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Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): GameCube, Xbox
Peripherals supported:
Nintendo GameCube
GBA Cable, Modem, Keyboard
Genre: RPG































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo GameCube
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) DOL-P-GPOJ
Nintendo GameCube
JP (Modem Set)
¥9,800 (10,290) HGC-0001
Nintendo GameCube
JP (Plus)
¥3,980 (4,179) DOL-P-GPOJ
Nintendo GameCube
US
$? DOL-P-GPOE
Nintendo GameCube
US (Plus)
$? DOL-P-GPOE
Nintendo GameCube
EU
€? ? DOL-P-GPOP



Xbox
JP
¥6,800 (7,140)
Xbox
US
$? N11-00002
Xbox
EU
€? ? ?



Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (ファンタシースターオンライン エピソード1&2) is a Nintendo GameCube and Xbox game developed by Sonic Team. It is an ehanced port of the Sega Dreamcast game Phantasy Star Online.

Gameplay

Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II contains what is now known as the first two "episodes" of Phantasy Star Online. The first episode consists of the content found in the Dreamcast version of Phantasy Star Online (and Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2), while the second is brand new to the GameCube and Xbox.

While the core game is the same across both platforms, the online element is platform specific (that is to say, GameCube users could only play with other GameCube users; Xbox users can only play with Xbox users). This was not Sega's original intention - towards the back-end of 2001 the company envisioned an online system that would accommodate both consoles, as well as the PC and PlayStation 2[1], but an agreement presumably could not be reached by the platform holders.

Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus was also released for the GameCube, which fixes an exploit that was discovered, allowing the console to run retail games and homebrew software by changing the DNS of the game, connecting it to a local server instead of the official servers. Other fixes included removing several item duplicating exploits and the inclusion of the online only quests to offline gameplay. This version was only released for the GameCube in Japan and North America.

Sega has closed its servers, making the games unplayable by official means. The process began with the Japanese GameCube version (2004-03-26), Western GameCube (and Plus) (2007-04-01), Japanese Xbox version (2008-01-31) and finally the Western Xbox version (2008-04-22). An "offline" mode is supported by the game, but lacks many of the features of its "online" counterpart.

Production credits

Episode I & II

Game Design Section
Program Section
Graphic Design Section
  • Chartacter/Item: Wataru Watanabe, Yuki Takahshi
  • Assistant: Yonosuke Miki
  • Chartacter Motion: Tomonori Dobashi
  • City Chartacter: Ai Ikeda
  • Field: Kosei Kitamura, Sakae Tabata, Haruka Hagunoya, Michio Abe, Akira Mikame, Kaori Hitsuda, Kenji Odaka, Shio Hashimoto
  • Enemy: Satoshi Sakai, Masatoshi Yasumura, Yuki Kawawa
  • Technique: Takanori Fukazawa
  • Sequence: Takanori Fukazawa, Miho Bonkohara
  • Symbol Chat: Haruka Haginoya
  • Web Design: Miho Bonkohara
  • Chartacter Illustration: Akikazu Mizuno
  • Motion Capture: Kazuhisa Nishimura (Ldw/Sakuratei), Ryuichi Yamada (Ldw/Sakuratei), Shigeru Ohata (Ldw/Sakuratei), Shigeaki Nunokawa (Ldw/Sakuratei), Masaaki Murakami (Ldw/Sakuratei), Masakatsu Inoue (Ldw/Sakuratei), Yasuyo Hirao (Ldw/Sakuratei)
  • Motion Capture (Lobby Action): Hans Van Veenendaal (Sega-AM2), Takeo Iwata (Sega-AM2), Hideaki Fukai (Sega-AM2), Fujita Katsuhiro (Sega-AM2)
  • Action Cordinator: Mitsuo Abe (AAC), Wataru Koga (Katsugekiza)
  • Motion Actors: Akira Gohashi (ACC), Jun Yamashita (ACC), Kazuhiko Shinyako (Katsugekiza), Tony Hosokawa (Katsugekiza)
Sound Section
Tokyo Recording Unit
  • Orchestra Recording Producer: Kotaro Kamada (Band Power)
  • Orchestra Arranger: Daisuke Okamoto, Toshiaki Hda
  • Conductor: Yaufumi Tokito
  • Main Orchestra Play: Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
  • Orchestra Chief Manager: Hiroyuki Tominaga (Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra)
  • Addtional Musicians: Noki Watanabe (Feb), Hiroyuki Koike (1st Strings), Rie Koike (2nd Strings), Kaori Hirooka (Vla), Masahiro Tanaka (Vc), Gizaemon Furuta (Horn)
  • Musician Co-Ordinator: Ayako Sato (Witchcraft)
  • Recording Engineer: Hirokazu Akashi, Yoshitada Miya, Hirofumi Sako
  • Assistant Engineer: Sawako Sogabe, Kazunori Yoshida (Sound City), Saroshi Nakazawa (Sound City)
  • Recorded At: Wave Master Recording Studio (June-Oct.2000), Sound City Studio (Sep.2000)
London Recording Unit
  • Vocal: Loren
  • Recording Coordinator: Shiro Sahisu (Ro-Jam)
  • Recording Director: Kan Hashimoto (Jail House)
  • Recording Engineer: Phlip Bagenal
  • Recorded At: Eastcote Studios London UK (Oct.2000)
  • Sound Coordinator: Yukifumi Makino
  • Sound Created By: Wave Master Inc.
Sega Corporation
  • Executive Management: Hideki Sato, Tetsu Kayama
  • Network R&D Dept.: Hideki Okamura, Kenichi Iwanaga, Yuki Yamanka, Masahiro Sato, Masaharu Shinohara, Yoshimi Agata, Akira Ohe, Shintaro Matsumoto, Osamu Kawahata, Jin Kojima
  • Technical Management: Akihiro Etori, Takuji Konuma, Takashi Shoji
  • Sega Access: Yoichi Uchida, Takayuki Kunihiro, Shincgi Yamazaki, Toyoji Kurose, Makoto Tamaki
  • Product Management Dept.: Masanao Maeda, Seijiro Sannabe, Yasushi Yamashita, Hideki Yokaichiya
  • Design Production Team Manager: Yoshihiro Sakuta
  • Design Production Designer: Youichi Takahashi
  • Design Production Editor: Chieko Nakamura, Masaru Kobayashi
  • International Business/Product Delvelopment: Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Hitoshi Okuno, Yusuke Suai
  • Consumer Product Dept.: Junichi Shimizu, Akira Nishikawa, Akira Terasawa, Kazumi Kigawa, Yoshimitsu Wakai, Kazuhiko Morii, Sunao Murayama
  • Sales Promotion: Naoko Ohoka, Yasushi Nagumo, Markio Takeda
Sega of America, Inc.
  • President & COO: Peter Moore
  • Executive Vice President: Shinobu Toyoda
  • Localization Producer: Jason Kuo
  • Localization Manager: Osamu Shibamuya
  • VP Of Product Delvelopment: Jin Shimazaki
  • Project Test Lead: Kari Hattner
  • Senior Tester: Walter Kim
  • Product Manager: Rich Briggs
  • Associste Product Manager: Noah Musler
  • Vice President-Marketing: Mike Fischer
  • Creative Services: Bob Schonfisch, Erica Forte
  • Public Relations: Kirsten Merit, Bryce Baer
  • Adventising: Caroline Mcniel, Teri Higgins
Sega.Com
  • COO: Fred Huey
  • Network Producer: Ryan Hurth
  • Director.PD: Jerry Markota
  • Lead Network Analyst: Jason Kuner
  • Director.Online Dev: John Kuner
  • Web Producer: Chris Olson
  • Director.Operations: Eugene Archibald
  • Network Engineer: Eric Fehr
Sega Europe, Ltd.
  • Coo: Naoya Tsurumi
  • Director Of PD: Kats Sato
  • Localization Producer: Kuniyo Matsumoto
  • Assistant Producer: Jens Geffert
  • European Product Manager: Mark Fisher
  • Network Manager: Ryusuke Ito
  • Network Engineer: Stephen Tan, Sean Quinlan
  • Network QC: Teruo Yabumoto
  • Test Dept: David Smith, Chris Geiles
  • Special Thanks: Sonic Team USA, Tadashi Takezaki, Toshimasa Kubo, Satoshi Iami, Yutaka Shoji, Kazunori Yagi, Hidekai Fujii, Nobuyuki Inoue, Masato Kubota, Youshi Obata, Tsuyoshi Sawada, Mutsuhiro Fujii, Yasuko Maruyama, Takaaki Saito, Masakazu Miura, Cord Smith
  • Cooperation With: MPEG Sofdec, ADX
  • Created By: Sonic Team
  • Presented By: Sega

Episode I & II Plus

Game Design Section
Program Section
Graphic Design Section
  • Chartacter/Item: Wataru Watanabe, Yuki Takahshi
  • Assistant: Yonosuke Miki
  • Chartacter Motion: Tomonori Dobashi
  • City Chartacter: Ai Ikeda
  • Field: Kosei Kitamura, Sakae Tabata, Haruka Hagunoya, Michio Abe, Akira Mikame, Kaori Hitsuda, Kenji Odaka, Shio Hashimoto
  • Enemy: Satoshi Sakai, Masatoshi Yasumura
  • Technique: Takanori Fukazawa
  • Sequence: Takanori Fukazawa, Miho Bonkohara
  • Symbol Chat: Haruka Haqinoya
  • Web Design: Miho Bonkohara
  • Chartacter Illustration: Akikazu Mizuno
  • Motion Capture: Kazuhisa Nishimura (Ldw/Sakuratei), Ryuichi Yamada (Ldw/Sakuratei), Shigeru Ohata (Ldw/Sakuratei), Shigeaki Nunokawa (Ldw/Sakuratei), Masaaki Murakami (Ldw/Sakuratei), Masakatsu Inoue (Ldw/Sakuratei), Yasuyo Hirao (Ldw/Sakuratei)
  • Motion Capture (Lobby Action): Hans Van Veenendaal (Sega-AM2), Takeo Iwata (Sega-AM2), Hideaki Fukai (Sega-AM2), Fujita Katsuhiro (Sega-AM2)
  • Action Cordinator: Mitsuo Abe (AAC), Wataru Koga (Katsugekiza)
  • Motion Actors: Akira Gohashi (ACC), Jun Yamashita (ACC), Kazuhiko Shinyako (Katsugekiza), Tony Hosokawa (Katsugekiza)
Sound Section
Tokyo Recording Unit
  • Orchestra Recording Producer: Kotaro Kamada (Band Power)
  • Orchestra Arranger: Daisuke Okamoto, Toshiaki Hda
  • Conductor: Yaufumi Tokito
  • Main Orchestra Play: Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
  • Orchestra Chief Manager: Hiroyuki Tominaga
  • Addtional Musicians: Noki Watanabe (Feb), Hiroyuki Koike (1st Strings), Rie Koike (2nd Strings), Kaori Hirooka (Vla), Masahiro Tanaka (Vc), Gizaemon Furuta (Horn)
  • Musician Co-Ordinator: Ayako Sato (Witchcraft)
  • Recording Engineer: Hirokazu Akashi, Yoshitada Miya, Hirofumi Sako
  • Assistant Engineer: Sawako Sogabe, Kazunori Yoshida (Sound City), Saroshi Nakazawa (Sound City)
  • Recorded At: Wave Master Recording Studio (June-Oct.2000), Sound City Studio (Sep.2000)
London Recording Unit
  • Vocal: Loren
  • Recording Co-Ordinator: Shiro Sahisu (Ro-Jam)
  • Recording Director: Kan Hashimoto (Jail House)
  • Recording Engineer: Phlip Bagenal
  • Recorded At: Eastcote Studios London UK (Oct.2000)
  • Sound Coordinator: Yukifumi Makino
  • Sound Created By: Wave Master Inc.
Sega Corporation
  • Executive Management: Hisao Oguchi, Hideki Okamura, Masanao Maeda, Hidekazu Yukawa, Toshihiro Nagoshi, Yusuke Asano
  • Network R&D Dept.: Hideki Okamura, Kenichi Iwanaga, Yuki Yamanka, Masahiro Sato, Masaharu Shinohara, Yoshimi Agata, Akira Ohe, Shintaro Matsumoto, Osamu Kawahata, Jin Kojima
  • Technical Management: Akihiro Etori, Takuji Konuma, Takashi Shoji
  • Product Management Dept.: Masanao Maeda, Seijiro Sannabe, Yasushi Yamashita, Hideki Yokaichiya
  • Design Production Team: Yoshihiro Sakuta, Youichi Takahashi, Chieko Nakamura, Masaru Kobayashi, Yoshitake Ohta
  • International Business/Product Delvelopment: Tatsuyuki Miyazaki, Yusuke Suai
  • Consumer Product Dept.: Junichi Shimizu, Akira Nishikawa, Akira Terasawa, Kazuhiko Morii, Sunao Murayama
  • Sales Promotion: Naoko Ohoka, Yasushi Nagumo, Markio Takeda, Yoko Nagasawa
Sega of America, Inc.
  • Executive Vice President: Shinobu Toyoda, Fred Huey
  • Localization Producer: Jason Kuo
  • Director.PD: Osamu Shibamuya
  • Product Manager: Noah Musler
  • Adventising: Teri Higgins
  • Website Manager: Chris Olson
Sega.Com
  • Director.PD: Jerry Markota
  • Director.Online Dev: John Kuner
  • Director.Operations: Eugene Archibald
  • Network Engineer: Eric Fehr
Sega Europe, Ltd.
  • Coo: Naoya Tsurumi
  • Director Of PD: Jin Shimazaki
  • Localization Producer: Kuniyo Matsumoto
  • European Product Manager: Mark Fisher
  • Network Manager: Ryusuke Ito
  • Network Engineer: Stephen Tan, Sean Quinlan
  • French Translator: Brigtte Nadesan
  • German Translator: Zuzanna Zabkova
  • Spanish Translator: Marta Lois Gonzalez
  • Test Dept: David Smith, Chris Geiles
  • Special Thanks: Sonic Team USA, Tadashi Takezaki, Toshimasa Kubo, Satoshi Iami, Yutaka Shoji, Kazunori Yagi, Hidekai Fujii, Nobuyuki Inoue, Masato Kubota, Youshi Obata, Tsuyoshi Sawada, Mutsuhiro Fujii, Yasuko Maruyama, Takaaki Saito, Takeshi Shimizu
  • Cooperation With: MPEG Sofdec, ADX
  • Created By: Sonic Team
  • Presented By: Sega

Magazine articles

Main article: Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

GameCube version

GameCube, US
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Cover
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Disc
GameCube, US (Plus)
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Cover
GameCube, JP
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Cover
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Disc
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Ver.1.1
GameCube, JP (Plus)
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Cover
GameCube, JP (With Modem Adaptor)
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Cover
PSOEp12 GC JP With Modem ModemBox Front.jpg
Modem Box Front
PSOEp12 GC JP With Modem ModemBox Back.jpg
Modem Box Back
PSOEp12 GC JP With Modem ModemBox Manual.pdf
Modem Manual
GameCube, UK
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Cover
GameCube, FR
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Cover
GameCube, DE
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Cover
GameCube, DE (newer)
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Cover
GameCube, ES
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Cover

Xbox version

Xbox, US
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Cover
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Disc
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Xbox US Manual.pdf
Manual
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Xbox US Pamphlet.pdf
Pamphlet
Xbox, US (Display)
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Cover
Xbox, JP
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Cover
Xbox, UK
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Cover
Xbox, FR
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Cover
Xbox, DE

Xbox, ES

External links

References

  1. File:NextGeneration US 81.pdf, page 12


Phantasy Star series
Phantasy Star (1987) | Phantasy Star II (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990) | Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium (1993)
Phantasy Star Online (Ver. 2 | Ep. I & II | Ep. III | Ep. IV) (2000-2005) | Phantasy Star Universe (Ambition of the Illuminus) (2006-2007) | Phantasy Star Online 2 (es) (2012-2014)
Handheld games
Phantasy Star Adventure (1992) | Phantasy Star Gaiden (1992) | Phantasy Star 0 (Mini) (2008-2009) | Phantasy Star Portable (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Infinity) (2009-2011) | Phantasy Star Nova (2014)
Compilations
Sega Ages Phantasy Star Collection (1998) | Phantasy Star Collection (2003) | Phantasy Star Complete Collection (2008) | Phantasy Star Defender's Pack! (2011)
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures
Amia | Anne | Huey | Kinds | Nei | Rudger | Shilka | Yushis/Eusis
Others
Phantasy Star Generation: 1 (2003) | Phantasy Star Generation: 2 (2005) | Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets (2011) | Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (2016)
Albums
Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection I (1993) | Phantasy Star Collection: Sound Collection II (1993) | Phantasy Star Online Original Sound Track (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Songs of Ragol Odyssey: Soundtrack Episode 1 & 2 (2002) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III Special Edition (2003) | Let The Winds Blow: Phantasy Star Online Episode III C.A.R.D. Revolution Original Sound Track (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Premium Arrange (2004) | Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV Sound Track (2005) | Phantasy Star Universe Game Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Tsutaya Original Sound Track (2006) | Save This World: Phantasy Star Universe Original Score (2006) | For Brighter Day Phantasy Star Universe Original Soundtrack (2006) | Phantasy Star 1st Series Complete Album (2008) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Original Soundtrack (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Original Sound Track (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Special Single CD (2009) | Phantasy Star Soundtrack: Theme Song Collection (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Original Soundtrack: Wings of Universe (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Special CD (2011) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Original Soundtrack (2012) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Sound Collection (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Mini Sound Track (2013) | Phantasy Star Series 25th Anniversary Concert Sympathy 2013 Live Memorial Album (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 1 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 2 (2013) | Phantasy Star Music Collection 2000-2007 (2013) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 3 (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Original Soundtrack (2015) | Phantasy Star Online Series 15th Anniversary Concert: Sympathy 2015 Live Memorial Album (2016) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Original Sound Tracks Vol. 4 (2016)
Audiobooks
Memorial Drama CD & Fanbook "Phantasy Star: Fuujirareshi Kioku" (1995) | Phantasy Star Online 2: Project Dream Arcs! (2013)
Books
Phantasy Star II Hint Book (1989) | Phantasy Star III: Toki no Keishousha Koushiki Guide Book (1990) | Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom Hint Book (1991) | Phantasy Star: Sennenki no Owari ni Game Guide Book (1994) | Phantasy Star Koushiki Settei Shiryoushuu (1995) | Phantasy Star IV Official Players Guide (1995) | Phantasy Star Online Navigation Guide (2000) | Phantasy Star Online Official Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Kanzen Kouryaku Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Tettei Kouryaku Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 Perfect Guide (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Fan Book (2001) | Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Official Perfect Guide (2002) | Phantasy Star Online Ultimate (2002) | Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2003) | Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution Complete Guide (2003) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution (2004) | Phantasy Star Universe Signature Series Guide (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Perfect Bible (2006) | Phantasy Star Universe Visual Book (200x) | Phantasy Star Universe Settei Shiryoushuu (2007) | Phantasy Star Universe: Illuminus no Yabou Perfect Guide (2007) | Phantasy Star Portable Fan Book: Guardians Maniacs (2008) | Phantasy Star Portable Perfect Bible (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Photon Master Guide (2008) | Phantasy Star 0 Complete Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star 0 Official Strategy Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Star Frontier Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Perfect Bible (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity: Infinity Battle Guide (2011) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Start Guide Book (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Master Guide Book (2012) | Phantasy Star Online 2 Expert Guide (2013) | 25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles (2013) | Phantasy Star Nova Guide Book (2014) | Phantasy Star Nova Side Stories (2015) | Phantasy Star Nova Perfect Bible (2015)