While Sega seems to simply ignore the fact that a western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 was actually announced a while ago, this game is already playable in other regions such as Japan or Southeast Asia. And if you’re still itching for it, I guess right now you could play the SEA version, since the IP block has just been removed for some obscure reason. The good thing is that the game is already fully translated into English – one more reason why we don’t understand the delay for the North American and European launch – but since it’s currently unknown why the IP block was removed and if it is actually going to last, don’t get too attached to your characters. This could be just part of a problem with the servers, or maybe the publisher Playpark is just trying to get a few more players along for the ride.
If you’ve already lost hope about the Phantasy Star Online 2 North American and European launch, keep your head up – stranger things have happened.