
End of line
12 years ago

Google psp carnival colours.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

Thats flippin' crazy I didn't even know a Phantasy Star PSP game was even coming out. I ate up Episode 1 and 2 on the Gamecube!

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
12 years ago

I'd rather have a phantasy star come out for ps3, it is desperate for a good rpg at the moment.

los626
los626
12 years ago

Hello, new member here. I cannot wait for this to come out. I loved the original game and will truly love PsP for my PSP.