Official Video and TGS Schedule

Bonkohara has updated the official PSO2 Facebook page with another post in English, briefly detailing a new section of the official site. As before, reposting it here.

PUSONICHIWA !! :D (meaning is Hello by PSO2 word.) We open to the public internet Program about a video of the αtest by official website today. The public internet Program was three times and presided over by Voice actor’s Ms.Arisa Noto and Producer’s sakai. They were both talking about αtest and producer’s sakai was telling us a remarkable point. Please see the link below for details. http://pso2.jp/special/nettv/

As the video is in fact hosted on Youtube, here is an embed:


As implied by the Facebook post, this will be the first of 3 videos. The 2nd is set to talk about quests and the 3rd is set to be a battle against the Vol Dragon

Double hats, all the way across the scalp

A slight mishap during the above video. It seems there aren’t any imposed limits on the accessories you can layer, yet. Aside from you cant pick the same accessory twice. This won’t survive to release, of course (least I’d hope not.. would be funny if it did).

Sega TGS Tweet.
Bonkohara also just tweeted what appears to be Sega’s schedule at the Tokyo Game Show, which can be found here. Regarding PSO2, from my limited JP reading skills it seems PSO2 happenings will be 12:00-12:30 JP time on the 16th of September and 12:20 to 12:50 on the 17th of September.

Unconfirmed rumour: TGS will be using the client from the alpha tests, but with new costumes added.

End of August BONK

Bonkohara posted a new English status update on the official PSO2 Facebook page. Reposting it here:

Hello everyone, Sorry for late to write down message by English. and thanks to help to translate message always :D♥

α test is completed successfully in August 27, 11:00PM ! Thanks you so much again your help.

We had a meeting about α test. We discussed about opinions, requests and bug reporting. We have so many things to do!

You could not show any information during α test But now you can write comment on the internet:) But You MUST NOT show the video and images on the Internet. Please note.

Usual stuff. Wondering if I should actually pay heed to these warnings and remove the images from this site that aren’t officially released.. I’ll be sleeping on that.

As well as the post on Facebook, she made a post on twitter once again stating that screen-shots and videos of PSO2 are still banned. It did however state that you are allowed to make illustrations and make comics about PSO2, though I suspect rule 34 has been applied some time ago anyway.

Funs

Bonkohara made a post on the PSO2 Facebook page. Quoting it here in its entirety.

皆さん、こんばんは!今日も一日おつかれさまです!
リクエストをいただいたので、Android用の壁紙も作ってみ​ました!(960?px854px)
実は昨日帰りがけにこっそり作っておいたんです。
絵柄はIphoneと同じデザインです。もしよかったら使ってく​ださいね:D ♥

Hello everyone,
Some funs (her typo, not mine!) asked us to how to get android’s wallpaper (960pxx854px) by facebook’s wall. So We made it for you last night hehe :)
This is same image as iphone’ wallpaper.
Please use it for your phone :D ♥
Thanks to post a lot of nice message for us always :)

The above mentioned wallpaper.

Nice to see another post in English. Given that the page is now flooded with English posts (with most leaving me ashamed to be a part of this fanbase..), I guess it was inevitable. They’re up to 1910 fans as of writing this post, so maybe we’ll get something special from the 2000th, who knows.

Alpha Test Dates – There May Even Be a __________!

Yes as the title suggests some dates and times have been announced for the alpha tests, posted on the PSO2 Facebook page.

■ First test
August 18 (Thu), 16:00 to 23:00
August 19 (Fri), 18:00 to 23:00
■ Second Test
August 23 (Tuesday) 16:00 to 23:00
■ Third Test
August 26 (Fri) 16:00 – 27 (Sat) 23:00

Bonkohara notes that these dates may change, presumably this depends on the outcome of these tests.

You can find a translation of the alpha test schedule here. Of note is that initial tests will only concern the forest and lobby, with the 3rd test scheduled to add the “Volcano Cave” area seen in screenshots. They will be adding more players at each stage of the test, so good luck to all those who applied!

PSO2 Official Facebook Page

If you’re not already aware, PSO2 has an official Facebook page right here:

http://www.facebook.com/sega.pso2?sk=wall

One interesting post was pointed out in the #psu IRC chatroom by member Vashyron. An English speaking fan told the PSO2 to announce a US release! They responded with “we will try!”.

https://www.facebook.com/jose.portela/posts/186318298099515

Hm. Not exactly brimming with confidence from this, but that they’re responding at all in English is somewhat comforting I guess.