In what is ultimately a surprising move, SIE Japan Studio have ended up releasing a set of free DLC for Gravity Rush 2 in the West, which includes the Phantasy Star Online 2 collaboration content that was previously released in Japan. It’s surprising because Phantasy Star Online 2 still hasn’t been released in the West, despite being announced back in 2012, and it seems unlikely to happen at this point. The good news is that this DLC is free, and Gravity Rush 2 itself is an excellent game that offers a gameplay experience unlike anything else out there. It’s well worth checking out, and a free demo is available on the PlayStation Store.
Sony has released the previously announced “Crazy Kitten” costume DLC for Gravity Rush 2 (Gravity Daze 2 in Japan) in Japan, allowing players to select a new outfit for Kat based on a costume from Phantasy Star Online 2. It also includes new PSO2 based photo items for players to place in the environment. The DLC is apparently still scheduled to be released for the West according to Sony Interactive Entertainment PR Yasuhiro Kitao, but it’s unclear when it will end up being released. The fact that it may end up being released at all is surprising enough, as SEGA still hasn’t released Phantasy Star Online 2 in the West.
Sony has uploaded a trailer for the Gravity Rush 2 DLC to YouTube, you can find that video below.
We previously talked about the Gravity Rush 2 costumes that were being added to Phantasy Star Online 2, and now Sony has revealed the Phantasy Star Online 2 content that will be included in Gravity Rush 2. First of all, Gravity Rush 2‘s main character Kat will be able to wear the “Crazy Kitten” costume (as shown in the featured image of this article). We also included an image below of the original costume as it appeared in Phantasy Star Online 2.
A short trailer for the Phantasy Star Online 2 and Gravity Daze 2 collaboration has recently been shown during a Gravity Daze 2 promotional video). Starting from November 11, both Kat and Raven costumes, hairstyles and accessories will be available in Phantasy Star Online 2, along with lobby actions that show off Kat’s signature Gravity Slide move and Raven’s flight ability. It also includes an in-game Gravity Daze 2 poster decoration. You can view the new content in the trailer below. Unfortunately, Phantasy Star Online 2 remains unavailable in the West despite the fact that a localized version was officially announced over four years ago, which still hasn’t been officially cancelled. That said, an English fan translation of the Japanese version is available.
During a recent live concert for Gravity Rush 2 at the Tokyo Game Show 2016, the game’s producer Keiichiro Toyama (also known for the Silent Hill and Siren series) announced that Gravity Rush 2 (known as Gravity Daze 2 in Japan) will be getting a collaboration with Phantasy Star Online 2. Unfortunately no further details were announced, but I’m assuming we’ll be seeing costumes from Gravity Rush 2 appear in SEGA’s online multiplayer RPG.