Over the past several weeks leading up to tomorrows Prologue Stream, the official Phantasy Star Online 2 twitter account has been posting little teasers of abilities that players will utilize to great effect in New Genesis.
The tweets outlined several different abilities, and in some cases, these abilities are available to multiple classes, such as Resta, Foie, and more. While many of these abilities are available in PSO2 now, the new teasers show off the updated Technique effects, and some of the movement abilities and new fluid Photon Arts as well. One of the abilities that will now be available for all classes, is the Diving Attack, shown below:
Let's talk about an ability you can use in PSO2:NGS called the "Diving Attack"! ???You can perform it by pressing the attack and jump buttons simultaneously. The best part? It can be used by all classes! #PSO2NGSglobal https://t.co/t5KaJOMng6— Phantasy Star Online 2 - Global (@play_pso2) March 9, 2021
Techniques for all elements have had some of their abilities improved, like a new chain explosion for Foie, as shown in the video below:
Let's take a look at the Fire Techniques in PSO2:NGS!~ ???When casting "Foie", you can see that it shoots fireballs. However, when charged it can be turned into a chain explosion! Use uncharged to deal with bosses, and charged techniques for crowds of enemies. #PSO2NGSglobal https://t.co/1RaPHWLKWu— Phantasy Star Online 2 - Global (@play_pso2) March 11, 2021
They also posted videos for the Ice and Electricity techniques, complete with revamped animations:
Enter the chill zone with info on Ice Techniques in PSO2:NGS! ???Attacking uncharged will inflict enemies with an Ice Sigil up to 7 times! When inflicted, use a charged Technique for an explosive attack!Attack your enemies correctly to deal massive damage. #PSO2NGSglobal https://t.co/Vw44kFeRx4— Phantasy Star Online 2 - Global (@play_pso2) March 12, 2021
Let's get electrified with Lighting Techniques in PSO2:NGS! ??Landing uncharged hits will make the player change to a high-voltage state. Unleash charged Lighting Techniques for powerful attacks before returning to normal. What a light show!~ ?? #PSO2NGSglobal https://t.co/7IcP68ItUU— Phantasy Star Online 2 - Global (@play_pso2) March 13, 2021
If you’re a Photon Art user, SEGA has posted some details on how to utilize Twin Machine Guns chain-attack so that you can build to a Chain-Finish as well.
Introducing the "Chain Trigger" in PSO2:NGS! ???A Chain Trigger is initiated by charging up Twin Machine Guns' PA attack & landing normal attacks to increase the chain. Charge up for a Chain Finish by using a charged PA one more time!~ Big chains for big damage! #PSO2NGSglobal https://t.co/aZQmgaWWPY— Phantasy Star Online 2 - Global (@play_pso2) March 16, 2021
The new take on combat for some of the well-known weapon sets will certainly make veterans and new players of the game excited, as many of the features they’ve come to love about the legacy Phantasy Star Online 2 game are being changed or tweaked to great effect in New Genesis. We can’t wait to see what else they will divulge in tomorrow’s stream, as the first Prologue Stream was very informative.