The trailer is the new debut trailer for the brand new Idola Phantasy Star Saga, which is mean’t to celebrate the franchieses 30th birthday. The only issue here is that they stripped out almost everything that made ‘Phantasy Star‘ a Phantasy Star game and made it a cheap, generic JRPG mobile cash grab. Instead of having cool characters, art from the franchises history they just turned everyone into waifus because it sells. The good news is that the game has Producer, script writer and world builder Shuntaro Tanaka (Valkyria Chronicles, Sakura Wars, Phantasy Star Online 2), Tomomasa Chin (Valkyria Chronicles 2, Phantasy Star Online 2 )as director, and Sho Mutsuura (Phantasy Star Online 2) as art director.
Going to be honest, its a bit sad state of affairs being a Phantasy Star fan right now. First we got screwed from a Western Phantasy Star Online 2 release and now SEGA has this planned for the franchise. SEGA West hasn’t talked about bringing the title over to Western mobile, I personally wouldn’t bother. The game is set to come out later this year. Hit the jump for more info on the characters and their backstories:
Stella, voiced by Akane Fujita
The main heroine of the story, she is the leader of the White Sheep Knights that fights the hordes of the Idola. Due to having a shy personality, she tends to hide her true feelings behind the iron mask she wears into battle. With the help of her mask, she is able to act confidently in her role, but when the mask is removed, her shy demeanor takes over.
Yuri, voiced by Toshiki Masuda
Here we have the main hero of the story. He has a bit of a tragic backstory as he lost both of his parents at a tender young age. A friend of his father who is also a ship captain took him in and raised Yuri as a sailor. After experiencing a fateful encounter with Stella, he decides to join the White Sheep Knights as the leader of a commando unit. With his broad personality and strong heart, he exudes a cheerful yet honest behavior with those he meets.