A lot of people have been waiting nearly a decade to finally play Phantasy Star Online 2. In those first minutes with the game, why not make things weird and dress up like a low-rent Sonic the Hedgehog cosplayer?
Sega’s immediately monetizing Phantasy Star Online 2 when it comes west on March 17 with the open beta, and it’s in the form of a $60 Sonic-focused founder’s pack. Your character could wear this approximation of Sonic’s look that’s held together with a lot of tape. Throw the Sonic mask on to really nail the uncanny valley aesthetic.
That $60 gets you more than just the Sonic garb. It also comes with a 30-day premium subscription and a bunch of consumables. One of the more interesting perks are the five Ragol Memories which grant cosmetics from the original PSO (which can include costumes). Also, it’s worth noting that a one-month premium subscription costs approximately $13 on its own.
It’s pricey for what it is, but anyone who doesn’t need to look like Sonic won’t get gouged. PSO2 is free-to-play apart from the microtransactions. But, combining two of Sega’s most popular franchises will take a few gold rings.
Here’s everything that’s included in the PSO2 Sonic collaboration founder’s pack:
- Male Sonic suit
- Female Sonic suit
- Sonic Hair 1
- Sonic Hair 2
- Emotes 602: Sonic and Tails
- Sonic Knuckles weapon camo
- Sonic mask
- Ragol Memory (5)
- Inventory expansion (5)
- 30 days of premium subscription service
- Mission Pass Gold Ticket
- Beauty Salon free pass (1)
- Character storage expansion (5)
- +150% EXP earned (15)
- +125% Triboost (10)
- Grinder (500)
- AC Scratch Ticket (12)
- +50% Great Enhancement Aid (99)
PSO2: Sonic Collaboration Edition [Phantasy Star Online 2]