Phantasy Star Universe announced for Xbox 360

Mum’s been the word on next-gen titles at SEGA outside of “Chromehounds” and “Sonic Next-Gen” for several months now, signaling an onslaught of announcements is imminent. The first is confirmation today that “Phantasy Star Universe” is currently in development and will be shipped this Fall for Xbox 360.

Here’s the official game synopsis direct from SEGA:

Developed by SEGA Studios, Phantasy Star Universe offers long-time fans the single-player experience they have been clamoring for. The solo adventure features more than 40 hours of gameplay, an emotionally engaging story, stunning cut scenes, and a strong cast of characters with very distinctive personalities. The title’s hero is Ethan Waber, a 17-year old cadet who begins his epic journey by first rescuing his sister at the GUARDIANS, a colony under siege by mysterious life forms known as THE SEED.

In Online Mode, players are given the opportunity to create their own characters from a range of races, as they explore all three planets in the Gurhal system. Fans can travel with their friends as a squad of six adventurers, enter urban sprawls teeming with hundreds of other players, and build their avatars into powerful warriors.

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