Phantasy Star Nova detailed in Famitsu

PS Vita Phantasy Star in full development at tri-Ace.

Famitsu this week has first details on Phantasy Star Nova, Sega and tri-Ace’s newly announced single-player Phantasy Star, due out for PS Vita in 2014. Find the summary of new information below.


  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: tri-Ace
  • Series Producer: Satoshi Sakai
  • Producer: Yasuyuki Tsuzuki (Sega)
  • Producer: Hiroyuki Tamura (tri-Ace)
  • Composer: Moto Sakuraba


  • tri-Ace fully in charge of development
  • 70 staff members at tri-Ace on development
  • Only supervised by Phantasy Star team

Character Creation

  • Players can customize the full name and appearance of their character in “Character Create”
  • NPCs are made from the same character creator as Phantasy Star Online 2

Story Mode (1-player)

  • Multiplayer is possible via ad-hoc (1-4 players)
  • The story advances through “Missions”
  • As you clear Missions, more and more story develops

Arks Special Planetory Exploration Group Alter

  • The player belongs to the Arks Special Planetary Exploration Group Alter
  • Alter’s Delta Variant warship (1,000 crew members) crash-lands on “Planet Machia”
  • Planet Machia is an uncivilized planet where photons have no effect
  • Planet Machia is home to the super giant “Gigantes” enemies
  • The player’s aim is to return alive from Planet Machia while fighting the Gigantes

Main Characters

  • Lutia – female human NPC, 18 years-old, Force class, main character’s partner
  • Seil – male human NPC, 18 years-old, Hunter class, a hot-blooded man who is always thinking of his friends
  • Phildia – female human NPC, 28 years-old, Hunter class, Delta Variant’s temporary captain


  • The super giant enemy “Agrios” (part of the Gigantes species) will appear
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 enemy “Kyuklonaada” will appear
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 enemy “Wolgarda” will appear
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 enemy “Wol Dragon (Green)” will appear

Operation System

  • Provided photons have no effect on the planet, “Photon Arts” cannot be used
  • Technics also cannot be used
  • “Something” will replace photons; details will be provided in a follow-up report

Classes and Weapons

  • Hunters can use swords and partisans
  • Forces can use rods
  • Weapons cannot be obtained through item drops
  • By procuring “raw materials” on Planet Machia, the player can create weapons

New Weapon: Large Firing Arms “Pile”

  • Piles are Anchor (lance) shooting weapons
  • Piles create “weak points” on the part of enemy it hits
  • Piles have a special effect when fired at Gigantes; details will be provided in a follow-up report

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