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Back when online gaming was a novelty, this author played Phantasy Star Online on the Dreamcast with wide eyes. A hefty 15 or so years later, we're ready to take our Mag back out into the battlefield – but a Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 seems unlikely. Nevertheless, publisher SEGA has determined a 20th April launch date for the PlayStation 4 version of the MMO in Japan, so at least one region will be able to enjoy it.

The port will receive a closed beta test between 25th February and 6th March, with 50,000 players gaining access courtesy of a PlayStation Store ticket draw. A retail package, named Phantasy Star Online: Episode 4, will be made available in the East from 20th April on the PS4 and Vita, and will include a Tachibana Itsuki costume from the game's anime, as well as various other items. We're still crossing everything for a European and North American launch, but it's looking less and less likely, isn't it?