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Phantasy Star Universe

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Sonic Team

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'Phantasy Star Universe' Special Edition Texter Announced

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT

Phantasy Star Universe offers long-time fans the single-player experience they have been clamoring for. The solo adventure features more than 40 hours of gameplay, an emotionally engaging story, traditional cut scenes, and strong character development. The title's hero is Ethan Waber, a 17-year old cadet intent on saving his sister, who is living on a planet under siege by mysterious life forces called THE SEED. In Online Mode, players are given the opportunity to create their own characters from a range of races, and they get to explore all three planets in the Grarl solar system. Fans can travel with a squad of other adventurers, enter urban sprawls teeming with hundreds of other players, and build their avatars into powerful warriors.

"We built the Texter to make texting a seamless part of gameplay," stated Walt Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Orb, Inc. Wilson added, "We've worked with SEGA to make this Special Edition Texter the next great tool for the Phantasy Star Universe gamer. Every aspect of the design and packaging was driven by people who love the game-and it shows."

Gamers can use the Texter with the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 2 system in online environments for in-game text messaging, with additional messaging options through the Xbox LiveĀ® Dashboard for Xbox 360 players. Typing with the Texter is much faster than using on-screen keyboards and also replaces the need for an external USB keyboard, making messaging a natural part of the gaming experience.

The Phantasy Star Universe Special Edition Texter comes packaged with posters and stickers featuring characters from the game. Additionally, a "Guardian's Code" included with every Special Edition Texter allows the purchaser to get a free Phantasy Star Universe t-shirt in his or her size from the Blue Orb Web Site.

The Phantasy Star Universe Special Edition Texter for the PS2 will retail for $34.95, while the X360 model will retail for $39.95. Both models will be available in June 2007.


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