Sega has confirmed that the next entry in its popular Phantasy Star series is coming to the PS Vita.

Phantasy Star Nova — which is being coded by tri-Ace — will take place in the same universe as Phantasy Star Online 2. However, despite being able to go online with up to three friends, it will be a mainly single-player affair.

The game is expected to hit Japan next year, with a western release still to be confirmed.