Phantasy Star Universe – PSU PC Updated, PSU PS2 closes!

It seems that the era of Phantasy Star Universe is coming to a close. Today Sega have announced that the Japanese Playstation 2 PSU servers will be shut down, leaving only the PC version still up and running.

However it’s not all doom and gloom; with the closing of the PS2 servers, the PC version of PSU is getting a substantial update introducing new areas, photon arts, items, special abilities and more. All are based on Phantasy Star Portable 2 or Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity.

With Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity doing well in the Japanese charts (well deserved) and the much anticipated Phantasy Star Online 2 on its way the Phantasy Star series looks set to continue for many years to come.

Hit the jump to see an early rundown of the new content coming to PSU-PC soon.

Phantasy Star Universe: Guardians Advanced Content and Ambition of the Illuminus out now and FREE!

A new (and FREE) expansion pack for Phantasy Star Universe on Xbox 360 has just been released for download, and not only that, but SEGA has seen fit to give away Ambition of the Illuminus (formerly 800 points) away as well to celebrate!

The Guardians content will offer players new missions, new weapons and new customisation options, breathing some new life into the online game. The expansions can be downloaded from the XBLA Marketplace site, or from your 360 console.