Phantasy Star Online 2, Sega's newest free-to-play MMO, starts its Open Beta this Thursday, June 21, 2012! Who else will be playing besides me? Characters are supposed to carry over to the retail release, so it's a good time to start. You can level your characters up to 30 (40 in the final release)!
FYI, the game will be in Japanese only until an unofficial patch is released (shouldn't be long after the beta opens).
Beta Registration (in Japanese) and the Registration Guide for those who aren't fluent (..99.9% of us?)
Client download: Mirror 1 - Mirror 2 (Multi-part) - Torrent
The game is going to be released on PC and PS Vita ONLY. A release date has not been set and Sega has said that it will NOT be available for consoles.
OS: Windows XP 32bit | Windows Vista / 7 32bit or 64bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or higher
RAM: Windows XP, 1.5GB or higher | Windows Vista / 7, 2GB or higher
HDD: 8GB or higher
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT or similar graphics card or higher
DirectX: 9.0c or higher
Internet: Broadband connection
The character creator can be downloaded from the Sega website here which can be used to benchmark your system and give you an idea of how the game will run for you. The translation guide for this can be found here.
Japanese menu translation (PSO-World)
Menu translation video
Translation Mini-Guide (Bumped.org)
Edited by red flare graf, 22 June 2012 - 07:06 PM.