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The good news: popular Sega MMO Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed for PC in North America next week, on May 27. The bad news: it’s arriving on the oft-maligned Windows 10 Microsoft Store. But hey, at least we’re getting a Hatsune Miku event.
Phantasy Star Online 2 launched back in 2012 in Japan on PC and later on consoles, and finally began arriving in North America beginning in April of this year on Xbox One. The North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2 features years worth of balancing, updates, and patches.
In the free-to-play action-MMO, players can choose from four races and nine classes to go on missions, enjoy Casino mini-games, and socialize in the Alliance Quarters. The PC version will be fully compatible with the Xbox version, allowing players from both platforms to play together.
Digital pop star Hatsune Miku will arrive in the world of Phantasy Star Online 2 in the form of special items. Players can use Arks Cash Scratch Tickets to get themed clothing and accessories from Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin & Len. The event is available now on Xbox One.
“We’re thrilled to announce the long-awaited arrival on PC,” said Fred White, PSO2 Head of Marketing. “There’s a loud and passionate PC fanbase who has been patiently waiting for the North American version – we can’t wait to welcome them in. There will be login bonuses waiting for them with more surprises planned in the coming months.”
Phantasy Star Online 2 is available on Xbox One, and coming to PC (Microsoft Store) May 27. It’s rated T for Teen.
The Epic Game Store is running a sale featuring PC games up to 75% off. The Epic Mega Sale runs through June 11, and includes a free game you can download each week. The first free game is Grand Theft Auto V, which you can download here. You’ll need an Epic Games Store account with Two-Factor Authorization.
Although the sale lasts until June 11, you can only grab Grand Theft Auto V until Thursday, May 21 at 10 am local time. Every Thursday during the sale, a new game will be available to download for free. The free game rotation is a normal part of the Epic Games Store, though we might see higher profile games during the sale.
In addition, every shopper will receive a $10 Epic Coupon, which are redeemed at checkout for any purchase that’s at least $14.99. Using that coupon will net you another $10 coupon, and so on, as long you purchase games or add-ons worth at least $14.99. Limit one coupon per transaction. Coupons can not be used for in-game purchases, such as Fortnite V-bucks.
Below are some highlighted deals. Note that many of these games are available on different PC store platforms, such as Steam.
- Control – $29.99 (50% off)
- Borderlands 3 – $29.99 (50% off)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – $47.99 (20% off)
- Metro Exodus – $19.99 (50% off)
- The Outer Worlds – $38.99 (35% off)
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $19.79 (67% off)
- The Division 2 – $9.89 (67% off)
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – $38.99 (35% off)
- Slime Rancher – $7.99 (60% off)
- Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – $7.49 (50% off)
- Hello Neighbor – $7.49 (75% off)
- Overcooked – $4.24 (75% off)
The Epic Mega Sale ends June 11.
Private Division and Squad, the publisher and developer behind realistic space sim Kerbal Space Program, announced a partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) for an upcoming update. The free Kerbal Space Program update, Shared Horizons, will release on July 1 on PC (later on consoles), adding ESA-themed items and two new missions that celebrate the ESA’s accomplishments.
BepiColombo is the first new mission from Shared Horizons. It chronicles the ongoing mission between the ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to Mercury. Players are tasked with lauching a ship and landing on Moho, the Kerbal version of Mercury, using objectives pulled from the actual ESA mission.
The second new mission is Rosetta. Rosetta is based on the ESA’s successful mission of landing on a Jupiter-family comet in order to gather important research information. The update also adds the Ariane 5 rocket as well as ESA-themed space suits, parts, and new scientific experiments.
“We are excited to partner with the ESA to bring their actual missions and spacecraft to Kerbal Space Program for the first time,” said Michael Cook, Executive Producer, Private Division. “It is an honor to work hand-in-hand with such a world-class space organization, and we cannot wait for fans to experience these monumental missions with the Shared Horizons update.”
“Here at the European Space Agency, many of our engineers and scientists are very familiar with KSP,” said Günther Hasinger, Director of Science at ESA. “Both Rosetta and BepiColombo are highly complex missions that have specific challenges; however, each prove to be very rewarding for ESA and the global scientific community. Because of this, I am very happy that these ground-breaking science missions can be experienced on Kerbin as well as on Earth.”
Kerbal Space Program is available on PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Shared Horizons update is coming to PC on July 1, and launching later on consoles. A sequel, Kerbal Space Program 2, was announced last year and scheduled for launch later this year.