Even though Sega neglected to bring the confetti, the kazoos, and the fireworks to the floor of Tokyo Game Show 2010, it's managed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Phantasy Star Online in a radical and meaningful way. How, you ask? By announcing a brand installment in the long-running MMO-ish franchise called Phantasy Star Online 2.
Details are lighter than air, despite the recent appearance of an official site, but it is known that PSO 2 will be a PC game set for release at some point in 2011.
Siliconera reports that Phantasy Star brain Satoshi Sakai is calling PSO 2 a "true successor," and more importantly, a "completely new work." And here I was thinking that Sega was just rereleasing a PSP classic under this game's name. Shucks.