At its live-stream programme which it ran on 22 November 2018, Japan-based game developer Sega announced that its upcoming mobile title IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga will be released on 27th November as part of the 30th-anniversary commemoration of the Phantasy Star series.
For the millennials out there, Phantasy Star was first launched in 1987 for the Sega Master System. The series boasted a Dragon Quest-esque overworld RPG system. The spin-off has evolved into all sorts of RPG variants, ranging from a turn-based RPG to an MMO. The mobile iteration will be a command RPG where players will have to tap on abilities accordingly to launch attacks.
While a mobile outing is always a cause of concern for a series predominantly released for the console, Phantasy Star Online fans may find something to like here as the game is being developed by key members who worked on PSO2, namely its director Tomomasa Chin and producer Shuntaro Tanaka. You can find more information about the game here.
We will have very little idea what the final product is going to be like other than the fact it looks strikingly familiar to Fate/Grand Order, but given its high profile nature, expect to hear more.