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PS Vita Phantasy Star Nova could fill Final Fantasy void

In the midst of all of the buzz surrounding Sony’s surprise announcement of a new PS Vita 2000 system, one of the big unveils that may have slipped under the radar is the confirmation of a brand new Phantasy Star game, exclusively for Sony’s PS Vita handheld.

Developers tri-Ace have announced that they are bringing Phantasy Star Nova to the PS Vita in 2014 and unlike Phantasy Star Online 2, this one will be focused more on single-player gameplay. It means that the game is going to be a proper offline RPG adventure that you can enjoy and should help to fill the void left by the lack of a PS Vita Final Fantasy game.

Nova is now in progress by a 200-strong team at tri-Ace and the developer has already confirmed that the game will feature elements from Phantasy Star Online 2 – a game that is still awaiting a western release on the PS Vita.

Nova will also feature a co-op multiplayer mode as well, with support for up to four players to work together to do battle against various monsters in a classic Phantasy Star style environment. The fact that this is meant for a single-player audience though, should be very encouraging for fans who have been feeling starved of J-RPG action on the PS Vita.

More RPGs on the PS Vita can only be a good thing..
More RPGs on the PS Vita can only be a good thing..

Like Phantasy Star Online 2, expect a Japanese version to release first, but hopefully it won’t be too long of a delay until a version is ready for Europe and the US. Expect to see more details on Nova at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show expo in the coming days.

Are you excited about a single-player orientated Phantasy Star game coming exclusively to the PS Vita? It could turn out to be a massive success. Who needs Monster Hunter eh?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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