SEGA REVEALS DETAILS OF PHANTASY STAR UNIVERSE: AMBITION OF
/Xbox 360 Expansion Pack for the Epic Sci-Fi Action RPG /
/ Soon to be Available for Download Via Xbox Live/®//
*SAN FRANCISCO *(October 25, 2007) SEGA® of America, Inc. today
released details for /Phantasy Star// Universe: Ambition of the
Illuminus /for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, Playstation®2 computer entertainment system and for PC.
/Phantasy Star// Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus /is/ /an expansion
to the epic sci-fi action role-playing game,/ Phantasy Star Universe,
/and will be available on November 20, 2007/. /The Xbox Live/ /download
will be available for 1600 Microsoft Points/$20 USD and the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC versions will be
available at retailers across North America for $39.95 USD.
Whether tackling quests online with a party of up to six adventurers, or
fighting through the next chapters of the exciting online story missions
from the original game, /Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the
Illuminus /enables gamers to experience the wonders of the Gurhal System
through the eyes of a personalized avatar. The expansion pack/ /allows
gamers to experience an even richer and more varied /Phantasy Star
/experience. Players will explore exciting new levels, such as the Ruins
of Old Rozenom City and the subterranean Granigs Mines, where they will
encounter new and more powerful enemy types and bosses, and master
additional versatile class types.
The expansion further enriches the online /Phantasy Star Universe/
experience with newly created and enhanced gameplay and customization
features. Players can commune in new and expanded lobby areas filled
with colorful decorations and music, including the new Casino Voloyal
where roulette and slots can earn players special casino-only items.
Character and weapon customization is even deeper with the introduction
of new weapon types, armor, Photon Arts, and clothing. Also, each
Guardians individual Room is upgraded with far greater options for
/Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus/ continues the
exciting single-player action-RPG storyline as a new Human
Fundamentalist group, known as the Illuminus, disrupts the peaceful
Gurhal System throwing the Gurhal Government into chaos. Using their
custom-made Guardian, players embark upon a series of missions where
they will meet familiar characters like Ethan Waber from /Episode 1/ and
others including GUARDIAN instructor Laia Martinez from /Episode 2/.
Since its introduction in 1988, /Phantasy Star/ has revolutionized the
RPG genre by creating new standards through innovative gameplay, as well
as being the first console RPG to offer an online experience in
/Phantasy Star Online. /This new installment also expands the popular
online adventure of its predecessor and continues the quest for peace in
the Gurhal System.
/Phantasy Star Universe: //Ambition of the Illuminus/ is rated T by
the ESRB. For art and assets, please visit http://segapr.segaamerica.com
for more detailed information, please go to the official website at
Please note that the Xbox 360 download requires the original /Phantasy
Star Universe/ game.
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