SEGA has announced that Phantasy Star Portable 2, the sequel to the original Phantasy Star Portable released last year in 2009, will be coming to North America and Europe later this year on the PSP.
The sequel takes place three years after the events of the original game, and includes a massive single-player mode alongside a even more robust multiplayer mode, which allows players to connect via ad-hoc as well as infrastructure support for up to four players at a time. According to SEGA of America Vice President of Marketing Sean Ratcliffe, "...the compelling single-player action adventure and the newly added expansive online multiplayer mode will surely satisfy RPG fans and fans of the Phantasy Star series.".
The sequel will also feature new weapons and expanded character customization options. SEGA currently has Phantasy Star Portable 2 pegged for an Autumn 2010 release date, but wouldn't give any specifics as to the exact month or date.