Sega has announced IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga, a new RPG in its 30 year-old Phantasy Star series for iOS and Android devices. Service will launch in 2018 in Japan. Pre-registration is available now via the game’s official website.
Here is an overview of the game, via the official website:
The latest entry in the Phantasy Star series that has been played by 10 million people.
The story is set in the war-ravaged land of Vandoll. In this world ruled by swords and magic, the people spend each day fighting the mysterious, huge monsters known as “Idola” that wander about and threaten their livelihood.
Meanwhile, a god of destruction sealed long ago known as “Dark Farce” has begun the stages of its resurrection.
Will you be able to stop Dark Farce’s resurrection? And what is the true nature of the Idola that descended from Dark Farce?
■ Command-Based Battles
IDOLA: Phantasy Star Saga uses an entirely new command-based battle system. Further information will be announced at a later date.
—In this game, there exists two camps—Law and Chaos—and the characters that appear in the game will belong to one or the other. This will play into the gameplay systems.
—The Idola, descendents of the Dark Farce sealed away long ago, threaten the livelihood of the people, and the battles against them are one of the highlights of this game.
Stella (voiced by Akane Fujita)
The head of the Aries Knights armed brigade that fight the Idola, as well as the heroine. She has a shy personality, but usually hides her true feelings behind an iron mask. When wearing the iron mask, she acts boldly and confidently, but when the mask comes off, her shy behavior comes out.
Yuri (voiced by Toshiki Masuda)
The protagonist. He lost both of his parents at a young age and was taken in by a ship captain that was an old friend of his father, and was raised as a sailor. After his fated encounter with Stella, he joins the Aries Knights as the leader of their commando unit. He has a big heart and broad-minded personality, and is cheerful and frank with anyone he meets.
■ Pre-Registration Bonus
If pre-registrations reach 100,000 users, all players will be rewarded a five-star Quna from Phantasy Star Online 2.
—If you obtain Quna, you’ll even be able to experience an original story.
■ Development Team
- Producer, Script and World Creation: Shuntaro Tanaka (known for Valkyria Chronicles, Eternal Arcadia, Sakura Wars 1 and 2, Phantasy Star Online2 es, Phantasy Star Online 2)
- Director: Tomomasa Chin (known for Phantasy Star Online 2 es, Phantasy Star Online 2, Valkyria Chronicles 2)
- Art Director: Sho Mutsuura (known for Phantasy Star Online 2)
Sega will share more information during its next “Phantasy Star Online 2 Station!” broadcast on July 24 at 21:00 JST. You will be able to watch it on Niconico.
Watch the teaser trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.