Finally, more information on Phantasy Star Portable
has surfaced. The biggest reveal involves the ability to import characters from Phantasy Star Universe
-- the console game that PSP
is based on. Players of the PS2 and PC versions of Phantasy Star Universe
may import their characters and carry over their character's name and personal data as well as currently equipped cloths and parts. Level, however, will be capped at level 20 and spare equipment, special items, etc. will not be carried over. Those with a 360 PSU
will not be able to import any data at all.
Also, the game has an all-new story mode with new missions. A four player co-op mode through an ad hoc connection will also be included. Phantasy Star Portable
is currently set for release in Japan on July 31. A North American release has yet to be announced.