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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: June 9, 2021

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis works as an expansion for Phantasy Star Online 2 rather than as a replacement, allowing players to switch between both games as well as bring items over to New Genesis such as cosmetics and equipment.

As New Genesis is built off of and shares a lot of the same files as PSO2's engine, unused assets found within the win32reboot folder should be placed here. Common internal names for New Genesis include reboot and ep7, while base PSO2 is referred to as classic.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Unused Music

Grasslands Intro

The CPK file used for Aerio's music (0f3f071bbfb6e89bd45cc51a8f8c3a) contains this set of intro segments, labelled GL_Ad_I01. These are currently not used, and are very similar to the unused segments found within classic's Forest music CPK file.

Filename Audio

Regional Differences

NOTE; Regional differences applicable to PSO2 Classic which were introduced prior to the release of New Genesis will not be documented here but rather in the original page for Phantasy Star Online 2.

PSO2NGS LauncherLogin PC JP.png

The Japanese PC launcher has a login screen not present in the Global version as players are logged in automatically using the account of the platform they use to launch the game on (e.g Steam, Epic Games Store, MS Store)

Japan Global
PSO2NGS Launcher PC JP.png PSO2NGS Launcher PC GL.png

The Japanese and Global launchers are one-to-one for the most part, but the Global version lacks the option to launch the Cloud version of the game or to scan the file integrity; as the latter is handled through platforms like Steam, Epic Games or the MS Store.

Japan Global
PSO2NGS StartupSegaLogo PC JP.png PSO2NGS StartupSegaLogo PC GL.png

As is the case with a lot of Sega international releases, the light-blue logo representing Sega of Japan is replaced with the dark blue logo used to represent Sega's Western branches.

Japan Global
PSO2NGS TitleScreen PC JP.png PSO2NGS TitleScreen PC GL.png

The Katakana of the game's title is removed from the Global version's logo and the text "PUSH ENTER KEY" became "PRESS THE ENTER KEY".

Japan Global

Like with PSO2 Classic, the Japanese version displays the game's Terms of Service on every boot-up whereas the Global version instead displays a prompt the first time the game's booted up which lets players read the game's Terms of Service or Privacy Policy on their web browser. This prompt does not appear on subsequent boots.

Japan Global
PSO2NGS LoginMenu PC JP.png PSO2NGS LoginMenu PC GL.png

Another change carried over from PSO2 Classic is the removal of options relating to Phantasy Star Online 2 ES, as said game did not see a Global release.