Closely following recent information regarding the upcoming Phantasy Star Online: Version 2, Sega's Sonic Team has announced an official delay of the Dreamcast game's release. The updated version of the premiere online console RPG will now be available in Japan on May 31st, two weeks later than originally stated. The game is still set to retail for 4,800 yen, which is about $40.
No specific details were given for the delay; the company merely stated that more time will be required to polish up the game's features and make sure that the fans are satisfied. On a related note, Phantasy Star Online: Version 2 was officially unveiled at Sega's Game Jam event in Japan, where extensive video footage revealed some of the upgrade's new game elements, like multiplayer battles and lobby soccer. Although a North American release date for PSOv2 has not yet been announced, it is anticipated to arrive later this year.