Phantasy Star Online 2 North American Launch Delayed, No New Date

When Sega announced Phantasy Star Online 2 I was happy. When the company confirmed a North American release I was thrilled. When beta testing began I was ecstatic. When the title launched I had two reasons to celebrate. Now there’s a bit of bad news. Just a bit.

The publisher and developer has announced a delay in the North American conversion, despite having impressive numbers in its home region. Polygon is reporting that the release has been delayed from its previous “early 2013” window to a bleak “”We don’t have any specifics”.

With the successful launch of Phantasy Star Online 2, a port to PS Vita and explosive growth in the free-to-play market it’s odd that Sega is dragging its feet with the localization of the sequel to the first console-based MMORPG. After all, it was playable at PAX Prime 2012…

And let’s not forget the fact that the company is making Baby Jesus cry.